Shakespeare said, “the eyes are the windows to your soul.” He was saying, more artistically, that your eyes give away a lot about you. When you look someone in the eye, you can learn a lot about them. Are there dark cycles? Maybe they work late hours and lose sleep. Is the skin around their eyes red and puffy? They could be crying a lot. When your eyes and the skin around them can tell people so much about you, you should want to do everything you can to make sure they are accenting your best features
Beyond the window into your life, your eyes give to others. Taking care of them is also crucial to your health. All of us rely on our eyesight to go about our daily lives. Blind people live healthy and fulfilling lives, but given the choice, we all would like to keep our eyesight. Taking small health decisions can lead to lasting eye health and stave off age-associated diseases in the eyes like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Throughout this discussion, we cover how you can keep your eyes healthy and protect the sensitive skin around them
Many ways to protect your eyes are self-explanatory. For example, you should always wear protective eye gear when working with heavy equipment, chemicals, or any activity with a high risk of flying debris. Many other ways our eyes are in danger are less noticed because they are a part of our everyday routine. Staring at devices like your phone, stress, and allergies can ruin how your eyes accentuate your look and cause health issues. Here are some general tips and athome remedies to keep your eyes looking and feeling healthy.
- Eat a vitamin enriched diet. Colorful fruits and vegetables like spinach, carrots, broccoli, and apples are all great for your eyes. Additionally, eat more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. These vitamins and nutrients will go a long way towards preventing any ageassociated eye diseases.
- Invest in a pair of good sunglasses. UVA and UVB rays can damage eyes. Your sunglasses serve a function purpose on top of completing your favorite look or style. You should find a pair that block 99% of the sun’s harmful rays.
- Don’t touch or rub your eyes often. Your eyes are highly suspectable to infections. Your hands are a host for thousands of bacteria and viruses. When you touch or rub your eyes, you are increasing the chance of infections. Always wash or sanitize your hands before going anywhere near your eyes. Better yet, try not to touch or rub them entirely.
- Know your family’s health history. Some eye diseases are genetic. Knowing what you are at a higher risk for could prepare your doctor to take more preventative measures. You also become more aware of how you treat your eyes when you know you are at higher risks for problems down the line.
Beyond the health of your eyes, you also want them to look cosmetically appealing. As we said, eyes tell your story, so you want to make sure they are telling people what you want. Most of the cosmetically related issues with the eyes are due to the sensitive skin that surrounds them. It can become irritated, red, swollen, dark, or wrinkled. This can detract from the beauty your eyes radiate to others. Luckily protecting the skin around the eyes is easy with some new habits and products. Below are tips and practices you should take to start caring for the skin around your eyes.
- Find a good eye cream. The skin around your eyes is unlike any other skin on your body. It lacks oil glands and its significantly thinner. As such it suffers from drying out frequently. A quality eye cream is crucial for ensuring the area stays well moisturized.
- For red irritation and puffiness use products with vitamin k or caffeine. These ingredients constrict blood vessels and promote better circulation.
- Treat dark circles with products like topical steroids or procedures like non-ablative laser treatments. These are caused eye strain, lack of sleep, and aging. Eye cream will help with dark circles as well.
- Lines and wrinkles are best dealt with using hyaluronic acid or retinol. Outside of these and eye creams, a Botox procedure is another common method for dealing with wrinkles.