Do you suffer from dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines under and around your eye area? If so, you might need to add an under-eye mask to your beauty routine. Eye masks have several anti-aging advantages that you might not get from all-over face masks or other products.
Still, people often wonder if eye masks are really necessary. We’ll help answer that question by covering the benefits of using an eye mask and why you might want to reach for one ASAP. Let’s dive in!
What is an under-eye mask?
An eye mask (also known as an under-eye mask) is a smaller version of a sheet mask that targets the delicate skin underneath and around your eyes.
Eye masks usually contain hydrating and anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamins, or retinol. The point is to provide maximum hydration to the under-eye area, plus ingredients that help tighten and tone.
Do eye masks work?
Yes! Eye masks help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark circles. They also help eliminate puffiness from lack of sleep, stress, or crying.
Eye masks are ideal for all ages. They can be used as a preventative anti-aging method for younger people or as an anti-aging tool for addressing current aging signs.
The most effective under-eye masks can move the beneficial ingredients deep under the skin. This is key, as even the best anti-aging ingredients can’t do much if they just sit on the skin’s surface. At Franz Skincare, our Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask contains a gold coating that:
Boosts the effects of our Tissue X® microcurrent technology, which delivers ingredients six times deeper
Tightens and tones the skin under the eyes
Provides maximum hydration, nutrients, and healing for anti-aging benefits and to prevent further damage
Tissue X® ensures the healing ingredients move deeper into your skin’s layers — where true anti-aging happens.Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask
Benefits of using an eye mask
Now, let’s look at some specific benefits of regularly using an under-eye mask to care for your precious skin.
Deeply hydrating the skin
Hydration is the key to keeping skin plump and youthful. But our under eyes rarely get the love they deserve. Thankfully, eye masks are the perfect solution.
If your eyes need a refresh after a long night out, an emotional day, or a stressful time of life, under-eye masks come to the rescue. They’ll provide the moisture your under-eye skin needs to bounce back — and prevent further damage.
Boosting collagen production
Did you know we start losing collagen as soon as in our 20s? This is crucial to know, as collagen provides the bouncy, plump, elastic look of youthful skin.
It’s also what helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Under-eye masks containing adenosine help stimulate the collagen matrix to bring back that youthful look. Adenosine is well-known for its anti-aging benefits, which include getting rid of fine lines around the eyes.
Firming and brightening the skin
A quick under-eye treatment can instantly brighten and tighten the skin around your eyes. You’ll notice the difference quickly, and the refresh will help energize you to take on the day!
Banishing under-eye puffiness
The stressors of life can lead to under-eye puffiness that feels impossible to remove. Thankfully, eye masks help tremendously with de-puffing the area under your eyes, helping you look and feel better than ever.
How to use an eye mask
Now that you know the benefits of using an under-eye mask, let’s talk about how to best use one. We don’t need to provide much explanation, though — it’s easy!
Each mask brand could have slightly different instructions, so here’s how it works for our dual-layer gold eye masks:
Start by cleansing and drying your face.
Next, apply the wet Enriching Eye Sheet Mask directly onto your face underneath your eyes.
Take the Empowering Masks out of their pouches. Add the Boosting Essence to the back of the two white square ion cells on each side of each mask. Make sure the liquid is fully absorbed into each cell. This activates the microcurrent technology.
Place each now-activated Empowering Mask on top of each Enriching Eye Mask on your face. Gently pat with your fingers to ensure the masks are sealed tightly.
Sit back and relax for 20-25 minutes! Then, remove the masks and gently massage the remaining serum into your skin. Don’t wash it off.
Then, enjoy the incredible benefits of a refreshing eye treatment!
How often should you use under-eye masks?
For the best results, use an eye mask twice a week for at least the first two weeks. After two weeks, once a week is ideal for long-term maintenance.
To boost your results, use an eye serum under your mask. Our Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum is the perfect pair for our microcurrent eye masks. And if you want an all-in-one set, grab the Eye Essentials kit for an eye mask and serum combination.
Your eyes reveal some of the first signs of aging. If you’re concerned about dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness, get yourself a weekly under-eye mask to keep yourself looking youthful and refreshed!