The gift of sight is precious, and it is up to us to maintain it in a proper way. Women especially need to take care of their eyes, since they apply eye makeup on a regular basis, besides being constantly exposed to dirt, dust, pollution, smoke. If we neglect our eyes and do not ensure proper cleaning, it can lead to problems with vision, headaches and dark circles.

Eye care involves taking care of various aspects of the eyes including vision, eyebrows, eyelashes and the skin around the eyes. Here are a few steps you can focus on to make sure your eyes remain perfect:

Clean and Clear

Every day we apply some form of eye makeup to adorn our eyes. Whether it’s a simple kajal, or heavy eye makeup such as eye shadow, mascara, eye liner and shimmer, it is extremely important to carefully remove any trace of these chemicals from the eyes.

The best and simplest way is to wash them with lukewarm water, or rosewater, by dipping a swab of cotton in it and wiping it off. You can also use special eye makeup remover gels available in the market, but do splash your eyes with water post cleansing, since sometimes the gel remains stuck to the eyelashes.

Once a week you can squeeze fresh cucumber juice for clearing your eyes.

Avoid Computer Overuse

Today nothing gets done without computers, so it is obvious that we spend most of our time glued to our laptops and tablets. However, too much exposure to computer and television screens can create havoc with our vision, since they tend to dry your eyes.

To avoid getting adversely affected, you should make sure you blink often to maintain moisture. You can also use moistening eye drops.

Also, every 20 minutes make it a point to look away from the screen for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can close your eyes and breathe deeply to refresh yourself.

Use an antiglare guard on your screen.

Banish Dark Circles

Dark circles can make you look tired and old beyond your years so it is important that you get rid of them for good.

While washing your face, wash the area around your eyes with water. Avoid using soap or harsh face washes as under eye skin is very delicate.

Use a good under eye gel or cream around the eyes, especially before you go to bed. Pat the skin lightly with your fingertips to stimulate blood circulation in the area.