Natural Beauty Care Guide

Natural remedies for Eye Problems

Black Eyes

Apply an ice pack or a cold compress for 15 minutes once each hour for 4 or 5 hours.

Bloodshot Eyes

Capillary weakness resulting from deficiencies of vitamin c and bioflavonoid may be responsible for redness that does not clear with natural eye drops and baths. If the problem continues after dietary supplementation of vitamin c and bioflavonoid daily, consult your physician-allergies or conjunctivitis might be the cause.

Droppy Eyelids

For immediate, temporary relief, chill 2 teaspoons in ice water and place them over your closed eyelids.

If weakened muscles are the cause, increase your dietary protein and add supplements of vitamin C, bioflavonoid, and vitamin E. Then strengthen the miniature muscles with exercise. Several times daily, cup your palms over your eyes and stretch the eyelids upward and outward for 10 seconds. Or, squeeze your eyes tightly shut; slowly relax the squeeze and lift your eyebrows, stretching the lids upward as far as possible without opening your eyes. Relax and repeat 5 times. Lids swollen from fluid accumulation may respond to chamomile compress for 15 minutes.

Dark Circles

Dark circles are caused by lack of sleep, fatigue, genetics, poor circulation of blood, or illness. You can read preventive methods and Under Eye Remedies to get rid off dark circles.

DRY EYES

Inadequate nutrition or lack of humidity in desert-dry air or overheated rooms may instigate itching and burning not caused by allergy or eyestrain. An improved diet with daily supplements of 300 milligrams of Omega-3, plus frequently misted house plants or a humidifier, help moisturize eyes as well as skin. More often, dry eyes result from failure to blink as often as we should to keep our eyes lubricated. To remedy the problem, take a 10-second "break" of rapid blinking while changing focus from near to far during close work, deliberately blink at the end of each line of reading material, and use natural eye drops or washes every day.

© Copyright Natural Beauty Care Guide 2006 - 2009