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  SPARKLING EYES - by Editor
Your eyes are the windows to your soul. And healthy, sparkling eyes are the sign of a well-adjusted, happy, human being. Needless to say that this is a very attractive quality as well as a sign of true beauty. Something that every person aims for.

Now how does one go about achieving this It's quite simple really. One must try to remain calm and relaxed in the most adverse circumstances. Life does not always go the way we want, but always works out best in the long run. If we are accepting and content with our lot then our path automatically smoothens out. But this is the way to true inner beauty. Let's see how we can handle these windows to our soul externally.

The easiest way is through make-up. You can always emphasize or intensify the shape and colour of your eyes with the help of a kohl pencil, eyeliners and eye shadows. But the best way to maintain that inner sparkle is to take care of your health. Avoid long hours and do not overstrain your eyes.

How Should We Avoid Eye-Strain

One of the most common causes of eyestrain is inadequate lighting while reading or even doing housework, like cleaning, mending or sewing. This causes a weary, dull feeling that can simply be avoided by proper lighting.

Another common fault is the angle at which you tend to hold a paper or book while reading. People generally tend to hold it too close to their eyes and strain them in the process. The correct method is to hold the book about ten inches away from your face. i.e. neither too close nor too far. The same goes for watching television or when using the computer.

Lastly, if none of the above tips seem to help, then you must consult an optician to check your number. Do not worry as you can go in for contact lenses. In any case, nowadays spectacles have become a wonderful accessory. If you already have spectacles, then make sure you get your eyes tested every two years or so in order to keep a check on your number.

Simple Home Remedies For Tired Eyes

1. To soothe tired eyes, dip cotton pads in chilled milk and place on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Now relax completely.
2. Alternatively, you can place slices of cucumber or grated cucumber on closed eyelids for about 10 minutes and relax completely.
3. To completely relax the eyes and the surrounding muscles, close your eyes and think of something that is pleasant or soothing and at a distance. Now gently open your eyes and look into the distance. Next focus on an object at arm's length. Do this extremely relaxing exercise four to five times a day.

Make Your Eyes Sparkle

Soak 1 tsp. dry amla in one cup of water overnight. Next morning strain it through a muslin cloth and then add one extra cup of water. Splash your eyes with this solution each morning and watch your eyes sparkle.

Problems With Puffy Eyes

All you need to do is grate a potato with its peel and apply on your closed eyelids for about 20 minutes and relax completely. You may even take a nap. You will wake up feeling extremely fresh.

Tips For Dark Circles

1. Apply cucumber juice below your eyes every night just before going to bed.
2. Mix the pulp of a quarter tomato, turmeric powder, lemon juice and gramflour (besan). Apply this mixture on your dark circles and wash off once it dries.

