Posts Tagged ‘eye care’

How To Make A Natural Eye Cream For Yourself

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Natural Eye Cream, eye careThe most beautiful part of our body is our eyes. Eyes can speak. Eyes can express your feelings. The skin around the eyes are very sensitive. Wrinkle around the eyes shows the first sign of ageing. Natural eye cream can protect your eyes from dark circles, wrinkles and it help to reduce the signs of aging. Here are some tips to make a natural eye cream.

Turmeric and lemon is the best combination in making of eye cream. Make a paste using ½ tsp of turmeric and 1tsp of lemon. Apply the paste under your eyes and keep it for 15 mins. Then wash it. This is the solution for dark circles around the eyes. By doing this regularly, your dark circles will vanish soon.

Make a paste of fenugreek using water. Mix it with boiling water, cool it and apply the mixture under the eyes. This will prevent skin from creasing and forming lines under the eyes.

Milk is the main agent in reducing the puffy eyes. Dip cotton in milk and place it under your eyes, until the milk gets warm. Do this regularly, surely it will reduce the puffy eyes within a few applications.

The Banana is one of the best home remedy for wrinkle eyes. Cut the banana into slices and make it as a paste. Apply the paste under the eyes for 30 minutes. Then wash your eyes with warm water. By doing this, will reduce the wrinkle eyes. There are lots of eye cream lotion available. Using the chemical based eye creams are not good for the skin. Try these natural eye cream. This will give a good result.

Taking care of an eye infection

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

eye infection, eye infection careThere is no doubt that all body organs are extremely important for the humans as they all do their own functions to help things go on smoothly. However, there are a few body organs which are extremely sophisticated and they require more attention whenever they face and problem including infections.

Eye is probably the most sophisticated body organ which requires more attention whenever it faces any problem including an infection. The eye infection causes redness in the eyes along with irritation and inflammation. This can be painful at times as well.

Treatment:

  • Both the eyes should be washed quite a few times daily with cold water. It can remove the infection and cause greater amount of relief to the infected eye.
  • Taking the advice of the eye specialist should be the best way of providing treatment as all homemade remedies may not be good and useful for treating an eye infection.
  • Eye drops and other medication must be given on the prescription of the doctor.
  • Eye gears should be used to bring comfort to the eye whenever getting exposed in the sun
  • Eye should be protected from smoke and dust at any cost.
  • Eye lids and eye lashes must be cleared at least twice every day. It is important because total eye cleaning cannot be done if the eye lids and eyelashes are not cleared properly.

However, the best tip for eye treatment is to take the person to the doctor without wasting any time as use of prescribed antibiotic medicine should bring immediate relief to the patients.

Vitamin and eye health

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Vitamin for eye health, eye careVitamins are very good for your eyes. There are different kinds of vitamins that benefit the eye in different ways and that will be the topic of discussion in the article.

  • Beta Carotene

It is actually Vitamin A’s precursor and it is a kind of antioxidant that would keep your eyes protected from all damages that are caused by the free radicals. It is also related in fidgeting macular degeneration that is caused by age. However, you should avoid beta carotene if you are a smoker.

  • Lutein And Zeaxanthin

These are two very good anti oxidizing agents that are very effective in preventing macular degeneration and cataracts. They are also very effective when it comes to protecting your retina from the strong and harsh lights. The nutrient may be found in chard, yellow pepper and broccoli and in some fruits like mango.

  • Selenium

Selenium has a combination of anti oxidizing agents like vitamin C and A. they are very effective when it comes to lowering the risks of macular degeneration. They can be found in crab, shrimp, brown rice and Brazil nuts.

Vitamin A, C and E are very important for the proper health of the eyes. Vitamin A plays a key role in maintaining the condition of the retina while vitamin C helps in preventing your eyes from macular degeneration. Vitamin E is a very good anti oxidizing agent that is very effective when it comes to keeping the eyes from being damaged.

5 tips to improve your vision

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

improve vision, eye careIf you think that your eyesight is getting blurred or if it is diminishing then it is better you consult a doctor and before that you can perform some exercises that would help you to get rid of this problem. Some of the best exercises for your eyes are as follows:

  • Palming– this exercise is very simple. It helps to improve the vision of the eye and also relaxes it to a great extent. You can perform this exercise by keeping your palms over your eyes and then rest the elbows on the knees. This will give a chance for your eyes to refocus on an object and also relax it for some time. This is one of the best ways to help the eyes get a correct vision without the help of contact lenses or glasses.
  • Tracing– in this exercise you will have to imagine a figure in front of your eyes and then you will have to trace it with your eyes closed. In most cases the doctors advise to trace the figure 8. This will help to give strength to your eyes and also improves the flexibility of both the eyes. In the initial stages you may find it difficult but as you practice it will become easier.
  • Focusing and zooming– this is quite similar to each other and you can perform this exercise by keeping the thumb in front of the eyes and move it closer and then further away from the eyes. It helps to strengthen the muscles of the eyes and also increases the focusing power.
  • Blinking– watching television for a long time or sitting in front of the computer can cause the moisture of the eyes to dry. In order to avoid this you can increase the blinking habit as it would restore the moisture in the eyes.

