Our eyes are active throughout the day. But the time we spend in front of computer screens can cause some tension, headaches, and interfere with our daily work.
Lovenit Batra, a nutritionist, shared on Instagram some of the nutrients that can be consumed to improve eye health.
“Puffy eyes, puffiness under the eyes, dark circles are just a few of the drawbacks of excess screen time,” her caption read.
According to the nutritionist, vitamin A helps reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is a common eye disease. In addition, it protects the eyes from damage from the sun’s rays. Beta-carotene, an organic pigment found in plants, also plays a key role in keeping the cornea clean and healthy.
The nutritionist says: “Vitamin C plays a key role in maintaining an optimal balance between antioxidants and free radicals in the body and in keeping eye cells healthy.”
It is a key supporter of the creation of collagen, which is necessary to provide the structure of the cornea and sclera, which make up the outer covering of the eyeball.
lutein and zeaxanthin
They are useful for filtering out harmful high energy blue wavelengths. In addition, according to the expert, they protect the eye from degeneration.
“Omega-3 is a very important fatty acid that helps keep your eyes dry and uncomfortable,” her caption read.
DIY masks in trend lately. They are popular because they are natural, easy to make at home, and have a calming effect. Apart from the nutrients mentioned above, the expert mentions using some homemade eye masks.
Cold milk eye mask
Explaining the process, she said, “Take 2 tablespoons of chilled milk, moisten cotton swabs for the eyes, and then apply them to the eyes for 15 minutes. It will also relieve the area of dryness and dark circles.”
Cucumber mint water
Take some in a bowl cucumber and mint juice. After that, place the cotton pads in the same bowl and refrigerate them for 5-10 minutes. Place the pads on your eyes for 15 minutes.
Dip cotton pads in rose water and chill them in the freezer. After 15 minutes, place the pads on your eyes for 10-15 minutes.
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