Eyes are the most attractive part of our body. But, they can even become a source of embarrassment. A web of spiders or dark circles around the eye area are a very common problem for all. And, undoubtedly, they make us look a lot older than our actual ages. So, the focus of this article is to take care of eyes and make them look beautiful instead of being tired.
General Tips for Eyes
- Wash eyes with cold water whenever you feel like. If you feel your eyes are tired or face a burning sensation in them, splash them with cold water. This would relieve your eyes of their tiredness and make them look brighter.
- Removing toxins from your eyes every day is one habit you should develop. As soon as you wake up in the morning, before washing your face, do a simple exercise which will emit toxins from your eyes and clean them. Stand in an open space or near a window and stare hard at a far away object without blinking till your eyes are teary.
- Let the tears flow out. They would carry toxins with them. In case you are not able to stop blinking, you may use your fingers to hold your eyes open forcibly. Hold both your lids with your fingers and stare ahead. Make sure your hands are clean. Doing this every day will make your eyes look brighter.
- Exercise your eyes regularly. There are various exercises you can do. One is rapid closing and opening of your eyes as tightly as you can. Close your eyes tightly and pull all your face muscles in a taut condition. Open your eyes and mouth as wide as possible. Repeat the procedure. Another is rotating your eyes in all directions. One thing to remember while doing the eye exercises is to blink a lot.
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Done with the general tips for eye care, we come to more specific and most common problems of eyes.
Dark Circles. They are the second most common dermatological problem, first being Acne. One thing that should be considered before getting a cure for dark circles is heredity. It you have inherited dark circles from your mother or father, it may be difficult for you to get rid of them. The only thing you can do is to try to reduce them using regular home remedies. Place thin apple slices over your eyes and relax for 15 – 20 minutes.
Do this every day. You might repeat this in the morning and evening. Or, put chilled tea bags or cotton balls on your eyes. They also provide relief from dark circles. The best habit you can cultivate to reduce the dark circles is to sleep with your head at an elevated position than the rest of your body. This would keep the blood circulation in the face at the minimum and hence, the pronouncement of darkness around your eyes.
Puffy Eyes. Reduce your salt and sugar intake. Do not take huge amounts of liquid at night two hours prior to sleep. Keep water consumption also to a bare minimum. Put a slice of potato on to reduce puffy eyes. Applying warm compress would be helpful. A great remedy is to apply fig slices. They would get rid of puffy eyes in matter of minutes to hours. One exercise you can do to get rid of puffy eyes is to hold the lower eye area with a finger and close your eyes with force. Do this repeatedly as long as you can everyday.
Wrinkles. Once they appear, they are most difficult to get rid of. There are many home remedies to get rid of wrinkles. First, apply a thick layer of egg white around your eyes and let it stay for 15 30 minutes. This is possibly the best home remedy. Next is mix turmeric and sugarcane juice and apply on your eyes area. Wipe it off in 15 minutes. You can massage your face with coconut oil at night to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Apply pure castor oil to prevent appearance of wrinkles.
Last, but not the least, we come to the part of how to make your eyes look more beautiful. This has not got anything to do with make up. I am talking about taking care of your eyelashes. Longer and thicker the eyelashes, they lend more grace and beauty to your eyes and make them look exquisite. Apply sweet almond oil or pure castor oil every night to your eyelashes using a mascara brush. Saturate your eyelashes in the oil nicely. Keep in mind a word of caution: Never ever think of clipping your eyelashes as a resort to make them longer. They lose their delicate sweep which becomes the beauty of such thick lashes.