This past month has been a stressful and hectic 20 something days, I went 19 days without electricity or water due to a storm. S T R E S S is showing all over my face. I have the most unbelievable puffy black bags--- signs of stress under my eyes. It doesn't pair well with the dark eyes that have been there since I was a little girl. Last week, I vowed while in my downtime of rediscovering myself and my work that I would make time for self care. Self care was all about baths and skincare and getting rid of these raccoons with luggage. I made myself a DIY Cucumber and Rosewater Eye Mask and I'd love to share it with you.
Let's briefly talk about the eyes and the use of cucumbers and rosewater for this mask. The saying is true the "Eyes are the window to the soul" but I think they should have added a few more---signs of aging, lack of sleep, stress and dehydration. The eye area lacks oil glands to help keep the skin looking plump, youthful and fresh. Essentially, oil glands help keep the skin moist and hydrated. It is a bad combo when you already don't get enough sleep and then you are dehydrated. Cucumbers and rosewater however is the perfect natural remedy to freshen the eye area up, brighten and moisturize the skin. Cucumbers have numerous skincare benefits mainly reducing inflamed or irritated skin as well as hydration due to the high water content. Rosewater is great for inflammation as well and getting rid of redness in the skin.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
+ half of a cucumber sliced
+ 1 ounce of rosewater
In a blender, blend the cucumber and rose water until it becomes a liquid blend. Transfer to a bowl, then soak the cotton rounds in the mixture, squeezing out excess and then re-soaking for optimal absorption. Store the extra soaked cotton rounds in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for future use.
Thaw the eye pads for about 10 minutes before you use them. To apply, place the half moon eye pad underneath the eye, making sure to apply close to the bottom lash line. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
In a blender, blend the cucumber and rose water until it becomes a liquid blend and transfer to a bowl. Cut your cotton rounds into two half moon shapes. This mask should make quite a few pairs, so cut more than you think you’ll need. Next, soak the cotton rounds in the mixture, squeezing out excess and then soak again for to get as much as possible absorbed. Store the extra soaked cotton rounds in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for future use just be sure to thaw the eye pads for about 10 minutes before you use them.
So to apply, place the half moon eye pad underneath the eye, making sure to apply close to the bottom lash line. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, paint your nails, read a book or just be.
Have you tried cucumbers before for under eye issues? How did you like them? Let me know if you try this recipe and please feel free to share.