Eye care essentials for people who work on computers

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

eye care using computers, eye care treatmentWith the advent of computers most people have started working on it rather than doing the manual work. Although there are many advantages of computers you just cannot deny the fact that it has some disadvantages too and one of them is it affects the eye of the person who is working on the computer. However that does not mean there are no options to keep your eyes safe. Here are some of the things you can do to protect your eyes:

  • Getting into a correct position in front of the monitor is important. This will keep the balance between the eyes and the screen in perfect position. It is better to keep a distance of one arm from the computer to the eyes. One thing that you should remember is that the level of the monitor should not exceed the level of the eyes.
  • Proper light is another thing that is important for the eye. The light in the room should not fall directly on the monitor. It should also not reflect back into your eye because then you will not be able to see the screen clearly and that may cause a strain in your eyes.
  • People who work on the computer have been found to have dry eyes. This means that the natural moisture of the eyes gets dried up. In order to avoid this doctors advice to use artificial tear drops to keep the moisture level in the balance. Frequent blinking can also help to solve this problem.

Importance of phosphorus for eye health

Friday, October 26th, 2012

phosphorus for eye, eye carePhosphorus is a very important element material which helps in the functioning of the various parts of the body. Here are some of the functions of phosphorus:

Ø   It helps in the formation of the teeth structure, cell membranes and bones.

Ø   They cat as the cofactor of vitamin B complex and enzymes.

Ø   Phosphorus also helps in the formation of DNA and RNA.

Ø   It enhances the overall endurance of the body.

If you observer carefully you will find phosphorus in various foods that are eaten regularly. In fact it is important to include this element in the diet because if you don’t then you may well become the victim of any of the following diseases:

v  Weakness

v  Low resistance power that leads to frequent infections

v  Mental confusion

v  Anemia

v  Loss of appetite

v  Debility

v  Speech problems

v  Irritability

v  Osteomalacia

Out of all this phosphorus is most important for the eyes. Doctors have proved that phosphorus is one of the prime elements that are required to keep the eyes fresh and give a clear vision. If you are not aware of which foods will give you a proper percentage of phosphorus then here are some of the names that will help you out:

·            Cheese

·            Fish

·            Meat

·            Soy products

·            Nuts

·            Whole grains

These foods also have enough percentages of manganese, potassium and zinc to help phosphorus in functioning with the body as they are the main supplements that provide multivitamin to a person.

 

5 Tips To Improve Your Vision

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

vision, improve your vision If you think that your eyesight is losing ground then you may well start exercising your eyes so that your vision is clear. Though many people tend to overlook this fact but in the long run it becomes very difficult to get clear eyesight. So if you are having any kind of vision problems you must consult a doctor or follow the following tips:

  • The basic thing that you should do is wear glasses or contact lenses. Before that you must consult an optician so that you get to know the exact power of your eyes and according to that you should order for your glasses.
  • Secondly you must avoid being in front of the computer or the television for hours because that can affect your blinking habit. People who have the habit of working in front of the computer have been found to have a decreased amount of blinking in their eyes. In order to avoid this you can take a break for sometime after working for an hour or so.
  • Focusing and zooming is one type of exercise that will help to strengthen the muscles of the eyes and also enhances the focusing ability. You can do this by placing the thumb in front of your eye and moving it closer once and then taking it further away.
  • Tracing is another exercise that helps to improve a person’s eyesight. You will just have to imagine a figure in front of your eyes and you will have to trace it.
  • Palming will also help to improve your eye vision. This exercise is very easy. You will have to rest the elbows on your knees and place your palms over your eyes. This will rest your eyes and help to refocus on an object clearly.

Simple Tricks to Get Thicker Eye Brows

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

thick eye brows, eye careEyebrows define the entire face. They are the main actor which gives our face a good clarity and personality. Women prefer thicker eyebrows which can be beautifully shaped to create the desired look. A sharp look is created only when the face is well defined and that can be done with the help of thicker and well shaped eyebrows.

