How to Wear Under-Eye Patches + When to Use

How to Wear Under-Eye Patches + When to Use

Skin care patches are becoming something of a trend, from under-eye patches to pimple patches and more. 

But they’re more than just a fad or a passing trend. Are you wondering how to incorporate skin care patches into your routine? 

We’ll explain how to wear under-eye patches and give you other tips and tricks to get the most benefit from them.

What are under-eye patches?

Under-eye patches are skin care products designed to specifically target common issues that impact the under-eye area — dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. However, unlike other under-eye products, patches deliver concentrated benefits in the areas you need them.

To understand how under-eye patches work, it’s helpful to understand a little more about the skin in the under-eye area. The skin here is some of the thinnest skin that exists on the body — which is why it’s more prone to developing fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. 

To get rid of dark circles and other under-eye skin concerns, you have to find ways to plump it up. Concealer is wonderful, but it can only do so much to help. It’s best to treat the problem from the inside out.

How to wear under-eye patches

Under-eye patches are simple to use, as long as you follow a few instructions to help increase their effectiveness.

First, under-eye patches should only be applied to thoroughly cleansed skin. Although under-eye patches can contain skin care products, they need a blank canvas to be at their most effective. 

Cleansing your skin helps to remove any debris (like makeup, sunscreen or buildup) that can sit on your skin and block products from absorbing deeply into your pores. For most under-eye patches and skin care products, you’ll want to wait for your skin to dry completely before applying. 

It’s best to avoid manually drying the under-eye area (especially with rough materials), as this can speed up the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and damage the skin. Instead, gently pat or let it air dry before applying your patches.

The method of applying patches will depend on the type of patches you use. If you have single-use patches that already contain product, you can place them where you need them (it can help to hold them in place for a few seconds to ensure they are secure). 

If you’re using reusable patches (we’ll discuss the benefits of these in a moment), you’ll need to apply a small amount of your own skin care product to the under-eye area before applying them. Reusable patches can also be put in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes before use, which can help reduce under-eye puffiness even further.

Once you’re done using your patches, it’s essential to finish the job by applying a supportive moisturizer. The skin under the eyes craves hydration, which helps it stay plump, firm and smooth. Moisturizers can also help lock in your products so they can continue to be effective even after you’ve removed your under-eye patches.

When should I use under-eye patches?

There is no perfect time to use under-eye patches — you can use them any time. While many people use this unique skin care product when they’re struggling with a specific issue, they’re also incredibly beneficial as a preventative measure. 

Under-eye patches can be used in your morning or nighttime skin care routine. When used in the morning, they can help to reduce puffiness and make you look more rested and awake. 

Some under-eye patches (like those designed to be used with masks) can be worn overnight so you wake up looking your best.

However, if you haven’t used your under-eye patches (or the product you're pairing them with) before, consider only wearing them for a few minutes before you go all-in. This will give you a sense of how your skin reacts before you start using them for longer periods of time.

Be more eco-friendly with your skin care

We’re all about maintaining the health of the environment — so why shouldn’t our skin care routines reflect that?

You can incorporate more environmentally-friendly habits into your skin care routine by using reusable eye patches. Instead of throwing your eye patches away after you use them, our reusable Eye Patches are designed to be rinsed and reused with your favorite products.

Eye Sculpt is an excellent product to pair with reusable Eye Patches. Eye Sculpt contains caffeine, vitamin E and bakuchiol, ingredients that work together to brighten dark circles, hydrate and smooth fine lines in the under-eye area.

In conclusion…

Wearing under-eye patches can give a significant boost to your already potent skin care routine. When you utilize them properly, under-eye patches are an excellent way to keep that area looking youthful and radiant and prevent dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. 

When you use reusable eye patches, you can get those same results while also reducing your carbon footprint — it’s a real win-win.

SOURCES:

Infraorbital Dark Circles: A Review of the Pathogenesis, Evaluation and Treatment | PMC

Caffeine in Skincare: Its Role in Skin Cancer, Sun Protection, and Cosmetics | PMC

Vitamin E in Dermatology | Indian Dermatology Online Journal

Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoageing | PMC

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