To rest the eyes, lift them occasionally from close
work and look into the distance.
Give rest to your tired eyes by applying two thin slices of cucumber as
cool compress and relax as you do so.
Splash cold water occasionally to eyes to relax them and bring back
the sparkle to tired eyes.
Prevent the glare of light which has a fatiguing effect on the eyes.
Light fixtures in the bedroom should reflect light upwards as well as
outwards and not direct on the eyes.
Dip gauze. pads in light tea and keep on the tired eye for 15 minutes.
To fade away -dark circles below the eyes, make paste of three almond
kernels and milk. Apply this paste: and leave till it dries.
When applying cream or make up around the eyes use the ring finger (as
it exerts less pressure).
Dark shadows and tiny lines under the eyes can be disguised by applying a
light coloured foundation under them and smoothening them.
To remove puffiness under the eyes, use raw potato paste sandwiched
between two thin pieces, of (for each eye) and keep on the eyes for 20
If your eyes are on the smaller side, open the using
subtle grey, beige or brown shades of shadow, using a darker shade on
the crease of the lid.
Apply a pale shade of eye shadow on the lid and deeper shade below the
brow for deepest eyes.
When applying mascara, brush with an outward sweep to
the underside of the top lashes and allow it to dry before giving a
second coat. After this, use a small comb or a small brush to separate
Remove mascara from the eyes by rubbing a little moisturizer on the
lashes or by dipping a bit of cotton wool in hot water and wiping them.
Or place a roll of cotton wool under the top lashes and wipe from above
with another piece of damp cotton wool.
If your brows are thick, pluck hair from inner
corners with a pair of clean tweezers and pluck from the middle to make
an upward arch and let the brow end in a thin line.
Before you start plucking the hair from the brows, draw the sort of
eyebrows you have in mind with an eyebrow pencil and pluck from beneath.
When tweezing hair from the eyebrow, pull in the direction of the hair
growth with a quick flick of the hand.
Never pluck from above the brow or the re-growth will give a greenish
For a long face, give the brows a shape by extending
them past the outer corners of the eyes to give the illusion of width.
For a square face, pluck above the inner eye-corners curving gently
For a round face pluck hair giving a straightest arch.
If the eyes are deepest, pluck the hair from under the brows to give
the illusion of large eyes.
Simple everyday eye exercises
After every hour before a computer screen, close your
eyes gently for 30 seconds to relax them.
Yoga experts recommend you to rotate your eyes often
to relax muscles. Move your eyeballs from extreme left corner to the
Hold a pencil at arm’s length and slowly bring it
towards your nose, keeping eyes focused at all times. This helps prevent
When to see a doctor
If you have persisting headaches see a doctor and
well light your work area and correct your reading/writing posture. · If
you have sties often, they may indicate refractive error.
If you squint every time you read a book or watch
If you have dryness of the eyes, check out if it’s
due to antihistamines, decongestants, diuretics, muscle relaxants,
tranquilizers that you may have taken.
If you plan to take oral contraceptives they may
decrease tolerance of the eye.
Even if you have no complaints it’s important to see a
doctor and have a routine eye check up.
Don’ts of eye care
Don’t wear contact lenses for extended periods of
time or overnight as this leads to complication.
Don’t rub eyes frequently as this can cause an eye
infection as few of us bother to wash our hands before touching our
When you splash water do not do this furiously
believing doing this will take away tiredness instead wash gently as
splashing may hurtle the smallest dust particles or an allergen which
may minutely damage the cornea.
Use disposable tissues instead of handkerchiefs to
wipe eyes, as they are more hygienic.
Don’t sit near than 15 feet from the television and
keep your book at least two feet away for stronger eye muscles.
Use cream based eye makeup as powdery eye shadows can
enter eyes and, cause irritation. Be very gentle in case you wear
Avoid using aerosol products like hairspray if you
Don’t use your mascara for more than a year.