How to get thicker eyebrows naturally

a)      You can apply castor oil. Take thin paint brush and dip it in castor oil and carefully apply it over your eyebrows. Do this twice a day and wipe off with a cotton ball dipped in water. Do this everyday and you’ll see results within 3 to 4 weeks.

b)      Apply almond oil in the same manner every alternate day for better results

Thicker eyebrows through makeup

a)      Use a thin eye shadow brush for this. Take this and use a black or brown eye shadow. Apply it in a thin layer over the eyebrows. Wipe of uneven sides to have a thick eyebrow look in no time.

Having well defined eyebrows also depends on how you shape it. Always choose a style or shape for the eyebrows which is best suited for your face. Use tweezers or facial waxing strips to do your eyebrows. You can also go to a parlor and get your eyebrows threaded once or twice a month to get a professionally well shaped eyebrow look. Now that you know all this, you can easily try out any of these methods to get the desired thick eyebrow look.

Causes of Excessive Eye Watering

Friday, October 19th, 2012

cure eye watering, eye care,Many people might face the problem of watering eyes even when there are no emotional reasons causing them. There are many factors which might cause watering eyes. The most common thing which could be occurring is that your eyes might be irritated due to some kind of external stimuli like dirt and grime. But sometimes, watering eyes could be caused due to some medical conditions as well.

Medical Conditions Which Might Cause Watering Eyes

  • Conjunctivitis

Also known as pink eye, it’s sometimes caused due to bacteria and sometimes due to viruses. This is a common disease and it goes away by itself. To relieve the discomfort you can apply warm compressions on the affected eye.

  • Blepharitis

This is inflammation of the eye which causes tearing of the eye and even loss of eyelashes. It could be caused due to bacterial infections or even due to lice. Medical help should be taken by anyone who faces such problems.

  • Dacryocystitis

This condition is caused when there is an infection in the tear duct itself. There also could be any kind of obstruction in the nasolacrimal duct. The nasolacrimal duct allows tears to drain the nasal chamber. When this is obstructed, this problem could be caused.

If you see that you have watering in the eyes for more than two days and it’s not due to any kind of allergies, it could be caused due to any of the above 3 conditions. You should seek medical help and try and get some medication or tear drops to get rid of the problem as soon as possible, as some of the conditions might lead to something more severe too.

How To Get Thicker And Fuller Lashes

Friday, October 19th, 2012

eye lashes, care for eye lashesEyes are the most beautiful and highlighted feature of the face. We all want our eyes to be expressive and beautiful. If you want to have thicker and longer eyelashes, there are a few things you can try at home. You can also try doing this with makeup.

Here Are Some Natural Remedies For Thicker And Fuller Eyelashes

  • Use almond oil on the eyelashes an hour before taking a bath daily. This tends to make the eyelashes longer over time.
  • You could also try using castor oil. This increases hair growth. Use a paintbrush and apply a layer of castor oil over the eyelashes. Keep it on for an hour or so, or overnight if possible. Wipe off with a cotton ball dipped in water.

Thicker Eyelashes Through Makeup

  • You could also try using some makeup tricks. To make eyes look fuller, first make a thin line over the eyelash line over the eyes with eyeliner. Fill in the end corner of the eye with kohl.
  • Then take an eyelash curler and curl your eyelashes well.
  • Use mascara and apply the first coat. Let it dry, gently use the eyelash curler again and put a second coat.

This is the best and fastest way to get thicker and fuller lashes. Use the home made remedies and the makeup technique for beautiful eyelashes.

Why is my eye sight blurry?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

eye sight problem, cure blurry eye sightEvery person in their life is bound to fact the problem of blurry eye sight sooner or later but the causes may be different. Most of the times the person himself is responsible for the blurry eye sight but there are times the person may not have any fault at hall. Since you will not know the proper reason why you are having such an eye sight you may well consult a doctor. Following are some of the many reasons why people face the problem of blurry eye sight:

  • First of all many people have the habit of not wearing glasses and this mainly happens due to the sheer ignorance of not going to the doctor to get their eyes checked.
  • Secondly consumption of alcohol on a daily basis often results in blurred vision. Taking too much of illegal drugs is another reason why you may have the problem of blurred vision.
  • A person having high blood pressure can get a blurry vision. In such cases it is better to consult a doctor first before going to the optician.
  • Viral infection or severe cold can also result in blurry vision. If you are having an allergy of some kind there are chances that you will get a blurred vision as it is one of the most common symptoms of allergy.
  • Occasional migraine or severe sinus problems also have an effect on a person’s eye sight and normally it results in blurred vision.

