Dry eyes can be caused by allergies, aging, your environment, lack of certain nutrients, and even not blinking enough. My daughter suffers from dry eyes due to her allergies. Through trial and error, we’ve found some home remedies that actually work. If you suffer from dry eyes, I recommend doing all of these things until you find which one works best for you.
Many people aren’t aware that dry eyes can be caused from a lack of certain nutrients. Taking flax seed oil is one of the best things you can do for your eyes, if you suffer from dry eyes. The capsules can be pretty big, but suffer through it and get them down. Flax seed oil is beneficial for more than dry eyes. It also promotes strong bones, nails, teeth, and beautiful skin. Also, try a fish oil supplement. Many people don’t have enough Omega 3 in their diets and this can lead to dry eyes. This treatment alone may fix the problem you’re having with dry eyes.
Wash your face; including your eyes. If you’re at work and don’t want to mess up your makeup, you can just focus on your eyelids. Even using a light moisturizer on the eyelids can help if you don’t want to wash. Although, washing your face two or three times a day and applying moisturizer can really help with skin problems as well as dry eyes. My daughter uses warm water and a soft cloth. She places the cloth on her eyelids for a moment, then puts a dab of baby lotion on the cloth and gently (very gently) massages her eyes. This helps every time.
Warm (not hot) tea bags can work wonders for dry eyes. I like to use chamomile for my daughter’s dry eyes. It’s soothing and relaxing, while it cures dry eyes. Sometimes, we make a fun spa day out of it and do facials at the same time. I have her leave the warm tea bags on her eyes for about fifteen minutes.
Many people who suffer from dry eyes just live, or work in an environment that’s dry. It may not seem dry to you because you’re accustomed to it. One of the best things you can do for your dry eyes (and skin) is to use a humidifier in your home or office. They aren’t all huge and loud like they used to be when I was a kid. They are also fairly inexpensive. You can get a really nice one for $50 dollars or less. This little home remedy will help moisten your eyes and give your skin extra moisture which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a win, win situation.
Also, try reducing your television and computer time. Many people don’t realize that dry eyes can be caused by a sensitivity to light and not blinking enough. If you can’t reduce your time in front of a computer; make a conscience effort to blink more. Often we stare blankly at the television or computer without realizing it.
These remedies really do work. Try them for two weeks and see if they help you. Often, a doctor’s solution for dry eyes can be invasive. Give these natural remedies a shot before doing anything permanent to your eyes.