5 DIY Eye Mask Recipes That Tired Eyes Don’t Stand a Chance Against

Are you looking to banish dark circles and tired eyes, once and for all? If so, you need to start making use of eye masks. Here are five DIY eye mask recipes that tired eyes don’t stand a chance against.

5 diy eye mask recipes

For most people, the skin around the eyes is the first to age and it can start within the first few years of your 30’s. There are tons of antiaging eye creams out there that promise to slow down the signs of aging. However, they are too expensive for some and can interfere with sensitive skin and allergies.

Keep reading this article for our list of DIY eye mask recipes that you can make with items that might already be in your kitchen.

The skin around your eyes is very sensitive and vulnerable to becoming looser and developing fine lines. This is mainly because this area of our bodies lacks the elements that make skin stronger, like soft tissue.

Because of this, you need to use caution when applying eye masks, creams, or makeup. Always apply these products to your eyes by using your ring finger.

Since it isn’t as strong as your other fingers, you don’t have to worry about the ring finger providing too much pressure or pulling in this sensitive area. Apply eye products by gently dabbing the finger.

This helpful site can also provide you with some great eye care products.

Cooling Cucumber and Rose Eye Mask

Cucumber flesh is rich in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid. Both of these ingredients are known to soothe skin and reduce swelling.

When it is combined with the power of rose water, you will have a skin tightening eye mask with deep cleaning properties.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ounce of rose water
  • Half a cucumber
  • Blender or food processor
  • Cotton Rounds
  • Small storage container

Here’s how to make the mask:

Cut your cotton rounds in halves that’ll fit under your eyes well. They should touch from the inner corners to the outer corners of your eyes.

This recipe will make several pairs. So, make sure you have a method of storing them.

Use your blender or food processor to puree the cucumber and rose water mix until you’ve created a liquid. Pour the mixture into a bowl and soak your cotton rounds in it.

Squeeze the cotton to allow dripping into the bowl and then soak them again so that they absorb as much of the product as possible. You can store the remaining pairs in a plastic Tupperware container to maintain freshness until you’re ready to use them again.

Depuffing Coffee and Raw Honey Eye Mask

The caffeine found in coffee can help increase your blood circulation around your eyes. This means the fluid that causes bags is moved from the eye area.

Raw honey and Vitamin E oil both have the ability to soften and tighten skin while also reducing swelling.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
  • Cotton Rounds

Here’s how to make the mask:

This is a make ahead eye mask. You can’t use it right away because some freezing is required.

Start by brewing a cup of coffee. Allow it to cool down to room temperature before you add other ingredients to it. Once it’s cool, add your honey and vitamin E oil.

Set your cotton rounds into the mixture. Squeeze the excess and allow them to soak again. Then squeeze the cotton and place the eye masks in a plastic bag for freezing.

Don’t put more than one pair in the same bag or stack the masks on top of one another in the same bag. Doing so will cause them to stick together.

When your eyes need a pick me up, remove the eye masks from the freezer and keep them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Skin Brightening Milk, Turmeric, and Lemon Eye Mask

Turmeric, lemon, and whole milk all contain ingredients to help naturally brighten the skin. This removes dark rings from the eyes and hyperpigmentation.

The lemon juice in this recipe also works to refresh the skin and make you look more awake after a long night.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 Teaspoons of turmeric powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of whole milk

Here’s how to make the mask:

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and gently apply them to the area around your eyes. Be sure not to pull or tug at the area.

After 30 minutes, rinse the mixture from your skin.

Moisturizing Coconut and Almond Oil Eye Mask

Sweet almond oil is great for the skin while bitter almond oil is used for its scent and flavor. Sweet almond oil is rich in Vitamin E which is a very powerful antioxidant.

When you aren’t consuming enough antioxidant heavy foods, there isn’t anything there to help protect the skin’s collagen later which keeps your skin looking supple and young. Additionally, coconut oil deeply penetrates the skin’s outer layer to provide moisture, softness, and a more dewy complexion.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon sweet almond oil

Here’s how to make the mask:

Mix both ingredients and apply them to the eye area. A little goes a long way. Using too much with give a greasy and shiny appearance.

Wrinkle Fighting Egg and Vitamin E Eye Mask

Vitamin E oil is an anti-inflammatory that helps calm your skin while hydrating it. It’s an especially helpful ingredient if you have sensitive skin that reacts poorly to most store-bought beauty products.

On the other hand, eggs might seem like an odd addition to a face mask, but the benefits of using egg whites surpass any weirdness. They are known to lift skin, reduce oil without drying you out, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and also reduce puffiness.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Teaspoon egg whites

1 Teaspoon Vitamin E oil

Here’s how to make the mask:

Along with its effectiveness, one of the best perks of this eye mask is how easy it is to make. You just need to mix the two ingredients in a bowl and gently apply the mixture to your eye area.

Leave it on for about 15 minutes to allow it to dry. Then rinse it off.

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