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    Categories: Health & Exercise

Relieving Tired Eyes… Gentle Treatments to Soothe Weary Eyes


To many, eyes are otherwise known as the “windows to the soul.” Nothing stops one’s heart like gazing into another’s eyes – connecting on such an intense, intimate level – that the world stops spinning for a moment and it seems everything is as it should be. Your eyes meet and your two alone are the only people in the room, whether you really are or not. Your worlds collide and become one for that shared instant caught in that fixed gaze.

Wearing makeup seems pointless if your eyes are bloodshot, swollen or just plain weary. By keeping your eyes in great condition, you make them look wonderful not just by putting makeup on, but also by allowing them to exude their natural energy.

Staring at a computer for hours on end can cause much strain to eyes. For this dilemma, you can invest in a polarized monitor filter for your computer that will lessen the stress put upon your eyes by reducing reflections. Excessive reading or straining to see something without your glasses or contact lenses also causes stress to the eyes.

To keep your eyes healthy, try to avoid excessive smoke, chemicals and other irritants. Take the time as needed to relax your eyes. When you have downtime, close them while you are awake and just rest for a moment. To relieve your eyes from irritation caused by a foreign particle or eyelash, apply one or two eye drops.

Especially during allergy season, a cool or cold compress may be necessary to soothe eyes and restore their vitality. Sometimes something as simple as a soft washcloth soaked in cool water, gently squeezed out, can renew tired, swollen and itchy eyes. Turn on some music, recline comfortably and place the cool cloth over your eyes for a relaxing respite from a long day.

Follow these tips to keep your peepers in the best possible condition…


Follow these tips to keep your peepers in the best possible condition:

1. Keep your eyes in great shape!

2. Avoid going to sleep until you’ve removed your makeup. Tiny flecks of mascara can irritate your eyes while you sleep and once you wake up from your slumber. Prevent these problems by removing your makeup each night before you go to sleep.

3. Apply a cool compress if ever you have a difficult time focusing on things. When you experience a degree of discomfort that prevents you from doing your work or handling a task, it is best to take a break and soothe the problem before proceeding.

4. Invest in an eye mask that you can place in the refrigerator. Keep this item cold in the fridge for only a few moments as directed, as they can eventually leak if left too long.

5. If you wear contacts, be vigilant with the directions. Remember to remove them at night if you are supposed to take them out. If you’ve got the disposable ones, use them as long as directed and begin the new set once that time has passed.

6. Visit your eye doctor as recommended.

7. Avoid putting your fingers in or near your eyes. Many illnesses, viruses and bacteria transmit with minimal contact to the eyes. Especially contagious, pink eye wreaks havoc on your eyes until it’s run its course.

For the perfect stress release and remedy for oily or not-so-perfect skin, apply a face masque and treat yourself to freshly sliced cucumber slices. Place one slice on each eye to reap the soothing effects and enjoy a healthy snack as you relax!

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