I’m always in need of a de-stressing trick (or five), and I suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. That’s why I was thrilled when Annet King, the director of global education for the International Dermal Institute, introduced me to the new Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum, $60 while at the same time showing me a few key headache-relieving/calming acupressure moves.
I decided to photograph myself doing each of them so you could copy them at home — to burn off the stress in your life. Don’t judge though, I had to use the computer camera for these, so they’re not pretty.
Here’s what I did: I applied four drops of the serum (as recommended) to my skin. It is infused with botanical oils like Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Geranium, Rosemary, Cinnamon and Neroil — phew — that was quite a list. And, in addition, it contains an active peptide and hyaluronic acid to help promote collagen production and hydrate the skin. So basically this product is a spirit-calming, anti-aging multitasker. Just what the doctor ordered. Here are the acupressure points I then pushed on:
Acupoint No. 1: Press on your temples to help relieve headaches and aid in relaxation.
Acupoint No. 2: Press on the inner corners of your eyes. This helps relieve sinus pressure, headaches and even swelling around the eyes.
Acupoint No. 3: Press on the little indentation under your brow — right on the bone. Again, this helps relieve headaches and sinus pressure.