Last updated on December 14th, 2021 at 08:45 pm
Life is hectic, and when you’re working at full speed, it’s easy to get tired out quickly. You might be tempted to live on caffeine during those times your to-do list seems never-ending, but your body will eventually make it clear that you need a rest. One of the first giveaways that you need a break is your eyes. When you’re tired, dark circles appear, and your eyes become red and puffy. So, what can you do to refresh tired eyes? Here are a few tips.
Tips for Refreshing Tired Eyes
The most way to relieve tired eyes is rest, of course! Not only will this help to refresh your eyes, but your entire body as well. If you have been going a mile-a-minute lately, try to slow down, and make it an early night. If you struggle to get to sleep, consider trying meditation or a hot shower or bath before you get into bed, as this can help to relax you. If you have ongoing problems with falling asleep, speak to your doctor for advice and/or medication if you need it.
If you’re managing to get a reasonable amount of rest each night, but your eyes still look a bit tired, you can always try out eye creams that are specifically designed to help reduce dark circles and puffiness. Apply them morning and night to help the skin around your eyes recover once you have washed your face and moisturized. It might take a week or so to start seeing the full results, but a good quality eye cream can make a huge difference.
This is a classic way to refresh your tired eyes, and it’s perfect when paired with a nourishing face mask. Cucumber slices can help revitalize dry, tired eyes because they contain a lot of water and will help hydrate your skin, reducing puffiness and redness. You can even recreate the spa at home by having a relaxing bath, putting on some soothing music, and laying back with a slice of cucumber over each eye.
Get an Eye Exam
A lack of sleep isn’t the only thing that will irritate and cause tired eyes. Many things can affect your eyes, and as you get older, you might notice changes in your vision. This is why it’s important to get your eyes tested every two years, and especially if you feel like your vision is becoming impaired in any way. If you do need a prescription, your optometrist will write one for you, so you can get glasses. This should reduce eye strain. If you don’t want to wear glasses, you can always get prescription contact lenses instead. Consider purchasing UV protection contact lenses, too, as these will protect your eyes from sunlight damage.
Reduce Screen Time
You probably spend more time every day looking at a screen than you realize. When you’re watching TV, working at your laptop/computer, or scrolling through social media, and checking your messages on your smartphone–all of these activities have an affect on your eyes. The artificial light from these screens can be damaging. So if you want to help refresh your tired eyes, make an effort to reduce your screen time.
No one likes the look of tired eyes (or the feeling of them) but it’s something we all deal with occasionally. With these tips for refreshing tired eyes, your eyes will look better (and feel better) in no time.