Inversions don’t have to be headstands, by the way: standing up and touching your toes counts. Head massage is also a valuable treat. I keep a metal Indian head-massager thing on my desk. It looks like a giant daddy-long-legs and I use it regularly during stressful phone calls.
Good hair and skin and bright eyes are a manifestation of good health, so it’s logical that tapping, or EFT (emotional freedom technique) can also improve skin and scalp health, even though it was developed in the 1970s as a technique to help with emotional as well as physical problems. Comprised of a series of gentle tapping motions on the face, scalp and chest, accompanied by self-affirming statements, it can be remarkably effective, reducing signs of anxiety by almost 60 per cent, lowering stress by 43 per cent and easing physical pain by up to 68 per cent.
The US military uses tapping for PTSD. Poppy Delbridge makes it easy to maintain the habit with her £1 a day subscription service to twice-daily Zoom sessions. Or opt for one-on-ones .Plus, the @resetmsm Instagram feed is worth a visit for free tutorials on stress-reducing techniques.