When eyes are working the whole day, they get tired and they need rest to relax and get rid of the strain. With the increasing usage of computers and TV, our eyes have to spend a lot of time in front of the screens that radiate rays that are harmful to our eyes and tire them. Our eyes are most valuable and precious organ of the body, and it is our responsibility to take care of our eyes daily with some effective home remedies.
Here are the 10 home remedies which will relax your eyes and help them get back in shape after a strenuous day at work with long hours.
1. Wash your eyes with cold water
Washing your eyes with cold water helps to keep your skin and tissues moist and subsides the inflammation in the eyes. Splash your eyes gently everyday after fixed intervals at work or at home and you will find your eyes recovering faster from fatigue and strain. Water is readily available at most places and can be used outdoors as well on a hot summer day. Splash your eyes to remove dirt and cleanse to make them less prone to infection.
2. Use cold milk dipped in cotton
Using cotton dipped in milk on the scalp and eyes, cools the eyes and absorbs the excess heat to relax the eyes.
3. Place cucumber strips on the eyes
Cucumber is one vegetable that is used for relaxing skin and eyes. Cut cucumber in circular pieces and place them on your closed eyes. This makes them moist and absorbs excess heat with its soothing properties, it rejuvenates your eyes. Cucumber’s significance as a cooling agent has made it a vital ingredient in beauty creams and skin care products.
4. The cold compress application
If your eyes are itching and bloodshot, this remedy is one of the most effective and the easiest. Take ice cold water and immerse it in a cloth. Spread the moist cloth on your face and let it stay, till the cloth gets warm. Repeat the process several times till your eyes feel better and itchiness goes providing a sense of relief.
5. Using a solution of boric acid
Add a small amount of boric acid in 2-3 cups of water. The water needs to be boiled first and then let it cool to add the boric acid solution. Wash your eyes with the solution for relief.
6. Apply cold strawberry on your eyelids
Store strawberry in refrigerator and then apply it on your eyelids. This helps the eyes to get rid of inflammation and it relaxes tired eyes. Strawberry is also used as a cooling and beauty agent in many extracts for healthy skin treatment.
7. Cold spoons below the eyes
One of the easiest ways to keep eyes relaxed is putting cold spoons below the eyes to get rid of the puffiness. The spoons should not be frozen and just cool enough to be applied beneath the eyes. This is a simple home remedy.
8. The Lavender oil treatment
Lavender oil is a key ingredient in many aromatic products and has a soothing sensation because of its cooling properties. Use lavender oil in water and dip it in cotton before putting it on your eyelids. It relaxes the eyelids from itchiness and inflammation as well.
9. Use tea bags on eyes
Use tea bags of your flavor and aroma and brew them to create the simplest and the most effective remedies for sore eyes. Use boiled water in a pot with tea bags and boil it. Remove the boiling water and let it reach room temperature before putting it to chill in the refrigerator. Once completely chilled, remove the tea bags and put them on your eye lids to treat sore eyes, inflammation, itchiness, dark circles and redness in eyes. The same treatment can be done with a piece of cloth dipped in chilled tea and then place it on eyelids for a similar result to let them relax.
10. Treat your eyes with rose water
Rose water is an age old recipe for treating eyes and skin with its cooling properties. Readily available in the market at any store, rose water is not a very expensive solution to sore eyes. Dip cotton balls in rose water and compress them before placing them on your eyelids. It prevents inflammation and itchiness and brings a cooling sensation to your eyes.