Whether or not your eyes really are the mirror of your soul there’s no doubt that they give an indication of how you are feeling and the state of your health. When you are unwell, feeling run down or heave been living it up a little too much, your eyes quite literally lose their sparkle. Let’s know more about natural eye care tips.
Although eyes are quick to show signs of neglect, they are stronger than most people imaging, and cannot be permanently damaged by watching too much television or wearing the wrong kind of glasses.
However, abusing your eyes by letting them become over-tired can result in headaches. Eyes may be tough but they do need to be cared for, particularly if they are constantly exposed to dirt, dust, pollution and smoky atmospheres.
Giving your eyes a fresh start (Natural eye care)
Get into the habit of starting the day by splashing your open eyes with cold water so they are thoroughly cleansed and stimulated. Avoid using eye drops, except very occasionally, unless they are prescribed by your doctor-it is better to gently squeeze fresh cucumber juice into your eyes.
If you have time, place fresh cucumber slices on the lids for fifteen minutes. Cucumber is particularly good for soothing sore and inflamed eyes. Cold tea bags used in the same way will reduce puffiness or dark circles under the eyes caused by lack of sleep.
Bags under the eyes may be inherited, in which case the only way to get rid of them successfully is by plastic surgery. Bloodshot eyes can also be inherited, although they are generally the result of an allergy, eye muscle strain or drinking too much alcohol. This condition will usually clear up once the cause has been eliminated.
However, prevention is better than cure, and by paying attention to the following points you can keep your eyes looking and feeling their best.
- Don’t read in poor light; light should from behind or above rather than from the front.
- Don’t read for too long at a stretch. Make two hours the maximum and then let your eyes rest for ten minutes by putting the palms of your hands over them and shutting the palms of your hands over them and shutting out the light.
- Don’t rub to or stretch the skin under the eyes-it is very delicate and is easily damaged.
- Do eat foods containing vitamin A, such as carrots, celery, oily fish, egg yolk and liver. If your eyes are itchy, watery or bloodshot you could be lacking in vitamin B2 which can be found in brewer’s yeast, liver and whole grain cereals.
- Do keep eye creams to a minimum and be careful not to get any into the eyes. If you do, wash your eyes immediately with warm water.
- Do remove all traces of eye make-up-old mascara left on the eyes can cause an infection in the roots of the eyelashes.
Just like the rest of your body, your eyes need to be exercised to keep them in good working order. Fortunately, eye exercises do not require much effort and can be done at any time of the day.
Being by opening and shutting your eyes tightly. Do this ten times, twice a day. Next, focus your eyes on a pencil held close (about 10 cm) to your face, then fix your eyes on a distant object, then look at the pencil again-do this five times.
Roll your eyes in a complete circle from left to right twenty times, then do the same from right to left.
To relax tired eyes, look at an object in front of you, then slowly close your eyes and cover them with your palms for three minutes. First every thing will appear grey-black and then deep black. Open your eyes and look at the object again. Your eyes should feel more relaxed.
All the better to see you with
Some people who need glasses choose not to wear them because they consider them ugly. But it is more unattractive to have to screw-up your eyes or to peer in order to see things clearly. And this can cause fatigue and headaches, as well as wrinkles and crowfeet in the skin around the eyes long before their time is due.
Chosen carefully, glasses can be very attractive, but if you feel unhappy about wearing them, why not try contract lenses? Dark-lenses glasses have become a popular fashion accessory, indeed a lot of people wear them all the time, indoors and out, simply for effect.
But this is not a good idea-your eyes need the exercise provided by constantly adjusting from light to shade.
However, in strong sunlight, sun glasses designed to block out ultra violet rays are essential, as unprotected eyes lose 50 per cent of their night vision after a day in brilliant sunshine and become red and itchy.
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