Gel eye mask – an almost universal cosmetic device with an unlimited duration, which is useful to any woman who is worried about her appearance. It will help to eliminate some imperfections of the skin around the eyes in the shortest possible time, and will also be useful in certain cases from a medical point of view. Consider what is a reusable gel mask for the skin around the eyes, and how it should be used.
Gel-filled eye mask
This mask, in fact, is a compress made of soft, elastic polymer material and filled with gel content. The principle of its operation is based on the property of the gel to maintain temperature for a long time. Those. when applied to the skin, the mask will not come into direct contact with it, but only have a thermal effect. Depending on the purpose of use, the gel eye mask can be used as a cooling or warming mask.
As a cooling compress, a gel mask for the eye area is recommended for the following problems:
- swelling of the eyelids (morning, as a result of fatigue);
- dark circles under the eyes;
- the presence of fine wrinkles around the eyes;
- decreased elasticity, flabbiness of the eyelids;
- redness of the whites of the eyes;
- signs of fatigue in the eyes with general overwork.
In addition, such a mask is useful in case of bruises and bruises, with headache and toothache.
A warm compress with a gel mask can be applied in such cases:
- overstrain, eye fatigue (as a result of prolonged work at the computer, reading in low light, etc.);
- pain syndrome associated with spasm of the eye muscles.
How to use the gel eye mask?
To apply the mask in a cold form, it should first be placed in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes (or in the freezer for 10 minutes), and for a warm compress, hold it for two to three minutes under hot water. A cold mask is applied to cleansed skin for about half an hour, and a warm one for 10 minutes. Procedures can be carried out as needed. Periodically, the mask should be washed with warm water and soap.
Contraindications to the use of a gel mask:
- inflammatory processes, infectious lesions of the organs of vision;
- increased intracranial pressure;
- recent eye surgery;
- retinal detachment.