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The Complete Guide On How To Get Beautiful, Sparkling Eyes With Home Remedies

“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you meet a person, it’s their eyes that hold you. They reveal so much about them as a person, without even uttering a sound. It’s one of the main features of any face; they sparkle with life, happiness, and confidence.

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So it’s natural to covet beautiful, clear, sparkling eyes. These denote happiness, life, and confidence, while bloodshot or tired-looking eyes are really dull and don’t inspire confidence at all. In fact, bloodshot eyes may also indicate illness. Other causes for bloodshot eyes include exhaustion, lack of sleep, long working hours, nutritional deficiency, underlying health problems, excessive drinking, dehydration, smoking, a weak liver, and one of the most common causes – spending excessive amounts of time in front of a monitor. These are also responsible for related problems like dark circles around your eyes, puffiness of eyes, and burning sensation in the eyes.

Home remedies for beautiful eyes

You don’t want to present your dull, lusterless eyes to the world, do you? You want to have clear, shining, sparkling eyes. To have such eyes, you can try some of these home remedies for beautiful eyes.

Not only will these natural remedies help relieve tired eyes, they also help eliminate puffiness. They soothe your eyes from any pain. If you experience any irritation or redness around the area with a home remedy, then choose a different one. Also, staying out of doors in the hot sun is not advisable. You tend to squint due to the bright sunlight. To avoid this, wear sunglasses. Another problem is insufficient light. Then too, you tend to squint and strain your eyes trying to look through the dim light. Make sure that the light source you’re using is adequate, in that it falls directly over the paper or book you’re reading.

Now let’s take a look at some natural remedies that will give you your coveted beautiful eyes, with little to no work on your part.

1. Cucumber


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It’s naught for nothing the phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’ has come into being. It’s one of the best known home remedies for dark circles around the eyes. Cucumbers have high water content, the main ingredient that will help your eyes the most.

Remedies: (1) Take a cucumber and refrigerate it for a few hours. Then, cut it into thick slices. Now relax your head by resting it on the back of the sofa. Place these slices on your closed eyes, and keep them there for about 10 minutes, or till the slices become warm from your body temperature.

(2) Take an ice-cold cucumber and make a puree out of it in a blender. Do not put water, since the water in the cucumber will suffice. Apply this paste gently on your eyelids and around it, with your fingertips. Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes, before rinsing with cold water.

Pro tip: Use either of these remedies twice or thrice a week for best results.

2. Rose water

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If you want to add the spark back into your dull eyes, then rose water is the go-to solution you need. It has a soothing effect, that helps rejuvenate the tender and delicate skin around the eyes. It also helps prevent dark circles and any puffiness.

Remedy: Dip 2 cotton balls in cold rose water and squeeze out most of the excess liquid. Then place them on your closed eyelids and leave them be for about 10-15 minutes. Splash your face with regular water, and you’re done. Use this remedy as often as needed.

3. Tea bags

Both black and green tea bags are helpful in lowering eye strain and restoring their former natural glow. Tea bags have anti-irritant and antioxidant properties, both of which help reduce any redness and puffiness in and around your eyes. Black tea and green tea, both contain bioflavonoids, which help reduce bacteria and inflammation.

Remedy: Chill wet green/black tea bags in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Now relax by resting your head against the back of a couch and place these chilled tea bags on your eyes. Let them be for about 10 minutes, before washing your face as usual. Dab your face dry and moisturize as you always do.

4. Milk


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Cold milk is one of the most nourishing natural remedies for bright eyes, in that they help reduce any puffiness and tiredness of eyes.

Remedy: Into a cup of ice cold milk, dip a few cotton balls and let them soak for a minute or two. Now lie down in a relaxed position, with your head supported by a towel. Shut your eyes tightly and place these soaked cotton balls on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Then wash your face and moisturize as you do every day.

5. Strawberries


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Strawberries have a compound called alpha-hydroxy, which is very helpful in making your skin look smooth and youthful, by helping reduce under eye puffiness and possible swelling too.

