While a facial sheet mask will typically cover the skin under your eyes, it may not fully address the needs of the fragile area. Which is why it’s a good idea to use a dedicated mask designed for use around the eyes as an additional step to age-proof their appearance.
If you’re looking for ease of use and convenience, go for a “use-and-discard” eye mask like 111Skin’s Rose Gold Illuminating Eye Mask (US$115/S$153). There are also other choices that work like a sleeping mask for the eyes, such as Clarins’ Hydra-Essentiel Moisturizing Reviving Eye Mask (S$65), which you can apply and keep on overnight.
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TRY ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
An eye massage can enhance the appearance of your peepers. A simple acupressure-point massage can be done in barely a minute, after you have applied your skincare products, and can visibly lift your eyelids and help deflate eye bags. On top of that, it also works to relieve eye strain and will leave your eyes feeling “lighter” and more comfortable.
With your index or middle finger, apply light pressure to the points running along the lower rim of your eye socket (under the eyes, where you can feel the edge of the bone), working from the inner corners of the eyes all the way to your temples.
Then, apply pressure in the same fashion with your thumb on the area right under the eyebrows (similarly on the edge of the bone), working from the inner corners to the outer corners of your eyes. If you’d like, rub your palms together for 10 seconds to generate heat between them, and then gently place your palms against your eyes for a soothing end to your DIY massage.
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