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: mala
City:   Mauritius
Comments:   I have extremely dark eyes. I think this I have strained eyes because I am working constantly on the Computer as it is my job. Please advise me
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
Name: PAM
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

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