Tuesday, August 29, 2017

watering eyes relief

I’ve had my fair share of encounters with eye irritation over the years. Something about eyeshadows and eyeliners with a pink or purple hue makes my eyes itchy, swollen, irritated, the whole 9 yards. (Though of course it has taken me more occasions than I care to admit to stop trying them out anyway.)

My experiences suffering from irritated eyes got a LOT better once I began learning about home remedies for soothing eye irritation. I’ve tried several of these and not only were they helpful, they were also incredibly easy to make and very affordable! So I thought I would share some of those home remedies for watering eyes relief with you, in case you should ever need them. (Even if, like me, you really should know better by now…


1. Cold Compress

Splash ice water on the face and eyes. Then, take ice packs, ice cubes, or a packaged frozen food item, wrap them in a clean cotton towel and place it on closed eyelids. This helps relieve swelling around the eyes and itching.

2. Chamomile

Add 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers (or a teabag) to 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain, let cool, and use as an eyewash. May also be used as a cold compress.

3. Cucumber Slices

This is one of the most common remedies for eye irritation and inflammation. Cut two slices of cucumber, place in ice cold water for 10 minutes and place them on your closed eyelids for 10 more minutes.

Cucumbers have powerful antioxidants and flavinoids that are thought to reduce irritation. Closing and resting your eyes also helps with overall discomfort.

4. Tea Bags

Put a moist green or black teabag on the affected eye for several minutes. Repeat several times a day. If your eye is swollen, moisten the teabag with cool water. Tea contains bioflavonoids that fight viral and bacterial infections and can help reduce inflammation. The tannic acid in the tea will soothe the itching. A weak solution of tea may also be used as an eyewash.

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15 QUICK AND EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR ITCHY, RED EYES

I’ve had my fair share of encounters with eye irritation over the years. Something about eyeshadows and eyeliners with a pink or purple hue makes my eyes itchy, swollen, irritated, the whole 9 yards. (Though of course it has taken me more occasions than I care to admit to stop trying them out anyway.)

My experiences suffering from irritated eyes got a LOT better once I began learning about home remedies for soothing eye irritation. I’ve tried several of these and not only were they helpful, they were also incredibly easy to make and very affordable! So I thought I would share some of those home remedies for eye irritation with you, in case you should ever need them. (Even if, like me, you really should know better by now…) ;-)

Home Remedies For Red, Itchy Eyes

1. Cold Compress

Splash ice water on the face and eyes. Then, take ice packs, ice cubes, or a packaged frozen food item, wrap them in a clean cotton towel and place it on closed eyelids. This helps relieve swelling around the eyes and itching.

2. Chamomile

Add 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers (or a teabag) to 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain, let cool, and use as an eyewash. May also be used as a cold compress.

Related: All Natural Tea Treatments for 5 Common Ailments

3. Cucumber Slices

This is one of the most common remedies for eye irritation and inflammation. Cut two slices of cucumber, place in ice cold water for 10 minutes and place them on your closed eyelids for 10 more minutes.

Cucumbers have powerful antioxidants and flavinoids that are thought to reduce irritation. Closing and resting your eyes also helps with overall discomfort.


Related: How to Use Cucumber as a Natural Pest Deterrent!

4. Tea Bags

Put a moist green or black teabag on the affected eye for several minutes. Repeat several times a day. If your eye is swollen, moisten the teabag with cool water. Tea contains bioflavonoids that fight viral and bacterial infections and can help reduce inflammation. The tannic acid in the tea will soothe the itching. A weak solution of tea may also be used as an eyewash.

Related: 22 Unique Ways to “Teacycle” Your Used Tea Bags

5. Drink Plenty of Water

If your eyes are irritated, your vision is blurry, and/or it feels like there is something in your eye, you are likely experiencing symptoms of dry eye. The best way to treat dry eyes is to rehydrate your eyes and your body by drinking a lot of water.


These remedies should help most minor eye irritations, but be sure to consult a doctor or eye specialist if the condition worsens. More serious eye conditions or infections can be highly contagious, and may require the use of antibiotics.












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