An eye massager is the perfect item to relax with after a long, tiring day. This is especially true if you’ve spent most of it staring at a computer screen.
Let’s face it, we’ve all worked a little too hard lately these past few years, so we deserve a little pampering. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, that our eyes are a dead giveaway to how we’re really feeling.
There may be some truth to that because no matter how much we may hide it, there’s no denying that it is difficult to hide stressed-out eyes, like puffiness and dark circles.
But what is an eye massager, what are the benefits it can give, and how exactly do you use it?
We answer these questions as well as provide you with a list of the best eye massagers so you can look as pampered as you feel.
What is an eye massager
An eye massager is a high-technology machine. It comes with built-in systems which massage and stimulates areas needing relaxation.
These devices are typically battery operated. They also have a range of massage modes, heat settings, and even music options so you can enjoy your favourite songs throughout the relaxation session.
To provide a long list of health and beauty benefits, eye massagers stimulate the acupuncture points around the eyes and accelerate blood circulation.
There are generally two types of eye massagers: one is a mask that you place over your eyes, and the other is a handheld tool that you run over your face manually.
Benefits of eye massager
An eye massager can actually reduce the darkness beneath your eyes and target puffiness and eye strain. This can prevent headaches caused by stressed-out eyes.
It can also help to firm up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Other than that, eye pressure and muscle soreness can be relieved.
An eye massager can help to alleviate the symptoms of dry and itchy eyes without the need for eye drops as it can help blood vessel dilation.
All these benefits will help you look fresher and more relaxed overall. This means that in the long run, you’re going to look even more radiant.
Another benefit of using an eye massager is that it tends to boost your mood. This is because they are designed to offer a relaxing and calming experience.
How to use an eye massager
How you use an eye massager depends on the type of eye massager you have.
You can place eye mask massagers over your eyes and simply select the mode you want. Handheld eye massagers require you to be a bit more hands-on.
For handheld eye massagers, you can follow our tips:
Before you begin, apply your favourite eye cream or serum around your eyes. An oil can also be used for the eye massage, but do be careful not to get oil into your eyes.
Then, switch on your eye massager and adjust to your desired intensity. Slowly move the eye massager from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye. Repeat on the opposite eye.
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Eye massage pressure points
You can target acupressure points on your face using the eye massager to promote overall wellness for your eyes.
We’ve got a list of acupuncture points that you can follow below. All you need to do is massage them in a circular manner for a gentle but effective approach.
You can also hold these points for 10 to 15 seconds before releasing for about the same amount of time. Then, repeat about six to 10 times.
Zan Zhu Point
- Location: Along the inner-eye area next to the nose.
- Solution: To relieve red, itchy, or painful eyes, excessive tear production, allergies, headaches, and more.
Si Zhu Kong Point
- Location: At the end tip of the brow, away from the eye.
- Solution: To relieve headache and migraine pain caused by eye strain.
Cheng Qi Point
- Location: Directly under the eye, centre to the eye area.
- Solution: To relieve conjunctivitis, eye redness, swelling, eye pain, and twitching.
Yang Bai Point
- Location: Left side of the forehead, just above the left eye.
- Solution: To relieve headaches, eye twitching, and even glaucoma, which is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve.
Best handheld eye massagers
CkeyiN Ionic Eye Facial Massager
This may be a highly affordable eye massager, but it doesn’t skimp on functions. It’s got heat, high-frequency micro-vibration, light therapy, and ions.
All of these help in the absorption of your skincare products to make your skin tight and elastic.
It retails for S$16.98.
K-Skin Magnetic Micro-current Eye Massager
There are two ends to this massager: the wider end is for massaging the face, and the smaller tip is for the eyes.
What’s interesting is that it uses magnetic force to vibrate, so it doesn’t need batteries to run.
It retails for S$33.80.
ANLAN RF Eye Beauty Device
This eye massager has two different modes: radiofrequency and vibration; and microcurrent and vibration. It delivers a constant temperature of 38°C.
