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How To Wear Under Eye Patches

How To Wear Under Eye Patches

Alright, let’s get real here. We all know how frustrating it can be to wake up with under-eye bags, dark circles, and fine lines. 

It’s like, “Hello, I slept like a baby, why do I look like I partied all night?” 

We have good news – under-eye patches are here to save the day.

These little anti-aging wonders are packed with all sorts of goodies that can help reduce under-eye issues and leave you looking fresh-faced and fabulous. 

But, do you know how to use them like a pro?  

In this post, we’ll give you the lowdown on how to apply under eye patches like a boss, so you can say goodbye to tired eyes. 

So, sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the world of under-eye patches.

How To Wear Under Eye Patches

♡ Prep your skin and choose the right patch

Start with clean, dry skin and choose the right type of patch for your skin type. 

Before applying under-eye patches, it’s important to make sure your skin is clean and dry. This will ensure that the patches adhere properly and allow the ingredients to penetrate your skin. 

Additionally, make sure to choose the right type of patch for your skin type. Look for patches that contain ingredients that target your specific skin concerns, such as dark circles, puffiness, or fine lines.

♡ Apply the patches

Gently apply the patches to the under-eye area, making sure they adhere to the skin.

Then, smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles to ensure the patches are in full contact with the skin. It’s important to not stretch the skin while applying the patches, as this can cause irritation and discomfort.

♡ Let the patches do their job

Leave the patches on for 10-20 minutes, or according to the directions, as some are shorter, longer, and even overnight. 

The recommended time for wearing under-eye patches is usually between 10-20 minutes, but application times can differ from person to person. During this time, relax and let the ingredients do their job. Quick power nap anyone?

PRO TIP: you can increase the power of your under-eye patches by using your HOT MESS ice roller. First, allow the under-eye patches to do their job for 5-10 minutes. THEN, use the HOT MESS ice roller to lock in the hydration and nutrients. 

the skinny confidential ice roller

♡ Remove the patches and massage in the serum

After the recommended time, gently remove the patches and discard them. Don’t pull or tug the skin while removing the patches, as this can irritate the skin. Then, gently pat any remaining serum or eye cream into the skin. 

♡ Repeat on a regular basis.

To see the best results, it’s recommended to use under-eye patches 1-2 times a week. Consistency is key when it comes to skin care, so make sure to incorporate this into your routine.

With that in mind, there is no better way to plan your skincare routine than with our HOT MINUTE planner. A very detailed morning routine planner that gets it. Plus, it’s pink, dreamy & has a spiral spine (like, a must to comfortably flip it open). She’ll keep things organized, increase your clarity & optimize positive habits.

Benefits Of Under Eye Patches

These little miracle workers are the secret weapon for banishing puffiness and dark circles. Not only do they nourish and hydrate the delicate and sensitive skin around your eyes, but they also brighten and refresh your under-eye area like nobody’s business. 

And, don’t even get us started on the different types of patches out there, packed with ingredients like collagen, retinol, caffeine, and Vitamin C to give you the ultimate glow-up. 

So, if you want to look like you’ve had eight hours of sleep when you’ve only had three, under-eye patches are your new bestie.

Here are some benefits of under-eye patches:

+ Reduces puffiness and swelling around the eyes

+ Diminishes the appearance of dark circles

+ Minimizes the look of wrinkles and fine lines

+ Hydrates and nourishes the skin with high-quality ingredients

+ Brightens and refreshes the under-eye area

+ Soothes and cools the skin

+ Some types of patches contain collagen, retinol, caffeine, and/or Vitamin C, which serve different skincare purposes

How To Wear Under Eye Patches

Best Under Eye Patches

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

We LOVE almost anything Peter Thomas Roth and these hydra-gel eye patches are no exception. Featuring hyaluronic acid and caffeine, these patches soothe and help with de-puffing your under-eye area like nobody’s business.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Another one of our TOP FAVORITES comes from Elemis. Padina pavonica, hyaluronic acid, and chlorella? Yes, please! These patches will firm, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask

This baby contains pure retinol to smooth out those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, while firming up your skin.


One of Lauryn’s favorite products, these eye masks by Alexandra Potora hydrate, nourish, protect from blue light & pollution and are made from biodegradable materials.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and peptides, these patches will firm, tone, and reduce puffiness around your eyes.

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks

Featuring a blend of hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract, and calendula, these patches will hydrate and soothe your under-eye area while reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask

Black diamond particles, hyaluronic acid, and retinol? Honestly, how cool? This patch will hydrate, brighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Under-eye patches are a total game-changer when it comes to your skincare routine. 

But, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, here’s what you gotta do: first, make sure your under-eye area is clean and dry. Then, gently apply your patches and let them work their magic for the recommended time. Finally, rub in any extra serum. We want to use every drop.

x, The Skinny Confidential team

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