An eye massager is the perfect item to relax with after a long, tiring day, especially 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, and no matter how much we may hide it, our eyes are a dead giveaway to how we’re really feeling.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. There may be some truth to that because it’s difficult to hide stressed-out, tired eyes – think puffiness and dark circles.
But what exactly is an eye massager, how do you use it, and what are the benefits it can give?
We answer these questions as well as provide you with a list of best eye massagers so you can have relaxed and beautiful eyes.
What is an eye massager
An eye massager is a high-technology machine that come with built-in systems which massage and stimulates areas needing relaxation.
These devices are typically battery operated and have a range of massage modes, heat settings, and even music options so you can jam to your favourite tunes while getting the pampering you deserve.
Eye massagers stimulate the acupuncture points around the eyes and accelerates blood circulation to provide a long list of health and beauty benefits.
There are generally two types of eye massagers, one that is a mask which you place over your eyes, and the other is a handheld tool which you use manually.
Benefits of eye massager
An eye massager can actually reduce the darkness beneath your eyes and target puffiness and eye strain, which can therefore prevent headaches.
It can also help to firm up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes as well as reduce eye pressure and relieve muscle soreness.
If you tend to have dry and itchy eyes, an eye massager can help to alleviate those symptoms without the need of eye drops as it can help blood vessel dilation.
All these benefits will help you look fresher and more relaxed overall, which can make you look more radiant in the long term.
Another bonus is that using an eye massager tends to boost your mood, as they are designed to offer a relaxing and calming experience.
How to use eye massager
How to use an eye massager depends on the type of eye massager you have.
For eye mask massagers, you can place it over your eyes and select the mode you want, while handheld eye massagers need you to be a bit more hands on.
The instructions for handheld eye massagers are generally as such:
First, apply your favourite eye cream or serum around your eyes. You can also use an oil for the eye massage but do be careful not to get oil into your eyes.
Turn on your eye massager and adjust to your desired intensity. Slowly move the eye massager from the inner corner to outer corner of the eye, and then repeat on the opposite eye.
Eye massage pressure points
If you want to go more technical with the eye massage, you can target acupressure points on your face to promote overall wellness for your eyes.
Simply massage the following points in a circular manner for a gentle but effective approach. You can also hold the point for 10 to 15 seconds before releasing for about the same amount of time. Repeat about six to ten 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.
Handheld eye massagers
Eye Care Massager
This is a pretty basic eye massager as it only offers ultrasonic vibrations. Still, it should help your skincare products be better absorbed into your skin.
It is powered by a single AA battery, so if you don’t mind swapping out a battery once in a while, you can consider this affordable option.
It retails for RM20.
K-Skin Eye Massager
Using EMS micro current and RF radio frequency, this eye massager vibrates to promote the absorption of skincare products.
It also has light therapy included, which can help brighten the eye area and improve dark circles.
It retails for RM165.
Ogawa Unique Bliss S2
This eye massage wand uses micro-current vibration technology which accelerates the absorption of skincare products.
It also comes with a blue light mode to help calm the skin against acne, while the thermal 45 degree Celsius red light mode stimulates blood circulation.
It retails for RM245.
OSIM uGlow Eye Massager
The OSIM uGlow Eye Massager uses sonic vibration to reduce eye bags, fine lines, and dark circles to bring back the youth to your eyes.
This product also has LED light therapy as well as adjustable warmth from 38 degree Celsius to 45 degree Celsius. What’s great is that you can also use it for on-the-go facial lifting.
It retails for RM308.
Xiaomi Mijia Leravan Electric Vibration Eye Massager
This eye massager has is designed to fit the eyes of Asians, so you’ll be treated with a personalised pampering experience.
It comes with an automatic temperature control, and can alternate between cold massages as low as 19 degree Celsius and as high as 40 degree Celsius.
It retails for RM228.
Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager
Swedish brand Foreo’s eye massager has soothing T-Sonic technology to provide gentle stimulation to leave your eyes looking refreshed and bright.
There are two modes to the massage: a pure mode to replicate the feeling of a manual massage, and a spa mode that recreates a professional beauty treatment.
It retails for RM640.
Eye mask massagers
Ogawa Smart Eye Massager
If you want an ultra-pampering experience, try this eye massager as it has five different modes you can choose from.
It comes built in with a 3D air pressure massage and six differing vibration strengths. Bluetooth speakers are also available so you can listen to your favourite music at the same time.
It retails for RM659.
OSIM uMask Eye Massager
Just look at this eye massager, isn’t it cute? It is a special edition mask designed to look like a cat.
Not only can it provide a gentle vibration massage, it also holds up to 2000 mAh, so it can even act as an emergency charger for your mobile devices!
It retails for RM138.
Xiaomi Mijia Youpin Eye Massager
This eye massager has four modes to choose from such as multi-frequency vibration massage, hot compress massage, and dual effect massage.
It comes with a built-in speakers that can play bluetooth music and also white noise, which is a known sleep aid.
It retails for RM197.
Itsu Shiatsu Eye Rechargeable Massager
ITSU Shiatsu Eye Rechargeable Massager heats up to 47 degree Celsius and uses true-touch silicon to stimulate precise yet gentle shiatsu kneading.
This is another eye massager with available bluetooth connection so you can play your own music. A bonus about this product is that it also has its own battery indicator so you’ll know when you need to recharge.
It retails for RM698.
Snowfit Dazzle Rechargeable Smart Eye Massager
This eye massager provides hot compress, intelligent air pressure, and multi-frequency vibration.
What’s unique about this product is that it has a touch screen control panel. It also offers bluetooth music, which is always great in our book.
It retails for RM388.
Gintell G-Vizee Vibrating Eye Massager
Go for the futuristic look with this cool looking eye massager by Gintell. This has the most modes we’ve seen so far, with nine different massage modes at varying intensity.
If you don’t like being kept in the dark during your massage, you’ll be glad to know that this product has a see-through lens feature.
It retails for RM588.
4 in 1 Eye Massager
We love the pastel pink look of this eye massager. It features six air bags which fits your eye contours for a better massaging effect.
There’s also a heat compression up from 40 degree Celsius to 42 degree Celsius as well as bluetooth music compatibility.
It retails for RM181.21.
CkeyiN Foldable Eye Massager
This product offers four modes: an automatic mode, an eye protection mode, a vitality mode, and a sleep mode.
What’s great is that it can be folded, so it can be carried around anywhere with ease. It also shuts down automatically after 15 minutes of use to save energy.
It retails for RM152.
Panasonic Eye Warming Massager
Even Panasonic is hoping on the eye massager trend with their eye warming massager which offers temperatures from 38 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius.
There are also two vibration settings including slow but weak and alternating but weak. The product’s total charge time is about one hour.
It retails for RM573.
Zero Healthcare I-Fit Eye Massager
The Zero Healthcare I-Fit Eye uses microprocessor-controlled air pressure, vibration, point massage, and heat compress technology to deliver the ultimate pamering experience.
There’s a built-in speaker which allows you to upload your own songs based on your own preferences.
It retails for RM299.