Don’t worry about product safety as each product has been tested over 2,000 times before going on the market.
It retails for S$99.90.
est.lab OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Massager
Powered by a combination of therapeutic hot compress, sonic vibrations, and LED red light therapy, est.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Massager lets you have a great pampering experience.
There are nine different heat settings that toggle between 37°C to 45°C, so you can adjust it easily to your liking.
It retails for S$106.
Xiaomi WellSkins Eye Massager
This eye massager has three levels of vibration massage, adjustable warmth, and three different LED light modes.
The temperature can be adjusted from 38°C to 45°C. You can even use this product to massage the lips as well.
It retails for S$36.99.
Lifetrons Ion Eye Massager
As its name suggests, Lifetrons’ Ion Eye Massager vibrates and generates negative ions constantly, which enhances the absorption of skincare products into the base skin layer.
What we like about this product is that it has a USB head at the other end, so you can easily plug it in and charge it easily.
It retails for S$89.
Konka Eye Massager
Similar to the previous products, this one offers vibration, light modes, and adjustable heat from 38°C to 45°C.
Curiously, it provides not one, not two, but four different LED light modes. It offers blue to soothe skin acne, red to increase skin elasticity, yellow to decompose skin melanin, and a mix of lights for relaxation.
It retails for S$51.80.
BIOSKIN Smart Electric Eye Massager
This eye massager offers ultrasonic micro-vibrations and negative ion introduction.
It comes equipped with a USB head at the other end, which means you’ll have no issues trying to charge it.
It retails for S$149.25.
Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager
Swedish brand Foreo’s eye massager utilises soothing T-Sonic technology. The gentle stimulation will leave your eyes looking refreshed and bright.
There are two massage modes: a pure mode to replicate the feeling of a manual massage, and a spa mode that recreates a professional beauty treatment.
It retails for S$219.
Best eye mask massagers
OSIM uMask Eye Massager
Just how cute are these masks? The one with cat ears is definitely our favourite, but the one with stars is a great contender for our hearts too!
It gently pampers your face with a vibration massage. Plus, it’s made of plush and soft microfabric which sits softly on your face.
Ogawa Eye Touch Pro
We’ve got something a bit special on this list as this eye massager uses air compressions with heat therapy to massage the eyes and relieve fatigue.
It may look bulky, but it’s designed to be portable and lightweight so you can bring it on the go. This also plays music too!
It retails for S$298.
Renpho 2.0 Eye Massager
Designed to target acupoints, this eye massager is guaranteed to alleviate tension and reduce headaches.
It provides a comfortable temperature that sits between 40°C to 42°C. You can enjoy two meditational tracks built into the device or play whatever you wish via the bluetooth function.
It retails for S$89.99.
Xiaomi Mijia Youpin Eye Massager
This eye massager offers four different massage modes that you can change with a click of a switch: active mode, relaxing mode, soothing mode, and sleeping mode.
Its built-in speakers can play bluetooth music and also white noise, which is a known sleep aid. What’s great about this is that it claims to be able to be used for 12 days on a single charge!
It retails for S$124.
SKG E3 Eye Massager
We’ve got another eye massager that targets eye acupoints. This one adopts kneading, oscillating, trigger point therapy, and warm compress – all to relieve eye strain.
It comes with pre-recorded nature sounds, but you can connect your own bluetooth device to play your own music.
It retails for S$109.
4 in 1 Eye Massager
The pastel pink look of this eye massager makes it look super cute. There are six airbags that fit your eye contours for a better massaging effect.
It can provide heat from 40°C to 42°C. There is also bluetooth music compatibility.
It retails for S$48.50.
Bioskin Smart Head Eye Massager
Don’t be intimidated by how strange this eye massager looks, as it will still deliver a great relaxing experience.
It provides 42°C of comprehensive hot compress physiotherapy and nine acupoints circular massage.
It retails for S$246.