Self Care Saturday: Puffy Eyes + Headaches

Saturday, January 20, 2018
I know the term 'self care' is thrown around so much and sometimes it is viewed as just buying a Lush bath bomb but I think self care is so important and it's about so much more than just pampering. I think self care refers to all aspects of your body, life or mental health, from taking time out to destress, using pampering products, addressing certain health concerns, eating well and looking after yourself, especially areas or concerns that are usually ignored. Today's post is focusing on eye health particularly if you are a contact lens wearer as I am because I'm reviewing the *Thera Pearl Eye-ssential Mask (£7 - SALE) from feelgoodcontacts.com.

Contact Lens Problems 
I have been wearing contact lenses for around eight years and even though I couldn't recommend contact lenses enough, there are a few issues that I have experienced. The most irritating and consistent problem is dry eyes due to wearing contacts which is why I've had so many contact lens appointments over the past few weeks as the dryness is making my contact lenses fall out...while I'm driving!

Eye drops definitely help but I don't want to use them all of the time so this mask is a great temporary solution and it doubles up as a pampering product too. You can freeze the mask to have a cooling eye mask or you can warm it up in the microwave for soothing relief from dry, sore eyes. I have been using it a few times per day, just for a few minutes which has been helping over the past few days as I am at my iMac all day and it can take its toll on my eyes.
Eczema Flare-ups & Puffy Eyes 
Another problem I have related to my eyes is eczema which is something I've had for over ten years! My eczema started around my eyes and it has contained to spread but the worse flareups are over my eyelids. Besides steroid creams, the most soothing temporary remedy for me is ice cold cotton pads on my eyes but it's very awkward so I think this cold eye mask will be fantastic for the next flare-up.

Additionally, if you suffer from puffy eyes, especially in the morning then putting this eye mask in the freezer overnight or for a minimum of two hours could be a great start to your morning routine. I also think this cold eye mask will be ideal when the dreaded hay fever season comes around again because last year it was awful and this cold eye mask would have been so soothing on itchy pollen filled eyes.

Headaches 
Lastly, this mask can also be used to relieve headaches or to help clear your sinuses, the latter will be perfect as we've all been full of a cold recently. The mask is very comfortable to wear, it isn't very tight and the heat stays within the mask for an hour or so. When I feel a heartache coming on, I'm definitely going to be reaching for this warm, soothing eye mask. Feel Good Contacts have a few alternative eye masks on their site along with various contact lenses, coloured contacts, eye care products and designer sunglasses.

Use the code: FEELGOODTIME to get 10% off at feelgoodcontacts.com

Have you tried an eye mask? Do you have any solutions for dry, puffy eyes or headaches? 

*This is a sponsored post

21 comments

  1. It’s definitely a good idea to take care of yourself. I don’t suffer from any of the issues you’ve mentioned myself but the mask looks good for those who do - I’ll be showing this to my husband who wears contact lenses daily x

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  2. I don't wear lenses but do suffer from migraines so this mask sounds wonderful! xx

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  3. Ooooo it sounds incredible. It would be so good in a headache. I can get tension headaches a lot , so this would be helpful!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  4. I’m always struggling with a headache, it is so important to look after yourself x lovely post

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  5. I suffer from dry eyes, and I can totally relate to the contact lens problems! I wore them for around 3 years and I had the exact same problems as you - this mask sounds so good :)

    -Charlotte x
    https://myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  6. I could totally do with one of these! I work on a computer all day so would really benefit from this in the evening x

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  7. My eyes are always puffy in the morning!

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  8. I have been looking for an eye mask that you can pop in the freezer will check this out. X

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  9. This sounds like a mask I need, I suffer with headaches terribly x

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  10. I suffer with headaches quite a bit, so this would be perfect!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  11. I absolutely need to try this out! x

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  12. Oh wow this sounds lovely since I have been suffering with allergies!

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  13. I suffer from sensitive eyes and more importantly dry eyes when wearing contact lenses too!!
    I used some moisture drops which really helped, as I didn’t wear my contacts every day I just use to use the eye drops on the days that I did wear them.
    This mask would of come in handy for me last week, my hormones were all over the shop (that time of the month we all love... not!) and I’ve never had this symptom before but my god, I was getting Next level head aches, every day, that would come and go as they pleased!

    Will definitely look into this mask x

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  14. My partner has lots of problems with puffy eyes, especially at computers when he works so this is a good thing for him to see x

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  15. I love that you can use this hot and cold - my hayfever has already flared up so I must treat myself x

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  16. I very rarely suffer from headaches but dry, puffy eyes - yes, unfortunately!!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  17. I’ve tried warming eye masks for headaches and eye strain before and hey really help - fab that you can use this both hot and cold

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  18. I have sensitive eyes and this looks amazing for the days when they get irritated x

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  19. This masks sounds so cool; there's so many amazing benefits to it and I love the sound of using it to soothe headaches! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  20. I love thermapearl products so much!

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