SUPER into eye masks right now and into anti-aging ALWAYS. I’ve been focusing on my eyes lately. I’m someone that sleeps too hard or sleeps too little and wakes up with tired, puffy eyes. There are different ways to combat this issue, but I wanted to find something that multitasked, provided a little anti-aging boost accompanied by taking down the puff!
I’m not the only one that feels this way. When it comes to eyes, a lot of concern revolves around dark circles, puffiness or ‘bags’ underneath the eye. If you’re like me, you’re like ‘WHY?’
Bags are caused by the weakening of tissue and muscle that supports your eyelids.
“As you age, the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weaken. The skin may start to sag, and fat that is normally confined to the area around the eye (orbit) can move into the area below your eyes. Also, the space below your eyes can accumulate fluid, making the under-eyearea appear puffy or swollen.” [Source]
For this reason, finding an eye mask with collagen is AWESOME. I know, I know. We’ve heard a TON about collagen, but what is it exactly and why is it being used? “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.” [Source]
I’ve been exploring different eye masks since I remember the first one I ever did in high school was like paper mache. By far my favorite is this one. BONUS it’s only 9 bucks, which makes it a budget friendly treat for your skin. If you’re looking to explore the eye mask scene, but not ready to bust out $$$ for under eye pads, I HIGHLY recommend checking the Hydrogel Collagen Under Eye Patch out.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Eye Masks
–for puffy eyes. chill your eye masks in the fridge. The coolness will help depuff sleepy eyes or eyes that are swollen from watching A Walk to Remember. Also, throwing major hints at you college kids (FINALS!)
–multitask. I want to get the most out of my eye masks so I wear them in AM while making breakfast and doing my hair. Eyes are fresh for when it’s makeup time.
–collagen. we just talked aaaalll about it. Collagen helps to restore skin elasticity. With under eyes being thin and delicate, this comes in handy.