Eye care, the easy way

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PAMPER YOUR EYES It goes a long way in ensuring they sparkle
PAMPER YOUR EYES It goes a long way in ensuring they sparkle

Here are some home remedies to rejuvenate your eyes

Be it pollution, stress or examination tension, you have enough reason to be worried about your appearance. After all, you don’t want to be called ‘Queen of dark circles’ or ‘Princess Puffy Eyes.’ Fortunately, there are simple remedies to treat your eyes. You don’t need to visit a cosmetologist or even a saloon. You can sit at home, relax in your easy chair and take care of your eyes.

“The common advice given is to cool and relax one’s eyes with slices of cucumber placed over the eyelids,” says Kim, a beautician. “A few drops of coconut oil massaged around the eyes helps get rid of dark spots,” she adds.

Dance trainer Mischa George hands out another easy tip. “When one doesn’t have the time for face packs, using an under-eye concealer is the best option, especially before a business meeting or an interview.” According to her colleague, Shilpa Kumar Dass: “A solution of glycerine and lemon juice applied around the eyes removes dark circles. Also, cotton pads soaked in cold milk and placed over the eyelids cool the eyes.”

“A mixture of saffron and honey applied over the eyes can do a world of good,” says Kim. She adds that tired eyes can be treated by washing the face with salt water solution. Whitening cream must also be used around the eyes on a regular basis.

It is believed that washing one’s face with rosewater each night refreshes the eyes. In order to remove puffiness from the eyelids and also for long eyelashes, a thin coat of castor oil can be applied before going to bed.

“Baggy or puffy eyes can be treated by placing ice cubes on them,” advices Karuna Rampal, a fashion designing student. Nutritionist Keerthana Suryaprakash points out: “Salt intake in one’s diet should be reduced considerably as salt can cause water retention which often results in puffy eyes.” Ophthalmologist Sonu Mathai says: “Most people tend to doze off, especially while studying. However, those who wear contact lenses must ensure that they take them off before sleeping as this could lead to puffy eyes.”

Home Science student, Dhruvika Singh suggests the inclusion of ‘amla’ in one’s diet as it is believed to brighten tired eyes. Those with persistent eye problems, however, must consult a doctor.


•Eat healthy Green leafy vegetables are a must. Carrot is good for the eyes. Ensure that your diet is rich in Vitamins A, B and C.

•Drink plenty of water Your system needs purification.

•Use user-friendly make up Make sure you remove this ‘mask’ before you retire to bed. You definitely don’t want to suffer from sore, burning eyes and allergies.

•Finally, sleep Sleep away your worries and fears. It’s important to get eight hours of sleep. You will feel revitalised and this will reflect in your sparkling eyes!





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