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With medicinal eyecreams, eyedrops and treatments it can be easy to forget more natural remedies. If you are working to a tight budget or want to take a more natural approach try out these ideas to make your eyes sparkle.


Boost your berries

Not only do they taste good and are healthy, berries are great for curing puffy and tired looking eyes. The antioxidants and vitamins in berries will boost your immune system and make your eyes appear brighter and healthy. As well as eating your strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, strawberries in particular can be placed under your eyes for extra health benefits.

Relax with a little cup of tea

Chilled green tea or black tea works wonders on your eyes. Soak your teabags and leave the water to cool before squeezing out any excess liquid and placing one teabag over each closed eyelid. The caffeine content in the tea will stimulate your body and decrease inflammation. This will help your circulation and make for tighter skin and more awake looking eyes.

A nice cucumber sandwich

Cold cucumber slices love your body. Cut a cucumber into thin slices and apply directly over closed eyelids. The high percentage of water in cucumber will help hydrate your eyes and the natural acids will soothe skin irritations and swelling. Raw and cold potato slices also work in a similar way.

Sleep tight, sweet dreams

One of the oldest tricks in the book, getting a good night’s sleep is essential for you and your eyes. Tiredness and a lack of sleep can result in irritated and dry eyes. Stick to a good sleeping routine which works for you. It might also help to sleep with an extra pillow: elevating your head a bit more will ease the build up of liquids in your body which naturally drain downwards in sleep. Likewise try sleeping on your back instead of your front or side.

Top up on H2O

Don’t forget how vital a part water is in your diet. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated. This will allow your body to flush any excess water continually and keep your system flowing naturally. Avoid drinking a large amount of water just before bed though as this can be counterproductive. Nature’s free miracle, there are no excuses for not getting in enough H2O!


If you are interested in more ways to treat eyes and lift your face, have a look at the Aesthetic Treatments we can offer at Swann Beauty. Kelly Swann’s expertise and experience can help you feel and look great. Get in contact for more details.