Posts Tagged ‘bright eyes’

Organic Eye Cream: Maintaining Healthy Eyes

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Like all parts of the body, the eyes need to be nourished properly. In addition to making sure the eyes are not strained by too much intense work or inadequate light or irritated by exposure to harsh cosmetic products and environmental toxins, proper eye care includes a healthy diet containing sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Here are some tips to maintain healthy functional eyes:

Take a multivitamin and mineral complex with selenium of 200mcg daily as these destroy radicals that can damage the eye.

Vitamin A complex : 15000IU daily no t more than 10000IU if you are pregnant. Because the light absorbing retinal pigment is composed of vitamin A and protein, which are constantly being used up as images are formed, adequate supplies of these nutrients are vital for healty eye function.

Vitamin B complex containing 100mg of each B vitamin daily

Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 2000mg 3 times daily.

Vitamin E 200IU daily

Zinc 50mg daily. Do not exceed 100mg from all supplements daily.

Bilberry extract has been shown to improve both normal and night vision. Have it in tincture form or use and eye cream that contains bilberry.

Include the following in your diet: broccoli, raw cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, green vegetables, squash, sunflower seeds and watercress.

Drink fresh carrot juice which is high in Vitamin A. This can help alleviate some eye problems.

Eliminate sugar and white flour from your diet.

If you wear glasses, wear clear spectacle that have been treated to keep out UV rays. This will help protect against damage from UV exposure. Avoid wearing tinted glasses for this purpose, especially on a regular basis as dark glasses prevent the needed light from entering the eyes. The functioning of the pineal gland which plays an important role in the regulation of metabolism, behaviour and physiological functions, is largely governed by sunlight.

Never use hair dyes containing coal tar on the eyelashes or eyebrows. Doing so can cause injury or blindness. Although coal tar dyes are legal, marketing them for eyebrow or eyelash treatment is not.
Use only natural cosmetic 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.

The combination of nicotine, caffeine and sugar can cause visual disturbances. Reduce your intake of all 3.

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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.

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Organic Eye Cream: Eyebright – Euphrasia officinalis

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Eyebright - Euphrasia officinalis

Eyebright - Euphrasia officinalis found in Organic Apotekes' Rejuvenating Eye Cream

The botanical name Euphrasia comes from the Greek word euphrosyne, meaning gladness. This is also the word for the linnet, the story is that this bird was the first creature to discover the benefit of this herb in eye problems and gave this knowledge to humans. It has been used for eye diseases since the fourteenth century. Eyebright is a flowering herb and the part used in eye preparations is the leaf and stem.
This is the most useful remedy for soothing irritated, red or tired eyes. It does not get rid of infections but the other problems such as irritation due to smoke, air pollution or pollen should respond well. The main action is the anti-inflammatory and astringent effects over the surface of the eye.
As the skin of the eyelids are very thin, using an eye cream containing Euphrasia helps keep eyes, bright, clear and sparkling. Who can resist this?

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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.

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