Natural Eye Care Tips

Eyes are one of the most wonderful gifts given to us, so one has to take care of the eyes. Good nutrition and good sleep are basic requirement for healthy eyes. Here are some simple and general eye care tips.

1.Have a good night sleep and give enough rest to your eyes.

2.Since the skin around the eyes are very sensitive, one has to take good care and handle it delicately. You can massage the skin below your eyes with almond oil using your ring finger without giving much pressure.

3.Since eyes are very sensitive, buy good quality cosmetics. Never lend or use others eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, mascara or eye shadow.

4.Wear a good quality sunglasses which protect your eyes from UV rays while going out in the sun.

5.Read in good light and keep a good distance while reading and watching television. Do not hold the book too close to your eyes

6.Apply pure castor oil for the eyebrows before going to bed for good growth. Apply lot of moisturizer before tweezing eyebrows.

7.Wear plain glasses while doing work that generates dust.

8.Have a good diet consisting of fruits and vegetables. Red, orange, yellow and dark green vegetables, fruits and greens are very good for the eyes.

9. Drink lot of water and keep yourself hydrated as it helps to keep the eyes healthy.

10.You can do Surya namaskar (yogic exercise) everyday.When time permits look at the green plants and trees to refresh your eyes. You can learn some simple eye exercises to strengthen the eye muscles and relax them.

Relaxing Tired eyes  and tips to get rid of eye strain

  • Soak cotton wool in chilled water to which a few drops of rose water has been added and place it on your eyelids  for 5 minutes. This will refresh your eyes.
  •  You can also refresh your eyes by splashing cold water on it.
  • Rub your palms together and cup the palms to cover your eyes for a few minutes to relax them. Your eyes should be open. You should see perfect blackness. If you see light passing through them, then adjust the palms. Breath deeply and relax. This is also good for people who work in the computer for long hours.

Make it a point to spend a few minutes daily to relax your eyes.