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Name: srividhya
City:   india
Comments:   i have big wrinkle lines under my eyes please suggest me a tip to get rid of it.
Name: payal
City:   mumbai-india
Comments:   i felt nice after reading .but i have got spects and i tried soft lences but there is slight dandruff in eyes hoe to remove thatNULL
Name: Rekha
City:   New Castle, USA
Comments:   Hey Payal(mumbai), thats not dandruff around U r eyes... its due to U r body heat. just apply some castor oil to U r foot and on u r scalp before going to bed atleast 4-5 times a week. U'll see the results. Good luck!
Name: roopa kumar
City:   melbourne
Comments:   ihave dark circles and also now i can see wrinkles under my eyes. will u please advise me.
Name: Milly
City:   JHB
Comments:   I am a South African Indian, I don't know what "amla" is, but would like to try your recipe for sparkling eyes. Can you tell me what the English name is, or describe what it is for me, please!
Name: neha
City:   delhi-india
Comments:   can u tell me how to make lips look more lucious
Name: donna
City:   Chatsworth
Comments:   how to make your lips look more lusciousNULLNULLNULL First, make sure they are not dont want to show off dry scaley lips. you should always use a lip balm with spf in it. Use a lip liner pencil the color of your lipstick, out line the outer part of your lip, then apply your lipstick. Blend in your lip liner very well. After applying and blending the two, add lip gloss. Kiss the back of your hand for extra lipstick and you are ready to go...hope this could help.
Name: sherifa
City:   guyana
Comments:   i wear glasses;very thick lens and they seem to pull my skin, leaving a dent.can u hepl me plz!!!
Name: Penny
City:   London, England
Comments:   Hi Sherifa. If your going out take them off about 2/3 hours before you go out or get your lenses thined out. Hope I could help! penny
Name: priya
City:   virginia,usa
Comments:   i wanna know whats turmeric powder isNULLNULLNULLNULL dark cricles
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City:   DUBAI
Name: Joule
City:   Uyo
Comments:   I need more infomation. thankz.
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   I HAVE A VERY FAIR COLOR BUT MY EYELIDS ARE DARK,(as if a brown eyeshadow is applied).Pls. suggest something. SHALU SMODI
Name: looking for a remedy
City:   auckland
Comments:   i have been wearing glasses since i was 10 years old. now im 18 and want to get contact lenses. but the problem is that i've been wearing glasses for so long that my eyes have gone inwards and without my glasses i look awful. i was wondering if with time and without glasses my eyes will come out and look normal again.plzzzzzzzzz help
Name: rushil
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i want to remove my number
Name: Ovia J
City:   singapore
Comments:   Can u plz e-mail me where I can get amla (in sparking eyes remedy) or is there another name for it.Thank you
Name: debbie
City:   india
Comments:   hey billy..amla is gooseberry in english
Name: Kymi
City:   Chicago
Comments:   Hi, I am 14 and just got contact lenses. The problem is, I have terrible lines and dark circles under my eyes. I get enough sleep, and drink enough water, but they just don't go away. When I had glasses no one saw them, but now everyone points them out to me about 10 times a day! I have tried Loreals Eye Defense cream, cucumbers, and ice, but it just doesn't work. I would be sooo great full if you could help me! Thank you for your time!
Name: ArchanaPotdar
City:   Panaji
Comments:   Can any one tell me to to get rid of wrinkles
Name: melissa saeed
City:   birmingham
Comments:   Yeah dont get old !!!!!!!
Name: George Diaz
City:   Burbank, CA
Comments:   I just want to ask you how can I remove the dandruff around my eye lashes. Every morning I wake up with alot of dandruff around my eye lashes and the only way to remove them is with warm water. But my question is how can I make it stop from growing around my eyes. Thank U George Diaz
Name: mittens
City:   delhi
Comments:   hey!all u women. the best way for all of us is to accept our age and have a good 8 hrs sleep at night and stay calm and peaceful during the day. say nice things to other people and stay happy. watch those wrinkles and dandruff go.just be good with ur selves.
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Comments:   hi please please help me how can i make thick eyebrows as i have very thin eyebrows
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Comments:   hi, does anyone know how to get longer eyelashes without plastic surgery or masacaraNULL please help me. if have any ideas, email me: thank you
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Comments:   how can i get my eyeshadow to make me look great and not goofyNULL i want to look fun and eligant what colors should i useNULL any 1 can helpNULL
Name: Cheyanne
City:   Sterling
Comments:   Nisha yes i know how you can get thick eyebrows but it's not natural! you get 2 colors that are like your eyebrows and blend them together so it is a natural color and then you get a small make-up brush and fill them in! srry if it wasn't the answer you wanted!
