The Benefits of a Gel Eye Mask

Updated on March 18, 2014

The Gel Eye Mask

Carousing the beauty section of my supermarket, I came across an eye mask filled with liquid blue gel. I was told that gel eye masks can reduce dark circles beneath the eyes, so naturally I was intrigued. It came up to nearly $8, so being on a budget I decided to research the product to see if I needed one in my beauty regimen.

For those who don't know, the gel eye mask is an eye mask filled with a soothing gel that's designed to reduce puffy eyes and dark circles. The name is fairly self explanatory. Among it's beauty benefits, it also has a few therapeutic benefits, such as relaxation to aid in sleep. The gel eye mask is a skin care product that's popular among models and beauty experts.

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Hot or Cold?

Th gel mask can be used as a hot and cold treatment. The cold treatment is more popular, as it targets more desired areas. For example, cold treatments relieve puffy eyes and dark circles beneath the eyes, the number one reason people turn to gel masks. When cold, it also relieves sinuses during allergy season. If you have a sinus headache, a 20 minute nap with the gel mask over your eyes does a remarkable job of relieving pain.

When used hot, gel masks can help relieve the redness and swelling after you wax your eyebrows. They're also good for congestion relief. Although both hot and cold gel masks are used to aid in sleep (due to the darkness), hot gel masks create a more soothing touch for a good night's rest.

For a cold treatment, you can stick the gel mask in a freezer for roughly two hours until cool. For warmth, certain gel masks can be placed in a microwave. Always read the instructions before use. Not all gel masks are microwave-safe, although most are.

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20 Minute Nap Relief

A gel mask is perfect for a 20 minute nap in the middle of the day. Power naps have been proven to be extremely beneficial in reinvigorating the mind. When you add a cold (or hot) gel pack over your eyes, you'll awake from a nap as bright as you feel. Often times, many people wake up to swollen eyes. This isn't the case when using a gel pack. The cold/heat only lasts about 20 minutes, which is why they make a perfect addition to a mid-day nap.

They also help to keep out any light in your room, which creates the best environment if sun pours into your room in the middle of the day.

Including an Eye Mask to your Beauty Regimen

I didn't impulsively buy the eye mask-instead, I took some time to research more about the product, which I'm glad I did. For me, it's not an important item. However, if you have spare change and you're interested in it's benefits, then I highly recommend purchasing a gel mask. They don't cost much, and they go a fairly long way. Remember, the three areas they target most are:

  • Aiding in sleep
  • Beauty-reduction of puffy, swollen, dark eyes
  • Sinus relief

If you want to correct one or all of the above ailments, an eye mask is the way to go. They're also very comforting, according to several users.

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        Cornhuskers 

        7 weeks ago

        You were drunk and loud in your super market beauty section?!? I think you mean perusing not carousing.

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        Spark 

        5 months ago

        Every night, i put the gel eye mask on our refrigerator and use it when im sleeping. But then, this morning i wake up with a blurry eyes. Is that natural?

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        Armaani Singh 

        9 months ago

        Commendable article.

        I have started using Gubb World USA eye gel mask which works great over my puffy eyes.

        http://gubbworld.com/product/soothing-eye-treatmen...

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        Sonia 

        18 months ago

        Great article! I'm definitely going to get one of these.

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        Jamie 

        18 months ago

        They sell these at Dollar Tree.

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        Ivy 

        19 months ago

        I got mine from Walmart for about $5!! I love it sooo much!

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        Tiyanna 

        3 years ago

        There are some that are much cheaper

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        Ac.ac5@aol.com 

        3 years ago

        its the best hot or cold it totally works

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