Under eye patches are great for minimizing puffiness and dryness we get due to work-life that range from continuous glaring at the computer screen for Zoom meetings, reaching out to clients, the use of various software for work, etc. And what about the continuous talk all day to both customers and colleagues? all these can tire anyone down and the only place this shows is around the eyes.
So, what is really under eye patches? They are mini masks that are shaped like a comma or in other words, half-mooned shaped. They are shaped that way so they can fit snuggly under the eyes and the good thing about these under-eye patches is that they are infused with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid that plumps the skin, ceramides – a fatty acid that protects the skin barrier and is great for puffiness, some with Vitamin C to brighten dark circles minimising fine lines and wrinkles, calendula to lift and de-puff, there are also Vitamin E, Squalene, caffeine e.t.c.
As we grow older the less fatty acids, also known as lipids the under-eye produces which tend to lead to thin skin, making dryness, dark circles, fines, and wrinkles more apparent, the continuous use of eye patches can help prevent and treat all these under-eye skin woes. It’s good to know that under-eye patches tone and regenerate tired stressed under-eyes. They are soaked in highly consecrated serums and or essence, and can simply be picked with a picking fork or spatula tool for easy picking to place directly under-eyes, you can simply use your hands to finish it up while on the skin during application/placement. Always use the picking tools when using the under-eye patches to prevent contaminating the rest of the patches in the container. Some also come in a peeling form, which you can simply peel off from the pack and place directly under the eyes.
They can be used at any time of the day and as many times as you need them during the week, they can also be used along with your favourite sheet masks during your self-care Sunday beauty routine.
Finally, the use of eye patches before wearing any eye makeup is the key to preventing your eye makeup from falling apart. They’re hydrating and cooling which depuffs and hydrates the delicate skin under-eye and makes it easy for makeup to sit on top for a longer time.