How Do Gel Eye Masks Work?

April 21, 2022

How Do Gel Eye Masks Work?

“You look tired” isn’t exactly what you want to hear from your bestie when you walk into class. Whether you were up all night cramming for that exam or got carried away on TikTok, getting the proper amount of sleep is easier said that done. 

When you start to develop dark circles, puffiness, or overall eye fatigue, a quick and simple solution could totally come in handy. Well, that’s what gel eye masks are for.

There are many different kinds of gel eye masks, but they all pretty much work to help you avoid that drowsy eye look. Depending on the formula, one eye mask might target darkness, while another is more for wrinkle-smoothing, but they’re all made to show your eye area some love.

florence gel eye pads cover the bases of the boggled-down eye, letting you kick off your day with confidence and hit the hay completely relaxed.

What Do Under-Eye Pads Do?

Under-eye gel pads help us feel re-energized when our eyes get heavy and dull (which, let’s face it, happens to us all). When life becomes overwhelming, you can miss out on the deep sleep that helps you feel and appear present throughout the day.

Eye gel masks are made to brighten up your skin and help you feel revitalized. Under-eye patches work by targeting dark circles and reducing puffiness that surrounds your eye when stress and fatigue get the best of you.

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What Are Under Eye Pads Made of?

florence Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads have two key ingredients that help de-puff your eyes and liven up your mood: sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide.

Sodium Hyaluronate is a super hydrating form of hyaluronic acid that helps ditch dullness. Hyaluronate distributes hydration evenly throughout your skin and then blocks water from escaping. With this extra hydration, your eyes can go from sunken to smooth.

Niacinamide helps improve skin’s natural moisture barrier making it great for sensitive skin. This ingredient is a form of vitamin B3 that’s found in your everyday foods like whole grains and green veggies. The vitamin is powerful, helping moisturize and brighten skin, but is also gentle, meaning you can add it to your day or night skincare routine.

With moisturizing, brightening, and relaxing powers, these eye masks can come in handy more often than you would hope. Like all florence makeup and skincare products, these eye gel pads are clean, vegan, cruelty-free, and created to make you feel your best.

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Who Should Use Under Eye Masks and When?

Under-eye gel pads are super convenient for giving your eyes the extra bit of TLC they need on days you’re not feeling your best. Because eye mask gels aren’t made to target acne or skin blemishes, they’re suitable for all skin types.

The moisturizing quality of eye masks makes them great for dry skin in need of refreshing. And if you’ve ever had to deal with oily eyelids, the niacinamide in florence gel pads can help manage excess sebum. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of Swimming Under The Eyes Gel Pads.

You should use under-eye patches whenever you feel your eyes are weighing you down. If you wake up feeling groggy, or a long day of school has you beat, use some whale gel patches to lift your spirits. 

Eye gel masks can be used day or night, as long as you have a well-washed face; there’s no bad time for some revitalizing self-care.

How Long Does The Mask Magic Take?

After you’ve thoroughly washed your face of any night-time residue or day-long grime, pat down your face until it’s dry. With a clean surface, you’re ready for under-eye revitalizing. 

Put a whale under each eye about a centimeter below your lash line. You can have the tails facing in or out; it’s totally up to you. Place the pads in a way that allows the curve of the whale to follow the natural bone structure of your eye.

Once settled, leave them on for 15 minutes and let them work their magic. After your ___ session, remove the pads and dispose of them in the garbage (don’t worry, our whales don’t do any harm to their relatives in the ocean). Tap any remaining serum into your skin with your fingertips and continue with your day. Your patches should leave you feeling like your skin’s been brushed by the ocean breeze and spritzed by the sea.

Tip: If you’re looking for some all-night moisturizing magic instead of a 15-minute touch-up, try using an overnight facemask instead, like the Hit Reset Moisturizing Mask Pearls

Just like a classic full-face mask, under-eye pads are great for refreshing your mood and face before a busy day or giving you some spa-like bliss before you tuck yourself into bed. If it’s a chores and refresh day, you can pair your multi-tasking with multi-masking. Try applying Feed Your Soul Berry In Love Pore Mask to your chin, gel pads under your eyes, and the Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask on your T-zone.

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Revive Your Eyes

Under-eye gel pads are perfect for any day you need a mighty pick-me-up. By being the solution to puffiness and tired eyes, gel pads let you live your life with a bit more pep in your step.

Take a few minutes in the morning or after a long day to give your eyes the treatment they deserve. Between studying, having conversations with friends and family, and trying to take in the world around you, it’s easy for your eyes to feel strained and drained. Don’t be afraid to show your eyes some love!

Keep your pads with your other skincare products and make sure to seal your whales away tight; you don’t want them to lose their moisture. When you’re exhausted, your gel pads will be ready to lift your spirits back to the surface.

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