How To: Eye Sheet Masks
A few years back, K-beauty products made their way overseas, and we’ve been #obsessed ever since. Who could blame us, have you seen the skin of Korean models? Like silk. One K-beauty staple we’re particularly fond of is sheet masks…and now eye sheet masks, too.
Sheet masks are great all on their own, drenching the skin with nutrient-rich serums to fight dryness, dullness, and fine lines and wrinkles. And the clean up? A breeze. Just remove and discard. Eye sheet masks offer the benefit of targeted treatment, necessary for the delicate, paper-thin skin of the eye area. And eyes are usually the first to show signs of aging, so better start using eye cream like crazy and don a few eye sheet masks throughout the week for better eyes tomorrow.
Read on for a few tips to get the most out of eye sheet masks:
– Use them when they matter, like before an event, say a wedding or a hot date…your eyes will look all bright and glowy immediately, so take advantage and use them when all eyes will be on your eyes.
– Put eye sheet masks in the freezer for a few minutes before using, this will allow the sheet masks to cool the eye area too, instantly reducing inflammation and tightening blood vessels that cause under eye circles to peak out. A two-for-one.
– Also, feel free to apply a little eye cream or serum before donning eye sheets masks for an extra kick. The masks help the skin absorb better by acting as a barrier and pushing all those good-for-skin ingredients into the dermis.
– In need of eye sheet masks? Cut a regular sheet mask into little strips to place under eyes when you wan to “mask” eyes, but not your entire face. Sheet masks are also super easy to make, try these DIY eye sheet masks.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask ($13)
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($15)
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask ($12)
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches ($75)
Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask ($65)
Tarte Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches ($22)
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask ($49)
SK-II Signs Eye Mask ($115)
Dr. Jart+ Dermask Spot Jet Cheek & Eye Lift ($12)
–Claudia Mercado is a beauty-obsessed writer living in Long Beach, CA.