Posts Tagged ‘skincare for eyes’

Organic Eye Cream: Preventing Eyestrain

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Eyestrain causes a dull aching sensation around and behind the eyes that can expand into a generalised headache. It may feel painful or difficult to focus the eyes. Eyestrain is commonly the result of overuse of the eyes or wearing improper lenses (wearing the wrong strength or improperly made glasses).

Tips for preventing eye strain:

Take a vitamin A supplement – read instructions on the label.

Take a Vitamin B complex supplement containing at least 100mg of each B vitamin. Use as directed on label.

Take eyebright in capsule or tea form or use a good natural eye cream containing eyebright.

If you have pain, lie down, close your eyes and place a cold compress on your eyes. Relax for 10 minutes changing the compress as required. The cold shrinks the swollen blood vessels and alleviates discomfort.

Take measures to avoid eyestrain. Vary your tasks so your eyes change focusing distances often. When doing close focus work for long periods take regular breaks where you just shut your eyes. Every 20 minutes or so look away from your work and focus on something else for a minute or two.

If you work with computers for long periods of time, take a 5 or 10 minute break every hour. Focus on distant objects as often s possible. Position the computer monitor to reduce glare from all light sources. Use a glare reduction filter.

Get sufficient sleep. Fatigue promotes eyestrain.

If pain is severe and comes on suddenly and especially if vision is disturbed or the pain is accompanied by nausea and vomiting seek professional help at once. This may be a sign of an acute glaucoma attack.

Natural Skincare: Perfect Eyes

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Rejuvenating Eye Cream for Perfect Eyes

Rejuvenating Eye Cream for Perfect Eyes

  1. Do not use heavy creams around the eyes, they can cause puffiness. Eye creams that have a light gel like consistency is preferable.
  2. Elevate your head when you sleep to encourage fluid to drain away from the eye area. Use a comfortable pillow.
  3. Cucumber slices can be placed over eyes to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.
  4. Avoid salty food, this causes fluid retention and can lead to puffy eyes.
  5. Do not rub or apply pressure to the eye area, this can cause the small capillaries in the area to burst causing dark circles.
  6. Eye creams that contain bilberry and eyebright help rebuild the delicate capillaries in the eye area. Look at Rejuvenating Eye Cream ingredients for more details.

Natural Eye Care – Calming Red and Bloodshot Eyes

Monday, October 19th, 2009

In our previous articles we’ve looked at anti aging eye care, and discussed natural & organic beauty approaches that can help.  In this posting we look at how you can tackle red and bloodshot eyes, also commenting on why on organic skin care may be a good choice for you.

Your eyes look red and bloodshot when the small blood vessels on the surface of the eye becomes inflamed and congested with blood, usually due to an insufficient supply of oxygen to the cornea or tissues covering the eyes.  This is usually due to eyestrain, fatigue, excessive alcohol consumption, capillary fragility, high blood pressure or the deficiency of one of the following vitamins: B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyroxidene) and the amino acids: hystidine, lysine or phenylalanine.  Once the body and eyes receive the nutrients it needs, the congestions in the blood vessels should disappear.

Tips to reduce bloodshot eyes

  • Take a Vitamin A supplement – read instructions on the label.
  • Take a Vitamin B complex supplement containing at least 100mg of each B vitamin. Use as directed on label.
  • Take a 1000 to 2500mg Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 3 times daily.
  • Use an eye cream containing bilberry as this is high in Vitamin A and also contains plant enzymes that strengthen the capillaries and veins in the eye.
  • Use only natural and organic beauty products around your eyes. Products with harsh chemical ingredients can irritate and injure the eyes. Mascaras, eyeliners and other eye makeup must be kept clean and changed regularly.
  • Never use a mascara that is opened for more than 3 months. If these were at all contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens, you could infect your eye. Regularly wash make-up brushes that you use around your eyes.

Follow these tips for brighter, healthier, younger-looking eyes.

Organic Apoteke offer a range of organic skin care products including anti aging organic eye cream with bilberry.