Remedy for Dry Eyes

Get Rid of Puffy Eyes With These Tips

One of the biggest beauty issues is waking up with puffy eyes, especially when you have a big day planned. A variety of factors contribute to puffy eyes including excessive stress, crying, sinus issues, dieting, sleep problems, allergies, weather changes, hormonal changes, dermatitis, and genetics. The good news is there are some simple and nature tricks for solving this problem.

  1. Water

Staying well-hydrated is one of the easiest ways to ward off puffy eyes. When you drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily, you’re less likely to retain water and experience swelling under your eyes or anywhere else on your body. Try avoiding caffeine, as well as other dehydrating carbonating beverages.

  1. Cold Spoons

This surprisingly effectively home remedy is also very simple. Your blood vessels will relax the same time the skin around your eyes tighten. All you have to do is chill five or six spoons for around ten or fifteen minutes. Hold spoons so the rounded part is on your eye until it becomes warm, and then change it out.

  1. Tea Bags

The tea can be green or black, it doesn’t matter because both will work for puffy eyes. The tea also works for inflammation and redness, as well. Soak two tea bags in hot water, and then let them cool. Place the tea bags over your eyes, lie down, and then place a cloth over your eyes. Stay this way for at least fifteen minutes. Repeat this routine several times daily until puffiness is gone.

  1. Cucumbers

In addition to tightening the skin around the eyes to remove puffiness and wrinkles, cucumbers also eliminate dark circles. Make thick cuts, chill slices for ten minutes, place on eyes for ten minutes (or until they’ve warmed), and then repeat this routine several times until puffiness is gone.

  1. Egg Whites

In addition to getting rid of puffiness, egg whites also help eliminate wrinkles. All you have to do is separate the yolks from the whites, whip the whites until they are stiff, and add a couple of drops of witch hazel astringent. Apply the mixture underneath the eye using a soft cloth and allow it to dry. Leave the mixture on for at least fifteen minutes. Repeat this routine once per day for several days until puffiness is gone.

  1. Potatoes

Potatoes have the same healing properties as cucumbers, including getting rid of dark circles. Use a medium sized potato, peel it, wash it, grate it up, place the gratings into a clean cloth, tie it up, and place the cloth over your eyes for at least five minutes. Repeat the routine several times daily until puffiness is gone.

  1. Cold Water

Just like drinking water, splashing water will help your puffy eyes. Splash water on your eyes several times daily until puffiness is gone. This will lessen swelling and constrict blood vessels. If this is too irritating, holding bags of ice on your eyes is just as effective.

  1. Salt Water

Salt mixed with hot water effectively reduces puffiness and swelling. Mix four cups of hot water with half a teaspoon of salt. Place cotton balls into the mixture and then place them on to your eyes for a couple of minutes.

  1. Strawberries

There are alpha-hydroxy acids in strawberries that help reduce swelling and puffiness. Chill strawberries for at least a half hour, cut off the tops, cut the strawberries into thick slices, place slices under eyes, and lie down for several minutes.

  1. Aloe Vera

In addition to being a wrinkle reducer, aloe vera is also great for reducing puffiness. By applying aloe vera around your eyes, you’re flushing out unwanted fluids and improving blood circulation. This will help reduce puffiness and swelling.

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Home Remedies and Lifestyles for Dry Eyes

For those who have experienced dry eye symptoms on an occasional basis, this condition could be managed through frequent eyelid washing or use of over-the-counter eye drops.

Addition of Tears with Over-the-Counter Eye Drops

Over-the-counter artificial tear eye drops will resolve mild cases of dry eye. Ask your eye doctor who drops could be the best option for you due to the sheer variety of choices of artificial tears available. Here are some ideas to help you with the selection process:

Non-preservative vs. Preservative Drops:

To prolong the shelf life of some eye drops, manufacturers are added. This type of eye drop can be used up to four times daily. When used more than four times, irritation can result. Non-preservative eye drops are packaged in single-use vials under most circumstances. The vial must be thrown away immediately after use. For those who need to use eye drops more frequently than four times daily, non-preservative eye drops are a safe option.

Ointments vs. Drops:

A lubricating ointment for the eye provides a coating that offers relief that will last a longer period for dry eyes. However, ointments are thick and could cause vision to become clouded. Due to this fact, it is recommended that ointments be used before bedtime. Use of eye drops can be used anytime during the day without causing cloudiness and will not cause interference with vision.

The number of times eye drops are needed per day are solely dependent on the severity of your symptoms. There are some patients who need to add eye drops to relieve dry eye symptoms once hourly, whereas others only need to use their drops once daily.

Controlling Inflammation by Washing Eyelids

For those with blepharitis, as well as other conditions that could cause the eyelids to become inflamed because the flow of oil to the eye is blocked, washing the eyelid frequently could be helpful. Here are some eyelid washing tips:

A warm washcloth should be applied to your eyes first. Begin by wetting a clean cloth using warm water. For five minutes, hold the cloth in your eyes. When the cloth becomes cool, re-wet it with warm water again. Loosen any debris on your eyelids by gently rubbing the washcloth over your eyes.

Only mild soap should be used on your eyelids. If your doctor hasn’t recommended soap for your eyelids, baby shampoo is a good option. Close your eye and use a clean fingertip to massage gently soap onto the eyelids where the base of your eyelashes are. Then, completely rinse away the soap.

It may be recommended by your doctor to complete the routine on a daily basis, even if your dry eye symptoms have gone away. They may tell you that stopping this method could result in your dry eye symptoms returning.