EYE MASKS by Vickie Kline

I have often wondered about the use of an eye mask to relieve puffy eyes or allergy symptoms. I decided to try one to see if I noticed improvement and was pleasantly surprised with the result. The mask also felt wonderful on my tired eyes. Felt like I was having a spa day in the middle of the afternoon…

With today’s lifestyles of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices, it’s only natural we experience eye strain, headaches, stress, and other side effects. An eye mask that can be heated or cooled is a simple product that can relieve many of these symptoms. For instance, to relieve a common headache in the upper facial area due to tension or stress, a gel mask cooled in the refrigerator and placed on your face for 20 to 30 minutes will loosen tense muscle tissue that is tight and uncomfortable. Or, if your eyes are puffy from eye strain or polluted air, an eye mask is a great approach to give your eyes time to rest. By blocking out light and giving your eyes a break, you’ll feel the difference immediately.

Gel masks are also good therapy for sinus congestion too. With sinus problems, you may experience swelling and/or pain in the nostril, eye, and forehead areas. Placing a heated or chilled gel mask on your face will minimize the symptoms, help you recover more quickly, and keep you moving.

Once you’ve decided to try an eye mask, how can you determine which is the best choice? Most of it is personal preference, but you will have four types to choose from, depending on your symptoms: 1) A sleep mask, which is used as a sleep aid blocks light and enables you to rest comfortably whether you are an insomniac, a light sleeper, or regular traveler in a strange place. This mask will give you a higher quality of rest. 2) A therapeutic sleeping mask comes with a lavender, mint, or natural aroma for therapeutic benefits. The scent will work to relieve sinus congestion and reduce stress. 3) A gel mask, which is not used to aid in sleep, but is therapeutic related will take hot or cold temperatures. A heated gel mask is exceptional for migraines, stress reduction, and muscle relaxation. A refrigerated gel mask will lessen swelling or redness around the eyes due to allergies, surgery, sun exposure, or insufficient sleep. This is a versatile mask that works for many problems. 4) A facial eye mask is a completely different product from a gel mask, but offers similar health benefits when placed right below the eye area.

So, gel masks are not only for spa days. They can be used on a daily basis for relaxation, stress reduction, and general therapeutic benefits. Give your eyes a rest and treat them right with an eye mask.

Strive to be healthy!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike S.
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 16:56:42

    Fill an inexpensive humidifier with salt water and then aim the air so that it hits your face while sleeping. Will / should relieve allergy sufferers while sleeping. Will be just like sleeping at the beach when you are breathing in that salt air. The salt in the water will eat up the insides of the humidifier. Throw the humidifier away and buy another one. Will usually last about three months but is an inexpensive way to get a good nights rest without having to take and / or depend on medications.


  2. Ben
    Apr 11, 2017 @ 03:29:53

    I have to thank you for this informative post. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later. Eye masks work great for better sleeping and refreshing eyes.


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