If you are looking for a quick and easy way to treat your inner eye skin, you can try eye masks. There are different types of them, so in this article, let’s guide you on how to wear eye masks hassle free!
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What’s Actually An Eye Mask?
Keep in mind there are many different types of eye masks and products to help you take care of the under eye area, with a variation of effect and results. For example, there are eye masks, eye patch gel, and we can even add sleeping masks with infusions that can treat your skin.
So, eye masks are products that contain a high concentration of nutrients with the promise to deliver quicker results. It is more or less like a boost or bonus treatment for the under eye area.
Eye Masks Vs Eye Creams
The difference between eye masks and eye creams is that eye cream is a continuous treatment that you need to wait for longer to get more permanent results.
Eye masks on the other hand are quick because they contain concentrated actives that provide an instantaneous glow, which is very effective, but results won’t last as long as it would with an eye cream.
Benefits Of Eye Masks
If you find a high quality eye mask, the benefits are numerous and the good news is that you can even make your own homemade eye masks, (which I have tried and loved as well).
Down below you can have a quick list of fundamental benefits that an eye mask can bring to you when you use it continuously on your skincare routine:
- It is great for sagness and bags;
- Dark circles minimization
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Protects and strengthens the skin barrier
- Hydrate and nourish the area
- Prep the skin for makeup and help it last longer
- Give you a more “rested” aspect
How To Choose The Different Types Of Eye Mask
Prevention and early signs of age
If you are just trying to delay early signs of age, and are looking for a “preventive” treatment, you can try to invest in hydrating masks that contain hyaluronic acid.
The act of hydrating your skin will protect and improve your skin, which will automatically delay the signs of age by default.
If you are already experiencing fine lines and wrinkles for a while, then you can try eye masks that contain collagen, vitamin E, in addition to hyaluronic acid.
If you want to get rid of dark circles, you can try eye masking with whitening properties, such as vitamin C and caffeine. Another option is to try eye masks that contain cucumber and aloe vera that are calming, hydrating and nutritive.
How To Wear Eye Mask
A good way is to use an eye mask once a week, and you can wear them in the morning or at night in your evening skin care routine. Another great way to wear an eye mask, is before a particular event (or date night) that you want to have a little extra glow.
In terms of application, you should be able to read the guidelines that are offered by the eye mask brand. However, there are some general guidelines that I’m sharing with you down below!
- Cleanse your skin and place your eye mask on below the eyes
- Normally, you should wait from 10 to 20 minutes. Make sure you don’t exceed the producer’s instructions
- With the help of a facial roller, do a little massage in the area for a few instants
What Is The Best Time To Wear Eye Mask
There is no right or wrong here, as you can wear an eye mask any time you want. I love using them in my evening routine because it is just more relaxing and I will be happy to get the benefits while drinking my tea.
But do you know these days in the morning that you feel that you need that little extra boost? Then I can go ahead and use it in the morning. I also like to use them before going for a night out which is amazing!
What Is The Correct Way To Put On An Eye Mask?
I have to confess that the first time I used an eye mask, I didn’t know to which side I would put my eye mask on my skin. Do you know the smaller corner?
That should be placed below your inner eye corner, while the thicker round part should be aligned with the outer eye corner. Additionally, you can apply the eye mask patches on the sides of the eyes which is great to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Do DIY Eye Masks Work?
DIY eye masks are a great way to treat your under eye skin, and I can say that some recipes work much better than some expensive eye creams and patches.
DIY Eye Mask Recipes
You can use products such as cucumber, coffee grounds, aloe vera, coconut oil and olive oil to treat the area:
- Mix cucumber with aloe vera and olive oil
- Use olive oil or coconut oil alone
- Mix coffee grounds with olive oil
Add the recipes on the skin and leave there for at least 30 minutes. But you can let it for longer if your schedule permits.
In this article you learned how to wear eye masks as well as tips and tricks to get the most of them in your skincare routine. After that, will you try to use an eye mask? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! I’ll love to hear from you!