9 Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyes

The eyes are the window to your soul. While there is a great and never-ending debate as to who first said the iconic line – with answers as varied as Matthew, Shakespeare and Leonardo Da Vinci – it’s easy to forget the essential: Your eyes tell a lot more about you than you know, from how you feel to how healthy you are. More importantly, as eyes have always appeared through time and history as an essential feature of beauty, wisdom – the third eye – and even courage – facing danger with your eyes wide open – it’s crucial to look after this open window that can reveal so much about yourself.  Your eyes are your best assets, and they, therefore, deserve to be treated with care and respect.

Let your eyes shine

Show them at their best

When it comes to the core of your beauty routine, it’s likely that you want to emphasize your eyes through makeup. While there is a vast choice of makeup available, if you want to keep the window to your soul open and welcoming, you need to be smart when choosing your beauty gear. For long lashes that keep all eyes focused on yours, you need to use a makeup artist’s trick: Use two different mascaras, one for thickness and the other for length to make an unforgettable impact. Additionally, if you’re looking for the perfect eyeshadow shade, you need to pick something that makes your eyes pop. Choosing a shade based on your eye color can amplify its color and give more depth to the brownest of eyes.

Look after the fragile skin around them

The main issue, though, when you decide to give your eyes a makeup beauty treatment, is that by putting the focus on your eyes, you also emphasize on the thin lines that run around them. The skin around your eyes is very fragile, and consequently, it’s no wonder that most women are desperate to find the secret on how to get rid of eye wrinkles. Ultimately, while wrinkles are a sign of aging, they don’t also signify a lost of elasticity in your skin, but a loss of moisture. Keeping the thin skin around your eyes hydrated by applying cool compresses can work wonder on removing thin lines! You can also look for a healthier diet, such as reducing salt intake to limit the risk of retaining fluid unnecessarily. Indeed, fluid retention is linked to the formation of wrinkles.  

Nourish your eyes

Not everybody is born with perfect eyesight. But it doesn’t mean that you can”t give your eyes what they need to maintain their health. Indeed, while complaints such as short-sightedness and astigmatism can be passed from a generation to another, there are eye conditions that can be prevented through a healthy diet, namely cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, poor night vision and dry eyes. Indeed, your eyes need several types of antioxidants to stay healthy. In fact, the consumption of fish, and especially salmon with is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids can help to protect the retina at the back of your eye. Eggs, which are rich in zinc and lutein can lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Carrots are naturally rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene to prevent eye infections and protect the eye. In short, you can eat your way to a better vision.

For healthy eyes, eat more carrots!

They show your poor diet choices

Did you know that just as there are foods that you should consume for your eyes, there are certain types that you should avoid? Indeed, unhealthy eating habits are known to affect your metabolism, and ultimately your figure – yes, don’t think that your body won’t pay for that triple cheeseburger with extra large fries. But you probably didn’t know that junk food could endanger your eyesight. Your eyes are vascular elements. Consequently, they rely on healthy blood vessels. However, if your diet is not heart-healthy, you put your eyes at risk of developing macular degeneration or weakening the retina’s arteries. Additionally, the presence of fatty deposits  – the kind you can expect from a processed-food diet – can block veins in your eye and decrease your vision.

Protect them from external dangers

Your eyes require protection from a lot of external factors. For instance, you would have noticed that your vision can become blurry when you’re tired. But tiredness is only one of the elements that can affect your eyes. The sun, and more precisely UV rays can cause severe sunburn. When you consider what they can do to your skin after a few hours in the sun without protective cream, you can imagine the damage they do to your eyes. They can significantly damage your eyesight and potentially cause blindness if you’re not careful. In other words, wearing sunglasses and a hat that blocks the sun in summer is not just a matter of following a fashionable trend.

They show your emotions

Your eyes are not only linked to your surroundings and your diet. They also show your emotions in ways that a lie detector can’t compete against. Indeed, there are clues that people give, which you need to analyse and compared against a baseline. The baseline is the reference behavior of someone when they are under normal and non-threatening conditions. Someone who shields their eyes from others indicates that they are unhappy with a specific situation or event. Additionally, your pupils dilate when you see something that stimulates you. It’s a way of taking in more of your surroundings, whether you’re discovering a new landscape or flirting with a crush. Gazing is both a way of creating an intimate atmosphere and showing disagreement, depending on the situation. It’s likely that if you gaze longer than necessary into your manager’s eyes, they will assume that you’re unhappy with their decisions – and not that you’re trying to flirt.

They’re an essential feature of your charm

Whether you choose to gaze or not, making eye contact is an important part of developing a relationship. In fact, you can make someone fall in love with you simply through the power of eye contact. According to a study, eye contact is a stimulator of love and affection. Consequently, looking directly into someone’s eyes can release phenylethylamine, a chemical that can make someone fall in love. Don’t overdo it, though: People look at each other only 30% to 60% of the time when they talk. If you force it, it could be perceived negatively.

Some can even read your personality into your eyes

As surprising as it might sound, you can find an entire guide on people’s personalities based on the shape and size of their eyes. In fact, people with large eyes are said to be open and receptive, while people with small eyes might be perceived as cold and arrogant. Then you can add variation whether you’ve got almond-shaped eyes, round eyes, close-set or even wide-set eyes. It’s hard to say whether there is any truth in these descriptions. But it’s fair to say that most people unconsciously will judge your appearance to define if they can trust you. So it can be helpful to know in advance what they’ll think of your eyes!  

Eyewear can be sexy

Finally, eye accessories are a trend. In fact, since the revival of the geek profile, there is nothing sexier than a girl with glasses. The sexy cat eye frames work wonders on most face shapes, while the retro and colorful vintage frames are a fantastic fashion statement. However, when choosing your frames, you need to consider the thickness of the glass. If you’re very short-sighted, it’s best to stick to small frames with thick branches, for instance.

Release your inner geek girl

So, what are you waiting for to magnify the window to your soul?

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