 

How does stress affect your vision

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

vision, mental stressIt is quite normal for everyone to be in stress but the thing is you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. There are many bad effects of stress and one of them is it affects the vision of your eye. You may be a person with a low tolerance level but that does not mean you will let it affect your body and that too the eye. There can be many reasons of stress and there are times when you get really annoyed. This is where you go wrong. Yes it is difficult to relax at the heat of the moment but if it is tried for some time then the results will be positive.

Effects of stress on your vision

You may have various questions as to how stress can affect your vision. Well here are some of the points that are discussed below:

Ø   The first of a defect in your vision due to stress will be headache. This is the most common symptom that people have and if it continues for a prolonged period then it is possible that you might have a sinus problem too.

Ø   Another point where stress can affect your vision is the eye muscle. They get to get taut when there is too much of stress on you. You may not get direct effect but gradually there will be eye sight problems and that can be a long term effect.

Since your eyes are your prized possessions it is important that you take care of them in any possible way because if you lose them the suffering will be unbearable.

Special eye care during conjunctivitis

Friday, September 28th, 2012

eye care tips, conjunctivitisConjunctivitis is a common eye infection in which the eye tends to get red along with swelling in the eye lid. There are certain things which you can do which in turn can help you take care of the condition and help you steer clear of conjunctivitis in the future as well. Pink eye is another common term which is used for conjunctivitis. Mostly it has been seen that this condition affects the sclera, which is the white area of the eye.

What causes conjunctivitis?

  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Pollen and dust
  • Using contact lenses for extended periods of time without cleaning them properly
  • Since conjunctivitis is a communicable disease you can also get it from a person who has this disease

When pink eye contagious?

When conjunctivitis is caused due to bacteria and virus it could be contagious. But if conjunctivitis is caused due to an allergy then it’s not a contagious case.

How to take care of your eye during conjunctivitis

  • Put hot and cold compresses on the affected eye
  • Wash your eyes with clean water at least 6 times a day.
  • Disinfect common items around the household which you touch daily. This could help the condition to be in control and other members of the family can be saved.

Keep these few things in mind when you have pink eye disease. A hygienic and clean lifestyle can help you steer clear of many common diseases along with conjunctivitis. You can also take some special eye drops to get rid of the disease.

Causes and Cure Of Under Eye Puffiness

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

eye care, natural eye careOur face has the most sensitive skin. Taking care of every part of the face is important to keep it looking fresh and healthy at all times. A fresh and pretty face can help one feel confident. One very common problem which people face with the passage of time is under eye puffiness which is also called under eye bags.

Causes of under eye bags

This is a commonly occurring problem which occurs with advancement in age. Stress is a major factor along with drug abuse and smoking. Sometimes this happens naturally as the skin around the eyes tends to get loose and that’s why they tend to swell up or droop down. Sometimes a medical side effect could also cause this in which case you should check in with your doctor.

Some natural ways to treat puffy eyes:

i. Take a ball of cotton and dip it in milk. Place these on your eyes and then keep it on for 10 minutes
ii. You could also cut a slice of raw potato or cucumber and place it in the fridge. Take the cold slices and place them over your eyes for instant relief. Do this thrice a week for best results.
iii. Freeze metal spoons overnight and place them on your eyes in the morning to get rid of swelling and puffiness instantly.

These home remedies are extremely beneficial and you almost don’t have to spend any money for these treatments. They are way better than cosmetic treatments. They also are safer and leave behind no side effects whatsoever.

How To Grow Thick Eye Lashes

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Eye Lashes,  Eye Lashes careThere is something very appealing about thick long eyelashes. They can really change the look of a face and give the eyes a more defined look. There are many cosmetics in the market like eyelash curlers and lash mascaras which promise to make your eyelashes look longer and thicker. But using too much cosmetics isn’t good especially when you use eye makeup. It is always advised that if you do use makeup, you should always take it off before you sleep. That’s why you should rely on natural ingredients for better skin, hair and overall beauty.

Tips for getting thick eyelashes

What do you need?

  • Pure olive oil
  • 100% EV castor oil
  • Vaseline
  • Paintbrush
  • Cotton balls
  • Water

Method of application

Take a few drops of castor oil and olive oil and mix them in a bowl. Take the paint brush and dip it in the oil. Evenly spread it over your eyelid on the lash line with the paintbrush. The paintbrush should be clean and free of any other substance like water or paint. Keep it on for half an hour, more if possible. Just make sure that it doesn’t go into your eyes. If it does, wash it off with tap water carefully. After keeping it on the eyes for the given time period, wipe it off with a cotton ball dipped in water. Apply Vaseline carefully and leave it like that. You should do this daily before going to bed and you will see good results within 2 weeks time.