Nowadays, technology has overpowered humans. In the process of making our lives simpler and less complicated, we have made ourselves susceptible to many health issues. Constant exposure to computer screens, mobile phones, and television contribute to blurred eye vision, eye fatigue, and various other problems. Consumption of alcohol weakens the eye muscles and can cause permanent blurred vision. Smoking can lead to dry eye syndrome and cataract.
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Some beauty related eye problems include dark circles, puffiness, and swelling around the eyes which are seen even in students. Dark circles are tough to get rid of and they tend to make one look tired, stressed, and old. It can be caused by sun exposure, stress, aging, lack of sleep, allergies, and genetics. Dark circles and under-eye bags can hamper your confidence. Besides taking adequate rest and care of your eyes, it is also important to exercise daily as it aids in increasing the oxygen supply to the optic nerves and reduces the pressure on the eyes.
Tired and puffy eyes are a tell-tale sign of long working hours, stressful lifestyles, and lack of sleep. You might have tried it all, from drinking gallons of water to getting beauty sleep but there’s no match to homemade eye masks. With plenty of ingredients that can be easily found at the grocery store, these masks are easy to make and incorporate into your skincare routine. Below are such hydrating DIY eye masks projects to spice up your skincare routine.
Cucumber and Rose Eye Mask
It is one of the best DIY eye masks to reduce under-eye circles and puffiness. Cucumber and Rose mask is beneficial for hydration and glow. Cucumber has plenty of water and anti-oxidants. Rosewater is soothing.
1tsp of a minced cucumber
1 tsp of Rosewater
you will blend the cucumber into a mask, in collaboration with the rose water.
Mix 1 tsp of minced cucumber with 1 tsp of rose water.
Dip a cotton rounds into the above mixture and place it under the eyes for 10 minutes
Rinse off gently with normal water and pat dry.
- Milk and Baking Soda Eye Mask
The milk is used to aid in alleviating tired eyes while the baking soda is used to help the eyes look healthy and smooth.
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp Baking soda
Blend milk and baking soda to create a paste with a creamy consistency.
Allow it to refrigerate, so that it will cool your eyes while you use it.
Allow the mask to sit for around 25 minutes
Remove it with cold water
- Coffee – Honey – Vitamin E oil Eye Mask
This mask tightens and firms the skin. It is beneficial for relieving Puffy eyes and pesky crow’s feet.
1 tbsp of coffee
1 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of vitamin E oil
Prepare black coffee and allow it to cool.
Add honey and the vitamin E oil to the coffee
Dip the cotton pads into the mixture. Freeze them in a bag.
Dab it below the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cherry Eye Mask
Cherries are loaded with vitamin C which is known for its antioxidant properties and ability to brighten skin. Cherry repairs oxidative damage. You can use the leftovers of Cherry smoothy as a topical under-eye mask. Oat milk has soothing and healing properties. Banana is high in vitamin B6 and restores skin elasticity
1 cup oat milk
½ cup of frozen banana,
½ cup frozen cherries
1 tsp manuka honey
Measure 1 Tbsp. of leftover smoothie into a small dish.
Add 1 tsp Manuka Honey
Mix well, and apply around your eyes.
Rinse it off after 15 mins
- Turmeric and Lemon Mask
Turmeric powder and lemon juice helps brighten under eyes after just a few applications. Turmeric is known for its healing as well as its brightening properties. Lemon juice lightens dark circles as well as cools the skin.
2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tbsp of lemon juice
Mix turmeric powder and lemon juice
Make a paste and apply it around the eyes for around 30 minutes.
Wash it off with water
- Potato and Mint Mask
Potato slices offer the cooling effect the skin. It reduces the vascular congestion to improve the appearance of this area. Mint causes a tingling sensation, which increases blood flow to the area. Hence, it can help dark circles fade away.
Few mint leaves (five to six)
Water as needed
A couple of cotton pads
Blend the potato and the mint after removing the potato skin
Add a bit of water to thin the mixture.
Dip the cotton pads into the mixture and place them in a bag to freeze them.
After 30 mins place them over your eyes
Allow it to sit for about 25 minutes.
- Kiwi and Yogurt Eye Mask
Yogurt smoothens the skin. Kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C which brightens and tightens the skin. The mask will make your skin bright, smooth, and rejuvenated.
2 tbsp of yogurt
Blend the kiwi and the yogurt.
Refrigerate the mixture in a small jar for about 15 minutes.
Apply the mask around the eyes and leave it for about 10 minutes.
Rinse off with water
- Aloe Vera, Egg white and Carrot Eye Mask
Aloe vera, Egg white, and carrot mask are beneficial if you struggle with dark circles. The ingredients make a powerful combo of retinol, vitamins, and protein. You can apply this mask to the rest of your face as well. This mask is full of Vitamin A. Hence, the skin will look rejuvenated.
1 Egg white
1 tbsp of shredded carrot
1 tsp of aloe vera.
Combine the ingredients in a bowl to make a paste.
Apply the mixture with a brush around the eyes or whole face.
Leave it for about 25 minutes.
Rinse it off with water.
- Turmeric and Yogurt Eye Mask
Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for many years. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which help brighten skin and add a natural glow to it. Yogurt contains lactic acid which helps to exfoliate the skin gently. Hence, it will gently remove dead skin cells and make your under-eye skin look bright.
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of yogurt
Mix both the ingredients to make a smooth paste.
Apply the mixture on your under-eye area in large semi-circles. You can either do this with your fingertips or with a makeup brush.
Leave it on your skin for 25 minutes
Gently wash it off with warm water.
Apply some fragrance-free eye cream to your under-eye