DIY Cucumber Matcha Eye Masks
Why is it so important to treat the under-eye area with care?
The skin under our eyes is much thinner than the surrounding area, making it prone to dark circles and puffiness. On top of that, they have very few oil glands, making the area very susceptible to dehydration. Getting plenty of sleep, eating a balanced diet, and staying adequately hydrated is undoubtedly an ideal state to strive for; however, there will be times that call for more immediate action. For a quick peeper-picker-upper, reach for these soothing cucumber matcha eye masks!
While under eye masks won't fix all your woes, they will provide an instant hydration boost, an ultra cooling effect, and some much-needed relaxation.
Cucumber is rich in ascorbic acid, phytochemicals, and is an excellent astringent (meaning it tightens and soothes skin).
Matcha green tea is loaded with antioxidants, making it a dream for those with mature or aging skin. Plus, it's natural caffeine content provides a circulation boost, helping to banish dark circles.
Super moisturizing and prized for its ability to soothe and cool the skin, Aloe vera gel isn't just a sunburn remedy. It also contains beta carotene, Vitamin C, and E, which help improve the skin's natural elasticity.
What You'll Need:
- 1/2 Organic Cucumber
- 2 tbsp. Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 tbsp. Matcha Green Tea Powder
- 12 Organic Cotton Rounds
Carefully cut each cotton round into two crescent moon shapes. Chop up cucumber and place in a blender with Aloe vera gel and matcha powder, and thoroughly combine. Strain the puree through a piece of cheesecloth or sieve and discard pulp. Add the cotton pads to the remaining liquid and thoroughly saturate. Place a single pair of eye masks in an ice cube tray and allow to fully freeze before placing them into a dated freezer bag. Store up to 6 months.
Thaw a pair of eye masks in the fridge for 10-30 minutes before use, enough so they can separate, but are still cold as the temp will aid in de-puffing and soothing the skin. Place a pad under each eye and relax for 10-20 minutes before removing them.
Liked this post? Give it a share or pin!
And if you are interested in trying and developing an at-home facial care routine, or simply want some extra tips for your existing regime, download my free Step by Step Natural Facial Guide! In this guide, you will learn each step and the full process of giving yourself an at-home facial, the Fecund Herbals way, with any natural facial products you may have on hand!