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6 natural remedies for tired eyes

6 natural remedies for tired eyes

Thanks to all the technology screens we’re surrounded by, a frequent problem of modern life is tired eyes. Symptoms include puffiness, heaviness in eyes, a burning sensation, irritation and redness of the eyes. While getting more shut eye is the best remedy, if you can’t always fit extra in here are six natural ways to soothe those exhausted peepers.

  1. Place two spoons in freezer and when cold, place them under the eyes to reduce puffiness.
  2. Contrary to popular belief, cucumbers don’t have anti-inflammatory properties. However there round shape and the fact they’re made up of mostly water make cucumber slices a great ice pack for tired eyes. Just place chilled cucumber atop of eyelids.
  3. If your eyes are feeling particularly swollen, grab a bag of frozen peas and place over eyes (but make sure there’s a cloth between the two).
  4. The fat in whole milk is one of the most soothing properties for your eyes. Dip a cotton ball into cold milk, squeeze out excess liquid and place over eyelids.
  5. A simple cold-water compress will often solve most eye troubles. Immerse a washcloth into icy water and place over face until cloth warms.
  6. The antioxidants in tea are great for soothing tired eyes and reducing swelling. Squeeze out excess liquid from used teabags and place in freezer until cold. Pop onto eyelids for around 10 minutes or until warm.