Our eyes tell the world if we're alert, or tuned out. Just as a good backrub can help you to feel better about yourself, a little tender loving care for your peepers will do wonders when fatigue is about to get the better of you.
Here are five tips from Ms Teri Tay, Education Manager for Dermalogica, to a DIY eye massage:
1) Always have an eye cream or eye masque that gives you a good glide to start off the massage, for example the Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair or the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.
But if you're on the go and have no access to a ready eye cream, you can always apply eye pressure point massage can be done, anytime, anywhere.
2) Massage all around the upper and lower eyelid area in slow, circular movements, without dragging the skin. Use outside-in or inside-out movements to stimulate eye muscles, which are circular.
3) Pressure points are actually sore areas around the eye socket which can be easily found. Move along your socket bone and exert slight pressure with your ring finger.
When you reach a spot that feels sore, hold for a count of three, release the pressure and move on to the next spot.
Repeat for a few minutes, several times a day to ease the soreness. The more tired your eyes are, the more soreness you will feel.
4) Regularly exercise the eye muscles by blinking. Try blinking 100 times in a minute.
5) Always end a DIY eye massage with a hot masque or gel pack if you suffer from dark eye rings, and end with a cold pack if your eyes are puffy.