They say “The eye is the jewel of the body”. Your eyes reflect your health and also have a great impact on how good your overall face looks. That’s why it is important to take care of your eyes. Your lifestyle choices, the amount you spend in front of computers or mobiles, and your sleep cycles, all can lead to various eye problems like redness, puffiness, dryness, dark circles & more. Following a few habits and having a routine to take care of your eyes would help you in the long run as these problems are said to have an effect on your vision in the long run.
1. Follow a good diet that supports your eyes
Get all that important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Add vegetables rich in color including carrots and greens that help you fight against most eye problems and vision-related issues. Also, add foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fishes like tuna and salmon, walnuts, his seeds are a few foods that are rich in omega-3. Ensure you add at least one of these foods to everyday your everyday diet.
2. Ensure you take care of your eyes from dirt and infections
Always have everyday protective wear when you go out or in sun. A helmet when you drive or a glass/sunglass when you are out would help you avoid any dirt getting into your eyes. Also, ensure you never touch or rub your eyes with your hand. Most common issues like redness and infections happen because of this. Ensure your hands are clean before you touch your eyes and the best way is to wash your eyes with running water which solves most of the common irritations. If problems persist it's always good to visit a doctor. Never ever rub your eyes harshly as it may lead to corneal abrasion.
3. Get that much-needed sleep
Proper sleep helps you avoid half of your eye problems. It’s not just the duration of sleep(we are not contemplating on the number of hours) but also the time you go to bed. Our body has its own cycle and all parts of our bodywork are based on time and it's always good to sleep on time. Being awake at the night, mobile phones in your beds are a big no if you think of getting a good-looking eye. Any skincare product will not help you in this case.
4. Pamper your eyes with all-natural products at home
For eye issues like dark circles, puffiness, and sunken eyes a lot of Stuff from your kitchen will come in handy. Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Lime Juice, Rose Water and, Honey all can be applied on the skin around your eyes. Ensure you use natural products without any chemicals when picking things from your kitchen.
5. Get those essential and carrier oils that work for you
Carrier oils & essential oils come in handy with their power to treat specific eye conditions like dark circles, dryness, puffiness, etc. For example, Rice Bran Oil is said to reduce puffiness, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark shadows around the eyes whereas oil like Rosemary encourages local blood circulation which increases the supply of nutrients and brings a warming glow to the surface area. You can also opt for a natural eye product that’s made as a blend of multiple oils, something like The Zero Skin’s Visible Lift Eye Serum
6. Quick do’s for those who use computers for a long time
Ensure there is enough light when using the computer. Lights from computers in a dark room are going to affect your vision and the skin around your eyes for sure. That's why smartphones come with automatic brightness adjustment, also the mac’s as apple and few other laptops. Use the 20-20-20 rule; for every 20 minutes, take a break, and look at something at least 20 feet distance for 20 seconds. Also, you can look at objects at various distances. Blink as much as you can. All these ensure your eyes don’t strain much and also improve your focus.
Its time to pamper those two little jewels of your body. What are you waiting for? Go pamper yourself & don’t forget to sleep well.