Name: mak
City:   Indore, India
Comments:   I have dandruff kind of thing on my eye lids & lashes. Please help.
Name: Immy
City:   UK
Comments:   Hi Nisha to make your eyebrows think you can apply a eyebrow pencil to your eyebrows (use the same colour as your eyebrows)
Name: saj
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Comments:   for thick eyelashes use castor oil daily at nite apply on lashes n brows n c em bcumin thick in a few weeks
Name: xyz
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Comments:   Yess u can make thick ur eyebrow by using ur husband's penny on it
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Comments:   yes u can make thisk eyebrows by applying ur boy friend's bolls on it every night while making sex with him
Name: jasinta selvi
City:   malaysia
Comments:   Hi im jess here im suffering with wrinkles on my face,eye dark circle,my in front teeth coming out looks uglier and im very short even im just 21years old im looks face always looks not satiesfied with my skin colour and that is i want any tips on using herbal in my kitchen make me fairer.all this problems makes me up sad more when the person that i fall in love is refuses me cause im not beautiful .please help me .
Name: helpa
City:   -
Comments:   okay, do u haver dark circles and puffy eyesNULL splash cold water on your face and eyes after u wash. This tightens the pores and leaves skin fresh. Then cut a potato in half and dab it under and on your eyes this cools inflamed skin and makes dark circles less prominent. Do this once a day!
Name: Alexis
City:   Atlanta
Comments:   I would like to have thicker eyebrows (mostly at the inner-portion near the middle of forehead). I wonder if there is a way of stimulating new growth of hair folicles in that area. If there is a remedy please let me know. Thanks
Name: me
City:   somewhere
Comments:   hi milly...just wanted to let u know that amla is also known as Indian gooseberry in the English lang...cya!
Name: vishy
City:   mumbai
Comments:   i love wearing kajal,but it always spreads under my eye which makes it look like a dark circle please gimme some tips by which my eyes look beautiful with the kajal by not spreading.i also use liners sometimes on the eye on the lower lid but i have heard that it isnt good to wear it on the lower lid.please help
Name: semen
City:   sincere
Comments:   Good agatha that ass needs it good.anyway have tips 4 dark circles
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Name: Aisha
City:   NewYork
Comments:   For everyone who comes and posts perverted comments on this site or anywhere else...Either you need to get a life or are a very desperate people who have a miserable life. Please leave these rude remarks for people who want to hear em...
Name: lou
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Comments:   Parsely is good for bloodshot eyes. Shred it then boil it. Drain the water out then put the parsley over your eyes. Make sure it is cold before putting on, so u may wanna put it in the refridgerator
Name: danni
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Comments:   Excuse me, but this is a beauty site, and can those rude low lifes stop putting on disgusting comments becoz frankly, the rest of us dont wanna see them okNULL So save them for your other low life pathetic friends
Name: sadia
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Comments:   I have recently noticed wrinkles under my eyes. Is their some home remedies that can help in avoiding/postponing these wrinkles appear under the eyes
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Comments:   sleep with a fat pillow so your head stays elevated while u rest do not sleep with your head facing down close to your neck
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Comments:   I need you to recommend me some natural oils to make my hair grows longer, and faster. My skin is oily, i need to take a special care of it, in order to keep it clean and clear just as it is nowadays.
Name: sara
City:   ny
Comments:   I've been reading all these messages. A common thing is "dandruff" --thats dry skin. Make sure you are eating the right kinds of oils, and also, gently apply cocoa butter to ur eye area everynight. As for dark circles, get used to it. It is genetic for Indian people to have dark circles in that area, because it is an area of high blood supply. All you can do is conceal it with makeup. As for wrinkles? They cannot go away without plastic surgery, which I do not recommend because do you really want to risk, to cut your face in order to fix something only you probably notice? Don't do it :) God gave you that face, so you should love it, and take care of it. Get enough sleep! Stop late night tv / computer watching. Eat healthy! It's that simple.
Name: abc
City:   ny
Comments:   while the rest of you ladies complain about thin eyebrows, i complain that mine are too thick. And they start to grow upward at the ends. I'm afraid that if i tread or pluck, they will come back thicker. What should i do? Please help. Thank you for the wonderful site too.

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