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Home Remedies for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are caused by many things, ranging from allergies to your living environment to medication that you take.

While it may not be the most serious medical ailment, if you suffer from dry eyes you know just how difficult it can be to maintain your comfort throughout the day. Sometimes, you feel like doing nothing more than closing your eyes and taking a nap. It’s often the only way to get some relief.

Fortunately, there are several home remedies you can experiment with, including but not limited to:

·      Drink more water: Not only does this hydrate your eyes, but it does the same for the rest of your body. While you’re at it, cut alcohol and caffeine out of your life.

·      Wash your eyelids: With a cold, soft cloth, gently wash your eyelids and lashes. This will give you the immediate relief you’re seeking. When combined with drinking more water, it has the potential to help your situation.

·      Stop smoking: It’s bad for your health, in general, and has the potential to dry out your eyes. And remember, as long as you keep smoking, there’s nothing else you can really do to find relief.

·      Add more vitamins D, B12, and A to your diet: And if you don’t consume enough foods with these vitamins, look into a supplement that will allow you to get what you need to feel your best.

So, there you have it. If dry eyes have you down, consider one or more of these home remedies. From there, measure the results in an attempt to find out what works best.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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