How to get attractive eyes (naturally at home!)

The eyes are the first thing we usually notice about a person. Often called the ‘windows to the soul,’ everyone wants beautiful eyes. In fact, for some people, compliments on the eyes are the best way to make their day. 

Beautiful eyes don’t just mean a specific eye shape. Bright and healthy-looking eyes look like they are sparkling and are very attractive. Unfortunately, many things like the UV rays of the sun, an irregular sleep cycle, and a lack of moisturization can make your eyes look sunken and lifeless.

 

Worry not! There are numerous natural ways to heal your eyes and also make them healthy and attractive. So let’s get started with the easiest part, the eye exercises. The exercises will be followed by food, natural DIYs, and easy but essential tips for eye care.

 

Eye exercises

Eye exercises

A few minutes of exercising your eye can go a long way. Exercising your eyes makes them look alert and bright by activating the muscles around the eyes and preventing wrinkling.

 

Exercise 1

The first exercise is an eye massage that improves blood circulation around your eyes. Improved blood flow increases the supply of oxygen to your eyes and helps prevent dark circles.

 

  • With your middle and index fingers, gently tap around the areas of your eyes in a circle.
  • Begin tapping towards your eyebrow area first. Then move down to the part just above your cheekbone and proceed to the bridge of your nose. 
  • Repeat these motions thrice
  • Now with your middle fingers, gently press under your brow bones, right where your eyebrows start.
  • Again with your middle fingers, press on the spot right above the bridge of your nose. This part is very close to your tear ducts.
  • Massage your temples (the sides of your forehead) with gentle pressure.
  • Rest your eyes for a few minutes after this massage.

 

Exercise 2

This exercise makes you move your pupils in every direction. As a result, your eyelids also get exercised, and strain is released. You also get rid of droopy eyelids if you practice this exercise 2 to 3 times a week.

 

  • Look directly ahead of you or on the floor and focus on a spot.
  • Move your pupils and trace an imaginary figure of 8 for 30 seconds.
  • Switch directions after 30 seconds and repeat.
  • Rest your eyes for a few minutes after this exercise.

 

Exercises are great for your body and your eyes. But to get the full benefits of exercising, a good diet is necessary. We have listed a few food items that are rich in the nutrients necessary for your eyes. Some of these might be your favorites too! Moreover, they are widely available and taste great.

 

6 Food beneficial for your eyes

Food beneficial for your eyes

1. Carrots:

Everyone knows carrots are good for your eyes, but why? Carrots contain much-needed vitamin A and beta carotene that protect the surface of your eyes and prevent dryness and inflammation.

 

2. Dairy Products:

Dairy products, especially milk and yogurt, are rich in zinc and vitamin A. Zinc is essential to the production of melanin which protects the cornea of your eye.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in this world. A study by Dr. Mitchell’s group surveyed 3,654 people for 15 years. When they looked at the rates of AMD in the group, those people who consumed more dairy had less incidence of AMD than the others.

 

3. Salmon Fish:

Salmons, primarily wild ones, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help prevent dryness and also contribute to the development of the retina.

 

4. Eggs:

Eggs

Lutein and zeaxanthin are not produced in the body. However, they are vital in the prevention of AMD and night blindness. Egg yolks are an excellent source for these. Egg yolks also contain vitamin A and zinc, essential nutrients for your eyes. Versatile and easy to cook, you can incorporate eggs into your meals quickly.

 

5. Almonds:

Almonds

Almonds are quite-loved dry fruits. They contain vitamin E, the key protector against uncontrolled free-moving cells that damage the healthy tissues. Almonds are great as a snack when dry. You can also soak them and include them in your recipes.

 

6. Orange:

Citrus fruits, especially oranges, are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C also protects your eyes against uncontrollable cells. They are also essential in the formation of collagen. Collagen is the protein that gives structure to your eyes and prevents wrinkles from forming. You can eat oranges as evening snacks, incorporate them in breakfast or make a fruit salad.

Everything until now has been about prevention, but now we will continue to the healing part. Eyes are easy to damage, and everyone struggles with some issue or the other. Luckily, we have curated a list of natural remedies for all your eye-related woes.

 

Natural eye care at home

Natural eye care at home

Beautify the skin around your eyes  

  • Whip one or two egg whites and apply them around the skin of your eyes. 
  • Leave them on for 15 minutes and wash. 
  • Pat dry with a soft towel. 

This egg white mask tightens the skin around your eyes and makes it look healthy.

 

Inflammation and dark circles

  • Cotton pad:
    • Dip a cotton pad in cold water and place it on your eyes. 
    • Dip it in cold water again if the water becomes warm. 
    • Repeat this process a few times. 
    • You can also do this with rose water instead of regular water.

 

  • Cucumber
    • Cut two slices of cucumber
    • Leave it on your eyes for 10 minutes.
    • Wash your eyes and pat dry.

 

Puffiness

  • Potato
    • Cut two slices of potato and put them on your eyes. 
    • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. 
    • Wash your face and pat dry. 
    • You can also apply potato juice by mashing potatoes on your eyes instead of potato slices.

 

  • Ice compress 
    • Put a few ice cubes in a soft piece of fabric.
    • Fold it and make a compress. 
    • Press this compress on your eyes gently for 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Wash your eyes and pat dry.

 

Sunken eyes

  1. Honey and almond oil
    • Mix one teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of almond oil.
    • Apply it under your eyes like a mask. 
    • Leave it overnight. 
    • Wash with cold water and pat dry in the morning.

 

Basic eye-care tips 

  • Sleep for at least 7 to 9 hours every day
  • Wash your eyes with cold water 2-3 times a day
  • Work in a well-lit area to avoid eye strain
  • Take a break from your screen every 20-30 minutes
  • Drink enough water to keep your eyes hydrated
  • If you have dry eyes consult your eye doctor and get some eye drops
  • Wear sunglasses when you go out to protect your eyes from UV rays.
  • You can get customized computer glasses if you work on a screen a lot.
  • Don’t rub your eyes because it can damage your eyes and make them puffy.

 

The eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of our body and are damaged easily. We must take proper care of our eyes because healthy eyes are attractive eyes. Your eyes work for you all day, so remember to give them a few minutes of love every day, and you will be rewarded with beautiful eyes that catch everyone’s attention.

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