Remedy: Chill a few strawberries in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Then, remove the tops of these cold strawberries and neatly slice them into thick pieces. Lie down with your head in a relaxed position and place these slices under your eyes. Let them be for about 15-20 minutes, before washing your face and moisturizing as usual.

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6. Indian gooseberry (amla)

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Indian gooseberry is amazing to bring back the lost spark into your eyes. The gooseberry is a powerhouse of vitamins A and C, and these help strengthen the eye muscles. It is also helpful in reducing itching, watering, and any redness.

Remedies: (1) Dissolve 1 teaspoon of dried gooseberry powder into a cup of filtered water. Let this solution sit overnight. The following morning, strain this solution through a muslin cloth, and then add another cup of water to it. Now splash your eyes with this diluted solution. Use this remedy once a day, in the mornings.

(2) Stir in 2 teaspoons of gooseberry juice in half a cup of water and drink it every morning. If you can get your hands on fresh gooseberry, then eat on every day.

7. Potatoes

Potatoes have high water content, just like cucumbers. These are excellent to reduce puffiness around the eyes, and work best in getting rid of dark circles. Potatoes also have large quantities of vitamin C and potassium. This potassium will help keep all the fluids balanced in the body.

Remedy: Place a potato in the fridge overnight. The next morning, cut it into thick slices. Shut your eyes and relax by laying your head on something comfortable. Now place these slices of potatoes on your eyelids and let them be for about 10 minutes, before washing your face with cold water.

8. Mint leaves


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While mint is a boon when it comes to skin care and hair care, not many people know that mint leaves can heal and energize your eyes. Not only will mint make your eyes bright, it can also get rid of the tiredness and the dull look from them.

Remedy: Crush a few fresh mint leaves in a bowl and add some water to it. Extract the juice from these leaves; to this, add a few drops of almond oil and honey. Mix well and apply this on your eyes, just before going to bed. The next morning, wash your face and moisturize as usual.

9. Lavender oil

While lavender oil works wonders when it comes to combating hair fall, it also aids in relieving tired and strained eyes.

Remedy: Add a drop of lavender essential oil to half a liter of clear water and mix well. Dip two cotton balls in this for about a minute or two. Now place these cotton balls on your eyelids and relax for 15-20 minutes, or till the balls are dried.

10. Coconut oil

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Coconut oil is a very useful ingredient, with a variety of benefits, including brighter eyes. It also helps remove dark circles by rejuvenating the delicate skin around your eyes.

Remedy: Pour some extra virgin coconut oil onto your palm and gently dab it with your fingertips around your eyes. Gently massage with your fingertips, so that the oil gets absorbed by the skin around your eyes. Leave it on for about 2 to 3 hours, before rinsing it with plain water.

11. Warm compress

One of the easiest ways to reduce eye strain and soothe dry and dull eyes is to use warm compresses on them. The warm temperature will help the muscles around the eyes to relax, which helps restore their natural sparkle.

Remedy: Dip a soft cloth – preferably cotton or muslin – in warm water and wring out the excess water. Relax by resting your head against something comfortable and lay this warm cloth on your closed eyelids for about a minute. Repeat the same 3 or 4 times. Use this remedy as often as needed.

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These are some of the easiest and most effective home remedies for beautiful eyes. And all you have to do is follow them religiously, and you’ll see the results in your eyes with your own eyes!

Take note of a few additional tips that will helps you get the coveted bright, sparkling eyes:

  • Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. It flushes out any harmful toxins from your body, making your eyes clear, sparkling, and healthy.
  • Include some of these fruits in your daily dietary intake, that are best for your eyes: avocado, orange, mango, kiwi, guava, strawberries, papaya, peaches, and apricots.
  • Include some of these vegetables in your daily dietary intake, that are best for your eyes: broccoli, kale, collard greens, spinach, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
  • Keep your eyes hydrated by splashing water at regular intervals between your work day.
  • When you’re out of doors, keep your sunglasses on to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  • Last but not least, get a good night’s sleep, for a lack of sleep can cause puffiness and dark circles around your eyes.

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All The Superb Home Remedies For Beautiful Eyes
Almost every woman covets beautiful, sparkling eyes. But did you know that you can get them with easy home remedies for beautiful eyes?
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg