Stop! Time to be nice to the organ that helps us perceive the whole world! Let’s give our vision the rejuvenation it needs!
Eye care – Tips 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.
When we talk about vision improvement, we mean relaxation and efficient use of eyes. Faulty vision always means that there is tension and stress in the eyes due to some wrong approach. If your eyes are tense, then the whole body is tense.
There are six eye muscles around the eyes, and due to tension in them, the soft part around the eyes changes its shape. It can lead to short sightedness among youngsters in many cases. Also, if you are a middle-aged far sighted person, it could be a consequence of working in front of the monitor for long hours. Mostly we do not give regeneration time for the eyes.
If your eyes are fixed for a long time in the same distance, they create tension in the muscles. You should stretch your eyes. With stretching, the blood circulation is enhanced and also the waste products are carried out of the muscles.
Osho has suggested some meditation techniques that will rejuvenate the eyes and it will reduce your dependence on medicines.
Accupressure: Press your eyes on the lower pupil. Now look up and move your eyes in a semi circle. Stretch your eye muscles and at the same time apply pressure on your eye balls. This way you stimulate blood circulation. Afterwards, rub your hands and cover your eye balls with your palms.
How dark is it? Then, visualize something black and see the change in your darkness. The moment you visualize something black, the darkness becomes darker and intense. It is a sign that your eyes have become more relaxed.
Tap the eyelids: You can do this exercise in pairs. Tap the lids of your eyes with your finger. One person lies down and the other taps him/her on the eyelids. You can also do it for yourself. This exercise is very refreshing. Tap around the eyes on the bone ridge, starting from the forehead, then under the eyes, and then on the lids. Do it for 20 minutes.
Unfocused Vision: Normally when you look at people, you focus on them directly. This involves only one part of the eye. But there is a bigger part of the eyes which is responsible for peripheral vision. In this technique as you look, along with focus, you also become aware of the periphery.
Jump on the trampoline: Jumping on a trampoline for 2-3 minutes also helps improve eyesight. When you go up, look far away and when you come down, look near. This way, you stimulate blood circulation, you breathe deeper and your body gets more oxygen. This exercise works wonders with the eyesight.
Fighting the dark circles!
"The common advice given is to cool and relax one's eyes with slices of cucumber placed over eyelids". A few drops of coconut oil massaged around the eyes helps get rid of dark spots.
When one does not have time for face packs, using an under eye concealer is the best option. A solution of Glycerine and lemon juice applied around the eyes removes dark circles. Also, cotton pads soaked in cold milk and placed around the eyes cools the eyes.
A mixture of safforn and honey applied around the eyes can do good. It is believed washing ones face every night with rosewater refreshes the eye. 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 keeping ice cubes on them.
Most people tend to dose off while reading. However, those who wear contact lenses must ensure that they take them off before sleeping as this could lead to puffy eyes.
Eat Healthy: Green leafy vegetables are a must. Carrot is good for 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 your makeup before you retire to bed.
Finally sleep: It is important to get eight hours of sleep. You will feel revitalized and this will reflect in your eyes.