Like the skin and hair, the eyes tell a great deal about the state of your health, your habits and
lifestyle. Illness, nutritional deficiencies, lack of sleep, anxiety and stress can all be reflected by
state of your eyes which at the time of despair look dull, tired and strained.
Eye care has increased in importance and relevance in modem times. Progress has certainly taken
its toll. Never before have we put the eyes to as much strain as we do now, has focusing on
television and computer screened, on intense reading or pouring over figures.
During the ancient times, the eyes were used in occupations that actually exercised them and kept
them healthy. The farmer, hunter, fisherman, used a variety of natural eye movements, focusing
We hardly exercise the muscles of the eyes. And, this kind of eye strain begins at an early age.
With immobility, the eye muscles are tired and tense. With time, they get distorted and cramped.
Unless we consciously exercise them and help them to relax, they cannot perform well, stay
healthy, or look beautiful.
Take a few minutes off from close eye-work to exercise your eyes.
Cup your palms over closed eyes, without touching them. Look into the blackness. This can
be very restful. Sit in a relaxed position. Move your eyes in a wide circular motion, first in
one direction and then the other. Move the eyes to the right and left and then up and
Hold your forefinger in front of your face. Keep looking at it and move your finger further
away from you. Then look past the finger as far as you can see and then back to your
finger. Slowly bring your finger back. Repeat this 3 or 4 times.
Whenever you are out of doors, consciously look at the trees and plants. The green colour
is soothing to the eyes. No wonder, nature has been so generous with green.
Useful tips which makes your eyes beautiful
Always wash your eyes with cold water and never with hot water. Whenever you are required to
go out in the sun use good quality sun-glasses Don't compromise on it, for inferior glass of the
goggles might harm your eyes. Never gaze towards the sun or towards a powerful source of light.
Use eye-make up very sparingly, for its excessive use damages the skin around eye. Also,
remember never to use chemical eye-make-up-remover because it reacts adversely on the skin.
Instead, use the following mixture which is not only good for the skin but also for the eyes as well.
Take 2 teaspoonfuls of almond oil and one teaspoonful of castor oil and remove the make up
gently with the help of cotton