DIY Hydrating Under Eye Mask (For Puffy Eyes & Wrinkles)

by - April 08, 2022

Make these rejuvenating under eye masks to get rid of puffy eyes and wrinkles beneath the eyes. The best part is that all of the ingredients can be found in your own kitchen.

Cucumber is one of the most refreshing, and cooling vegetables available. Did you know that they contain about 96 percent water? It is the most hydrating and calming ingredient for your skin because of its high water content. Cucumbers are high in vitamins and nutrients, that help moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Three skin-boosting ingredients are used in the recipe I'm sharing with you today, along with a few cotton rounds.


CUCUMBER: The vitamin C and folic acid found in cucumber juice not only minimizes swelling around the eyes. It can also soothe damaged skin and make your eyes look refreshed. Cucumber juice may also help your skin appear firmer and healthier. Cucumber is high in antioxidants, and antioxidants are a well-known element for fighting free radicals. It helps heal the damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays. 

CHAMOMILE TEA: Chamomile contains polyphenols and phytochemicals, which are powerful antioxidants. It can help minimize signs of aging by protecting the skin from free radical damage. These nutrients can improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars by speeding up cell regeneration. Chamomile's antibacterial properties can help treat acne by reducing bacteria while preventing future breakouts. Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties benefit those with sensitive skin. As well as those suffering from inflammatory conditions such as rosacea or eczema.

MINT LEAVES: Mint leaves can be used as a mild astringent to naturally tone the skin. It removes excess oil and dirt from the pores. As well as restoring the skin's suppleness and hydration. Mint contains salicylic acid and antibacterial properties. Both of which can help treat and prevent acne. Mint is an excellent source of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage and delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The richness of the antioxidants in mint leaves can help reduce dark circles beneath the eyes.


    • Half a cucumber
    • 2 oz chamomile tea
    • A small batch of fresh mint leaves


    • Blender/Food processer
    • Bowl
    • Cotton rounds
    • Parchment paper
    • Resealable bag
    • Sieve
    • Sheet pan


    1.) Steep the chamomile tea leaves in hot water for 3-4 minutes.

    2.) Meanwhile, cut the cucumber into slices or chunks.

    3.) Add the cucumber slices, chamomile tea, and mint leaves to the blender or food processor.

    4.) Blend the mixture until smooth.

    5.) Place a sieve over a bowl. Pour the mixture through the sieve to separate the pulp from the juice. 

    6.) Cut your cotton rounds in half. (This mask will require a lot of pairs, so cut more than you think you'll need.)

    7.) Transfer to a bowl, then soak the cotton rounds in the mixture. Then squeeze out the excess.

    8.) Place the eye masks on the sheet pan. Repeat until you've used up all of the cucumber juice.

    9.) Freeze the eye masks until solid, about 30 minutes. 

    10.) Then pull the frozen eye masks away from the sheet pan, and place them in a resealable bag in the freezer for future use.


    To apply, place the eye pads underneath the eyes. Leave on for 10–15 minutes.

    NOTE: Before using the eye pads, set them aside for 5-10 minutes but make sure they're still cool, as the temperature will help minimize puffiness.



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