Your eyes are your body’s silent messengers. Your eyes tell the world when you are sad, happy, tired, or confused.
Therefore, it’s very important we take proper care of our eyes. However, this task can be especially difficult for those who already have sensitive eyes.
If you experience irritation in your eyes on a regular basis, then you need to make sure you are giving your eyes special attention. However, even if you don’t experience regular irritation, you still should make sure you are practicing good eye care.
Read on to learn the top 5 tips to take care of your eyes.
1. Be Mindful When Applying Makeup
Eye makeup can be extremely aggravating for your eyes.
Be mindful when applying makeup by:
- Cleaning your brushes on a regular basis
- Avoiding putting liner on your inner eye
- Sticking to creamy shadows instead of powdery ones
- Using primer especially made for the eye area
- Cleaning your hands thoroughly before applying makeup
- Changing your product frequently
2. Proper Eyewear
Many people attempt to shield their skin properly from the sun, but often forget that shielding their eyes is necessary as well.
Especially if your eyes are already sensitive, make sure you always use sunglasses on sunny days.
Also, if you have vision problems, and are a huge fan of contacts, there are a lot of options available like the fortnightly & monthly lenses as well as daily lenses for extremely sensitive eyes.
3. Adequate Rest
We’re all guilty of it: Laying in bed, glued to our phone for a couple hours before going to sleep.
This is a bad habit not only for your sleep cycle, but for your eyes as well.
First of all, when you don’t get adequate sleep, you’ll start to suffer from eye fatigue and wind up with dark circles under your eyes as well as more sensitive eyes.
And, staring at a screen before you go to bed can actually damage your retina and even lead to transient smartphone blindness.
Try to make a habit of putting your phone down an hour before bed.
4. Eye Focus
Typically, there are two situations in which improper eye focus causes damage and sensitivity to eyes.
The first one is while ready. While reading a book on your subway commute to work may seem like a good idea, it’s actually damaging your eyes, as reading in any moving vehicle will cause words to go out of focus.
When words are out of focus, your eyes will continuously need to adjust, therefore tiring your eye muscles. So, try to stick to stationary places when reading.
Also, of your work involves spending the majority of your day staring at a computer screen, then make sure you follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break to look away from your computer.
5. Take Proper Care When Eyes are Irritated
If you are experiencing some eye irritation, it’s important to never rub your eyes.
Instead, to soothe sensitive eyes, apply cucumbers. Cucumbers are a natural astringent and their cooling properties can help relieve tired, sensitive eyes. If you don’t have a cucumber on hand, an ice pack works just as well.