The eyes are the windows to the soul, and sometimes they struggle to keep the truth. They can reveal dirty little secrets like bad sleep habits and bad bedtime habits. For a quick fix, we could take cucumber slices or frozen spoons. Soon, those bags under the eyes or dark circles or “panda eyes” are back!
Looking for something that goes beyond a temporary fix? Enter the natural eye masks: the best secret of the eyes wide open! Read on to learn the eye-the dyllic benefits of eye masks for brighter, younger-looking eyes and how to incorporate these little wonders into your skincare routine.
It’s time to send your eye bags packing and leave those panda eyes with their cuddly bamboo lovers!
What are eye masks and do you do Really Need them?
No one wants to wake up and face the day looking like a bad panda impression. While these black and white bamboo bears can rock the dark spots, we’re not quite so lucky. When it’s not possible to log a full night’s sleep or dodge the “you look tired” comments, there can be light at the end of the tunnel.
An eye mask is one of the brightest ideas — skip the cucumbers and spoons — to give the delicate eye area the TLC it needs and deserves. In short, an eye mask is a smaller version of a sheet mask which nowadays comes more in the form of a gel, a flexible peel and stick patch which is designed to adapt to the area under the eyes.
Eye masks help solve problems such as bags under the eyes, dark circles, fine lines, and more! They typically contain moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and vitamins, as well as brightening agents like caffeine and niacinamide.
Since our delicate under-eye area is thinner than the rest of our skin and is usually the first to show signs of aging, eye masks are a necessity in your skin care routine for hydrated eyes. and energetic.
Benefits of eye masks
Whether it’s an all-nighter or salty potato chips, there’s total consensus on an eye mask’s proven ability to deflate under-eye puffiness and fight pesky dark circles. Puffiness or shadows under your eyes are just an accumulation of fluid under the skin which is especially noticeable around the eye area due to the thinness and fragility of the skin under the eyes.
Luckily, while some of these issues seem hard to combat, a natural eye mask doesn’t care about poor sleep habits, poor food choices, allergies and more – just results. Discover the top benefits of incorporating these skin-soothing wonders into your beauty arsenal.
#1. Reduces puffiness under the eyes
Eye masks are often infused with ingredients that can ward off puffiness or bags under the eyes. These ingredients include caffeine, such as coffee or green tea – hello, matcha! – which can redirect blood flow and swelling under the eyes. These are some of the bad guys behind the dark puffy eyes.
#2. Illuminates the area under the eyes
Who doesn’t want awake, peppy peepers? Eye masks can contain vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin K, which are famous for brighten the area under the eyes. If you know anything about us, we love these coffee-infused vitamins and products for their glowing powers. So, naturally, organic green coffee is another standout for its lightening powers.
#3. Help with aging issues
Collagen boosting ingredients and antioxidants in eye masks can renew thinning under eye skin and reduce the signs of aging. For example, ginseng is a highly anti-aging and skin-conditioning root that is rich in phytonutrients. It is a powerhouse for increasing collagen production for firmer, more elastic skin and essential for diminishing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
#4. Moisturizes the area under the eyes
Vitamin E is considered a building block of the skin and this is precisely why many eye masks contain the moisturizing ingredient. Vitamin e-xcellent is ideal for moisturizing the eye area to keep the skin plump, hydrated and luminous.
When to use an eye mask?
I hope we’ve opened your eyes to adding one of these awesome under eye lollipops to your beauty arsenal. It’s not only an amazing way to fight aging, dehydration and fatigue in your delicate under-eye area, but anybody can use eye mask at any time.
Whether you’re watching a movie marathon or indulging in a luxurious bath, having an eye mask handy can give your skin a much-needed boost. Using an eye mask in the morning can help deflate bags under the eyes or eliminate dark circles. You can also apply an eye mask at night to relieve fatigue and help rehydrate the skin under your eyes.
PRO-TIP: Put an eye mask in your refrigerator before applying it. Cool is not only refreshing, but it will also eliminate puffiness instantly – and much better than a cold spoon or veggies!
How to Incorporate an Eye Mask into Your Skincare Routine
Before we cover how to incorporate these super eye lollipops into your daily routine, let’s talk a bit about how to choose the right eye mask. First of all, the technology behind an eye mask is the same. The material of the “hydrogel” mask is composed of aloe water and vegetable cellulose made to intensely hydrate your skin. As it is worn, the water and active ingredients are absorbed into your skin.
Depending on the eye problem you want to target, there is an eye mask designed to fight aging, puffiness and dark circles. That said, one of our cult favorites for a glowing under-eye area is our Bright Eyes mask. With its soothing cucumber hydrosol and the triple boost of caffeine via green coffee beans, green tea and yerba mate, your eyes will deflate and puff up dark circles.
Remember that our delicate peepers need attention in the morning and evening, and that goes for our faces too! Our most popular coffee eye product is our Coffee Bean Caffeine Cream. It contains a triple dose of stimulating natural caffeine and reduces the water retention that causes puffiness. Nourishing Vitamin E and Rosehip Oil deeply nourish delicate, dehydrated skin for added softness.
If you’ve searched high and low for a pick-me-up for your skin, look no further than our Coffee Bean Face Cream. With benefits like firming and brightening the skin, in addition to protecting against the culprits of aging, this skin miracle will give your complexion an immediate healthy and vibrant glow!
After relaxing with an eye mask in the evening, be sure to follow up with a night eye cream. Our PM Retinol Eye Cream is a powerful, natural nighttime treatment to diminish the signs of aging around the eyes. This formula uses a pleasant, vegan source of retinol to boost collagen and renew thinning skin under the eyes.
Is it safe to say that eye care is in your near future? We say it’s the perfect way to spend the day or night. They are the perfect companion in the car, in the office or for relaxing at home while providing a special treatment for your delicate eye area. Ditch the cucumbers and cold spoons and let these skin healers work to reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and aging issues.