It’s unfortunate that most of us don’t take care of our eyes as we take care of our other parts, especially from the beauty point of view. At the most, women apply makeup to make eyes look stunning. But there are some basic health habits we need to inculcate in us so as to make our eyes look fresh and young always.
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Do you know that eyes reflect your age – either correctly or wrongly? They do that wrongly sometimes when you have dark circles, eye bags, overhanging upper eyelids etc. that make you look older than you actually are and you have to undergo an eyelid surgery by an expert surgeon like Dr Naveen Somia.
So, don’t you think that you should include an eye healthcare routine in your daily beauty routine, just as you do skincare routine, dental care or overall body care? You should! Here are a few tips with which you can make your eyes look youthful for longer.
1. Eat an Eye-friendly Diet
When you eat healthy, the health reflects in your eyes too in the form of flawless vision and sparkle. Let your diet be eye-friendly, i.e. it should be rich in zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, C and E, and lutein that will keep your eyes away from age-related vision problems.
Foods like leafy green vegetables, nuts, eggs, tuna, salmon and other oily fish and citrus fruits will not only keep your vision in a top shape, but also make the skin around your eyes healthy and keep it away from losing its elasticity and the eventual droopy and sagging eyelids, puffy under-eye bags and dark circles.
2. Quit Smoking
Smoking not only causes cancer but also makes your eyes look dull and tired by damaging the optic nerve and speeding up macular degeneration, making your look aged. Also it can lead to cataract.
3. Protect Eyes with Sunglasses
If you need to spend a lot of time in the sun, you should take care not only of your skin but also of your eyes by protecting them with sunglasses. The sun’s UV rays not only affect your skin but your eyes as well, increasing chances of cataract and macular degeneration.
While choosing sunglasses, you should give more importance to function than to style and design. Make sure you buy sunglasses that offers 99% to 100% blockage of UVA and UVB rays. You can even choose wraparound lenses that can protect your eyes from sides.
Also make sure to protect your eyes from glare. Wear sunglasses having an anti-glare film or fitted with polarised lenses.
If you wear contact lenses, you should protect your eyes since sunlight can directly fall on your eyes and damage them. This makes using sunglasses even more important.
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4. Use Protective Eye Gear
If you play sports regularly, either professionally or recreationally, you should protect your eyes from dangerous airborne materials with protective eye gear like safety glasses or protective goggles.
5. Avoid Staring at Electronic Screens Continuously
It’s unfortunate that today we have to stare at the screens of computers, tablets or cell phones almost continuously. This not only strains our eyes but also cause problems, like blurry vision, dry eyes and constant headaches.
You can take some preventive measures so as to protect your eyes from this strain. Make sure you have an up-to-date prescription of your glasses or contact lenses. The screen’s glare tends to irritate your eyes; so, make sure your wear glasses that will protect your eyes from glare.
Rest your eyes every few minutes and take breaks of 15 minutes every two hours. This will give them the much-desired rest and avoid strain. Keep blinking your eyes to keep away from dry eyes.
In conditions like droopy eyelids or under-eye bags, you can take help of someone like Dr Naveen Somia. Dr Naveen Somia offers eye lift surgery Sydney and will definitely give you the best surgery results.
But if you take care of your eyes with the abovementioned tips, your eyes will always look young and fresh!