A youthful glow is easy to maintain but hard to achieve. That’s why prevention is better than cure when it comes to skincare. While it is possible to reverse signs of ageing, the process takes ample time and dedication. On the other hand, maintaining clear and supple skin requires only dedication. With an under eye mask, you treat the windows to your soul. The eyes are the first parts of the body to give away your age.
Here’s why you should protect your eyes with eye masks.
1. Eyes Reveal Your Age
The skin around the eyes is very thin. This is why the first wrinkles appear here, often for women in their mid-twenties, in the form of crow’s feet. Indeed, crow’s feet are not necessarily a sign of ageing. Sometimes, they can form because of sun exposure.
Eye masks give the skin around your eyes the special hydration that they need. By enriching this skin with vitamins, you prevent the thinning of the skin.
Eye masks can also remove dark circles. Considering that your 20s are supposed to be the most fun time in your life, you can look at pictures of yourself when you’re 60 and wonder about the energy and youth of the woman who was just discovering the world. You don’t want to look at yourself and see baggy or puffy eyes from not getting enough sleep the night before.
2. Look Healthier
Whether you realise it or not, eye health is essential to a healthy appearance. When someone looks at you, your eyes are the first thing they see. That’s why your eyes should be the most well-maintained part of your appearance. Eye masks boost collagen production, reduce hyperpigmentation, and hydrate the skin to rid the eyes of a sunken appearance.
3. Cream vs Sheet Mask
Eye masks come in various mediums. Cream masks are usually applied at night when you go to bed. You wear them to bed and apply them in a tapping motion with your ring finger as part of your night routine. Sheet masks, on the other hand, are to be left on for about 15-30 minutes and either washed off or removed after application.
Both types are effective, but you might have to pick one that suits your skin. It’s best to consult a professional if you want to be mindful about what under eye mask you’re picking.
4. Morning Routine or Night Routine?
While most options include night masks, you can also wear eye masks during the day. These might be enriched with SPF to protect your skin from the harsh sun. Sun exposure can accelerate signs of ageing. Protecting your eyes from this devil is your best preventative step.
(Also, carry sunglasses with you at all times!)
5. Special Care for the Sensitive Area
While some believe using a little extra moisturiser might be adequate eye care, that’s not entirely true. The skin around your eyes needs some extra love. You put your eyes through a lot. You work on computer screens for hours, stay up late at night, constantly put them to work to look at things throughout the day, rub them when you’re sleepy or itchy, and strain them to see in the sun. These make your eyes look tired.
It’s possible that over the years, you’ve gotten used to looking at yourself and not realising how tired your eyes look. Try using eye masks for a month and see the difference yourself.