Okay, let’s be real here. We all know how frustrating it can be to wake up with bags under your eyes, dark circles and fine lines.
It’s like “Hello, I slept like a baby, why do I look like I partied all night?”
We have good news – under eye patches are there to save the day.
These little anti-aging wonders are packed with all sorts of goodies that can help reduce under-eye problems and give you a fresh, fabulous face.
But do you know how to use them like a pro?
In this article, we’ll show you how to apply under-eye patches like a pro, so you can say goodbye to tired eyes.
So sit back, relax and dive into the world of under eye patches.
How to wear under eye patches
♡ Prepare your skin and choose the right patch
Start with clean, dry skin and choose the right type of patch for your skin type.
Before applying under-eye patches, it’s important to make sure your skin is clean and dry. This will ensure the patches adhere properly and allow the ingredients to penetrate your skin.
Also, be sure to choose the right type of patch for your skin type. Look for patches that contain ingredients that target your specific skin concerns, such as dark circles, swellingor thin lines.
♡ Apply the patches
Gently apply the patches under the eyes, making sure they adhere to the skin.
Then smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles to make sure the patches are in firm contact with the skin. It is important not to stretch the skin when applying the patches as this can cause irritation and discomfort.
♡ Let the patches do their thing
Leave the patches for 10-20 minutes, or as directed, as some are shorter, longer, and even overnight.
The recommended time to wear under eye patches is usually between 10 and 20 minutes, bbut application times may differ from person to person. Meanwhile, relax and let the ingredients do their thing. Anyone have a quick nap?
PRO TIP: You can boost the power of your under-eye patches by using your HOT MESS ice cream roller. First, let the under eye patches do their job for 5-10 minutes. THEN use the HOT MESS ice cream roller to lock in moisture and nutrients.
♡ Remove patches and massage in serum
After the recommended time, gently remove the patches and discard them. Do not tug or tug on the skin when removing the patches as this may irritate the skin. Then, gently pat the remaining eye serum or cream onto the skin.
♡ Repeat on one regularly.
For best results, it is recommended to use under eye patches 1-2 times a week. Consistency is key when it comes to skincare, so be sure to incorporate it into your routine.
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Benefits of Under Eye Patches
These little miracle workers are the secret weapon to chase away puffiness and dark circles. Not only do they nourish and hydrate delicate skin and sensitive skin around the eyesbut they also brighten and refresh your under-eye area like no one else needs.
And, don’t even get us started on the different types of patches, packed with ingredients like collagen, retinol, caffeine, and vitamin C to give you the ultimate glow.
So if you want to look like you’ve slept eight hours when you’ve only slept three, under-eye patches are your new best ally.
Here are some benefits of under eye patches:
+ Reduces puffiness and puffiness around the eyes
+ Diminishes the appearance of dark circles
+ Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
+ Moisturizes and nourishes the skin with high quality ingredients
+ Brightens and refreshes the under-eye area
+ Soothes and refreshes the skin
+ Some types of patches contain collagen, retinol, caffeine and/or vitamin C, which serve different skin care purposes
Best Under Eye Patches
We LOVE almost everything Peter Thomas Roth does and these hydra-gel eye patches are no exception. Containing hyaluronic acid and caffeine, these patches soothe and help depuff the under-eye area like no one else needs.
Another of our TOP FAVORITES comes from Elemis. Padina pavonica, hyaluronic acid and chlorella? Yes please! These patches will firm, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This baby contains pure retinol to smooth out those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, while firming your skin.
One of Lauryn’s favorite products, these eye masks from Alexandra Potora moisturize, nourish, protect against blue light and pollution and are made from biodegradable materials.
Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and peptides, these patches will firm, tone and reduce puffiness around your eyes.
Made with a blend of hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract and calendula, these patches will hydrate and soothe the under-eye area while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Black diamond particles, hyaluronic acid and retinol? Honestly, is that cool? This patch will hydrate, brighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Under-eye patches are a total game-changer when it comes to your skincare routine.
But, if you want to get your money’s worth, here’s what you need to do: First, make sure your under-eye area is clean and dry. Then, gently apply your patches and let them do their magic for the recommended time. Finally, rub in any extra serum. We want to use every drop.
x, The Skinny Confidential Team
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