Are you someone who bemoans the area under your eyes every day? Do you have bags, wrinkles or darkness? You aren’t alone. In response to this, several skincare manufacturers have created products that specifically target that area to help erase the signs of aging, plump the skin, erase darkness and otherwise leaving you looking and feeling gorgeous. Here’s what you need to know about these under eye masks so you can get the most out of them.
1. The Masks Work by Altering Your Skin
The ingredients in under eye masks, which include hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract, are known to improve texture and appearance, which makes them a natural addition to the products. They plump and tone the skin so that when you wear the masks, you can see the results pretty much right away. Perfect!
2. Most of Them Are Single Use
The best thing about these under eye masks is that you apply them for a given amount of time, then remove and toss them. How much easier could it get? The masks generally have a peel off sticker on the back, which reveals the adhesive. You simply press the mask in the appropriate area and hang out until it’s time to take them off.
3. You Can Find the Masks over the Counter
If you have a major issue happening under your eyes, you might be better off talking to your dermatologist about an appropriate treatment option. If you just want to spiff things up a little bit, you can find great eye masks over the counter at virtually any drugstore. They are affordable and easy to find so you can take matters into your own hands anytime the need arises.
4. Expect to Invest at Least 10 Minutes when You Use the Masks
Some under eye masks require you to wear them for about 10 minutes, while others many need to stay in place for 30 minutes or more. Read the package before you buy so you know what you’re getting into. Also, carve out some time for your mask. Don’t hit the snooze 5 times, then try and fit an under eye mask into your morning routine.
5. They Work for Many Things
As I mentioned above, under eye masks were designed to hide darkness and plump up bags under your eyes. They can do several other things too. Some will tighten the skin under your eyes, helping mask fine lines and wrinkles. Others will cool the refresh the skin, helping wake you up while also brightening your complexion. Test out several products to find the one that meets your needs.
6. Use Caution when Applying and Removing the Mask
The skin under your eyes is some of the most delicate anywhere on your body. This is why you often see more pronounced wrinkles there. When you press the mask onto the area, be gentle so that you don’t push and pull your skin more than you need to. Likewise, when you peel the mask off, do so gently. That way you preserve the results and won’t damage your skin in the process.
7. The Results of under Eye Masks is Temporary
You are going to love the results of using an under eye mask, but you have to keep in mind that the results are temporary. You will notice them pretty much as soon as you remove the masks, but the effects won’t last more than a day or so. You can use them every day, but if you need a more effective treatment, talk to your dermatologist.
Have you ever tried an under eye mask? Will you give them a try now? I have them on my list, for sure!