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7 DIY Eye Masks To Make At Home

Why spend your hard-earned money on a store-bought coffee mask when you can make a DIY eye mask at home?

Looking for a way to get glowing skin and eliminate stubborn eye bags without spending a fortune? 

Well, you’re in luck! Because today, we’re going to teach you how to make your own DIY eye mask using all sorts of natural ingredients.

But, that’s not all. We’ll also give you some general tips on how to further improve the quality and looks of your skin. So what are you waiting for? Dive in with us!

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    Why do you need an eye mask?

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to make your own DIY eye mask (not the light-blocking one), let’s take a step back and answer a more fundamental question – why do you need an eye mask in the first place?

    Well, for starters, an eye mask can help to hydrate your skin and eliminate any dry patches. If you suffer from puffy eyes or dark circles, an eye mask can also help to reduce their appearance.

    Also, if you’ve been spending too much time in front of screens (whether it’s your phone, laptop, or TV), an eye mask can help to relieve any eye strain that might’ve happened.

    An image of A woman having an eye mask on her face.

    And last but not least, an eye mask can simply make you feel good! They’re like a little spa treatment that you can give yourself in the comfort of your own home. In other words, an eye mask is a simple and easy way to give your skin some extra TLC.

    Now that we’ve answered the question of why you need an eye mask, let’s move on to how to make them!

    Top 7 DIY eye masks

    Now it’s time for the main even – top seven DIY eye masks and home remedies that will have you go from dull and tired-looking to bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time. Let’s check them out!

    Coconut eye mask

    If you’re looking for an eye mask that will help to hydrate and brighten your under-eye skin, look no further than this coconut eye mask. De-puffing properties of coconut DIY masks are well-known, and what’s even better – you only need two ingredients!

    Ingredients:

    • Organic coconut oil
    • Aloe vera gel

    Instructions:

    1. Mix the coconut oil and aloe vera gel together in a bowl until they’re well combined.
    2. Apply the mixture under your eyes, being careful to avoid getting any in your eyes.
    3. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
    4. Repeat this process every night for the best results.
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    Almond oil and honey eye mask

    This almond and honey eye mask is perfect if you’re looking for a way to remove dark circles and bring back those iridescent eyes. The soothing effect of this easy mask will help you get rid of all the struggle captured underneath your eyes and will have you looking as radiant as ever.

    Ingredients:

    • Almond oil
    • Raw honey

    Instructions:

    1. Mix the almond oil and honey together in a bowl until they’re well mixed.
    2. Apply the paste under your eyes, being careful to avoid getting any in your eyes.
    3. After applying, leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes before removing it with warm water.
    4. Repeat this process 2-3 times per week for the best results.

    Rose eye mask

    This rose water eye mask is perfect for those with puffy and tired eyes. The roses will help to soothe and calm any irritation and help to hydrate and brighten your skin.

    Ingredients:

    • Rose water

    Instructions:

    1. Soak a cotton pad or a cotton ball in rose pure rose water.
    2. Place the cotton pad upon the eyes.
    3. Leave the pad on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
    4. Repeat this process every night for the best results.
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    Milk & baking soda mask

    This milk and baking soda mask is perfect for those with acne-prone skin, as well as for those with exhausted yes. The milk will help to soothe and hydrate your skin while the baking soda will help to exfoliate and cleanse your pores.

    Ingredients:

    • Milk
    • Baking soda

    Instructions:

    1. Mix 4 tbsp. of milk and 2 tbsp. of baking soda together in a bowl until they’re smooth and creamy and place it in a refrigerator.
    2. Apply the mixture to the under-eye area, being careful to avoid any sensitive areas.
    3. Leave the mask on for 25 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
    4. Repeat this process 2-3 times per week for the best results.
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    Teabags as eye masks

    This one might sound a bit strange, but trust us – it works! Hot chocolate may help you fall asleep, but tea has many benefits for your skin, including reducing swelling and redness around your eyes – especially if you use green or black tea. Just don’t forget to drink the tea you’ve made!

    Ingredients:

    • Steeped tea bags

    Instructions:

    1. Place two refrigerated used tea bags over your eyes.
    2. Leave them on for 5-10 minutes before removing them.
    3. Repeat this process every day for the best results.
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    Cucumber eye mask

    There isn’t a more well-known DIY eye mask than a slice of cucumber. This simple and effective remedy has been used for years to help soothe and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Doing this daily will have your eyes looking refreshed and well-rested in no time.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cucumber, sliced into thin rounds

    Instructions:

    1. Chill for 30 minutes and place the cucumber slices over your eyes.
    2. Leave them on for 10-15 minutes before removing them.
    3. Repeat this process every day for the best results.

    Pineapple and turmeric eye mask

    This pineapple and turmeric powder eye mask is perfect for those looking to brighten and reduce dark circles around their eyes. The pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which is known to help reduce inflammation and swelling, making it perfect for a DIY remedy.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    Instructions:

    1. Mix the pineapple juice and turmeric powder together in a bowl until they’re well combined.
    2. Apply the paste under your eyes while being careful not to touch any sensitive areas.
    3. Leave the mask on for half an hour before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
    4. Repeat this process every day for two weeks for the best results.
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    How to improve your skin condition?

    Now, there’s only so much you can do with a simple DIY eye mask. For the absolute best results, you’re going to have to work a little harder. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to help you out.

    Hydrate enough

    This one seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Staying properly hydrated is crucial for keeping your skin looking its best. Make sure you’re drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day – more if you can.

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    But also, try and moisturize your skin with DIY or store-bought products. This is especially important in the winter months when the air is drier and the temperatures are harsher. However, this doesn’t mean you should ditch your skincare routine come summertime. You’ll need it then, too.

    Treat allergies

    If you suffer from allergies or any other kind of skin condition, it’s important that you treat them accordingly. Allergies can cause inflammation and dryness, which will lead to a worsening of your skin condition. Make sure you’re taking the necessary steps to control your allergies so they don’t take over your life – and your skin.

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    Exfoliate

    You should be exfoliating your skin at least once a week to remove any dead skin cells that have built up. This will help to brighten your complexion and leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed. There are plenty of store-bought exfoliants on the market, but you can also make your own at home with ingredients like coffee grounds, lemon juice, baking soda, honey, vitamin E oil, cinnamon, milk and many others.

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    Have a regular exercise routine every day

    Exercise not only benefits your overall health, but it can also do wonders for your skin. Exercise helps to increase blood flow and circulation, which will give you a healthy glow and the only dark circle you’ll see is the callous on your palm from hitting all the weights.

    You don’t have to go all out at the gym, though. Just make sure you’re getting in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day – your skin will thank you for it.

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    Have enough sleep

    We know – this one is easier said than done. But getting enough sleep is absolutely essential for keeping your skin looking its best. When you don’t get enough rest, it shows on your face in the form of dark circles and puffiness and that groggy, Twilight-era Kristen Stewart-like look. So do your best to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. It’s absolutely vital you do so!

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    Eat healthily

    This one goes hand-in-hand with drinking enough water. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential for keeping your skin looking its best. Make sure you’re getting plenty of meat, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. And limit your intake of processed foods, sugary drinks, and alcohol. Reserve those for special occasions!

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    There you go. By incorporating these masks into your daily routine and following these simple tips, you’ll be on your way to radiant skin and dazzling eyes in no time!

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