Henry David Thoreau once said: “The eye is the jewel of the body.” It is true! Your eyes are your windows to the world. And that is why it is important to take care of them. Your lifestyle choices and daily stress can cause wrinkles, redness, dryness, swelling and dark circles. This can also cause serious problems and lead to loss of vision.
No, I do not intend to scare you. I just want to say that it does not take much to take care of your eyes. Following some daily habits can greatly reduce the chances of eye problems and disorders. Keep reading to know how.
1. Get All The Essential Vitamins And Minerals
Include colorful vegetables and fruits such as spinach, broccoli, carrots and sweet potatoes in your diet. Also, eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These foods are the best sources of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and antioxidants and help prevent most eye problems and problems related to vision.
2. Sunglasses Are Important
Sunglasses are not just about style or looking cool. They play a huge role in protecting your eyes from the damaging UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to sun rays causes many vision-related issues, such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Choose sunglasses that block at least 99% UVA and UVB rays.
3. Avoid Touching Your Eyes Frequently
This is because it makes your eyes vulnerable to infection. Anything that irritates your eyes can affect your vision. You must always clean your hands before touching your eyes. Also, do not rub your eyes vigorously. This may result in corneal abrasion (or scratched cornea). If something has gotten into your eyes, wash them with a sterile saline solution. And if the problem persists, rush to the doctor immediately.
4. Be Aware Of Your Family’s Eye Health History
This is important because some eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal degeneration, and optic atrophy, are inherited. Knowing your family history can help you take precautions.
The tips mentioned above will help you take care of your vision and your eyes. However, the area around your eyes should not be ignored. Here are some tips to keep your eyes and the area around you beautiful.
5. Use Tea Bags
Apply cool tea bags over closed eyes. Don’t use herbal tea bags because most aren’t as effective as the black tea bags.
6. Chilled Cotton Balls
Dip cotton balls in cold water and keep them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes.
7. Sliced Cucumber
Cucumbers do wonders for tired eyes. Place two slices of cucumber over your eyes and rest for a while. Not only do they have refreshing properties, they also help to lighten dark circles.
You can also extract the cucumber juice, dip the cotton pads and place them in your eyes.
8. Tomato, Turmeric, Lime Juice
Mix a teaspoon of tomato pulp with a pinch of turmeric and half a teaspoon of lime juice. Apply on the eyelids and around the dark circles. Let it dry and then wash it off.
9. Almond Oil And Lime Juice For Beautiful Eyes
Alternate hot and cold compresses on your eyes for 10 minutes and then apply a mixture of a teaspoon of almond oil and half a teaspoon of lime juice. Let it stay overnight.
10. Rose Water
The rejuvenating factor of rose water is extremely useful in diminishing dark circles. Dip cotton pads in rose water and place them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Do this every day to get rid of dark circles.