There are 2 big beauty tips to help you look and see your best. According to Dr. Ciraldo, the first of which is: no salt. Salt leads to the retaining of water. Avoiding salty foods and salty snacks, after 5 pm, helps to reduce the amount of water retained overnight. Refraining from consuming salt in the evening greatly helps you to avoid accumulating fluid under the eye area when you lay down at night. The next super important factor is what you put your face into at night. Essentially, your pillow case. Remember, the skin under your eyes is much thinner than in other areas. When you lay down on your pillow, you rub your under eye skin into your pillow case. To avoid irritation and damage, it is very important that your pillow case is made of nice cotton with at least a 400 thread count, and that you wash it at least every 3 days in a “free & clear” formula laundry detergent. We recommend using “ALL” to remove dust mites and excess fragrances.Another great alternative to Egyptian cotton is silk because Silk is gentler on the skin. It’s proven that the skin absorbs the most nutrients overnight, so as you apply your night crèmes, resting your head on a standard cotton pillowcase will usually soak up your moisturizers, while a silk pillowcase allows the product to soak into the skin, instead of the pillowcase.
In addition, the National Eye Institutes recommends the following:
Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. If you are having trouble maintaining a healthy weight, talk to your doctor.
Wear protective eyewear. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity. Most protective eyewear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics. Many eye care providers sell protective eyewear, as do some sporting goods stores.
Quit smoking or never start. Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness.
Be cool and wear your shades. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.
Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.
Clean your hands and your contact lensesproperly. To avoid the risk of infection, always wash your hands thoroughly before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. Make sure to disinfect contact lenses as instructed and replace them as appropriate.
Practice workplace eye safety. Employers are required to provide a safe work environment. When protective eyewear is required as a part of your job, make a habit of wearing the appropriate type at all times and encourage your coworkers to do the same.