Something To See: Top Tips for Beautiful, Healthy Eyes

When you think of gorgeous eyes, what is it that you envision? What clarity do you wish to see with your ‘peepers’? Better still, what is it you want everyone else to see in yours? Some people’s eyes ‘laugh’, they say. Some ‘dance’. Some are even ‘green with envy’! Oh, now we’re really talking. Our eyes truly radiate the beauty inside of us, and they also take in what beauty is around us. Do you agree?

Eyes are beautiful and we want them to shine! Here’s a few basic tips for making sure you’re eyes stay bright and shining your whole life through.

Nutrition – eye foods: Spinach is number one on the list for macular degeneration. Carrots, avocados, kale, broccoli, eggs, tomatoes, sunflower seeds and garlic are also great. Plus, there are many more! A glass of fresh vegetable juice including greens and carrots will work wonders to preserve eye health and keep them looking clear and bright at the same time.

 Nutrition is the most important thing to tick on the list when it comes to beauty! It’s amazing how much more beautiful and awake, young and bright my eyes are when I eat a lot of raw foods which are vibrant in colour, texture and flavor – not to mention when I supplement my diet with superfoods. I believe in it passionately! I can’t look good on my next ‘beauty shoot’ (lots of close-up cameras!) if I’m not feeding my eyes from within. You are what you eat! How amazing is it that carrots have the circles inside which look like the human iris? Nature is so wise.

Eye strengtheners: Sunlight works wonders – some have even cured their eyes of many ailments using sunlight therapy along with proper diet & rest!- as does yoga (some poses encourage strong healthy eyes) and eye exercises such as looking up, down, across and around. Sleep and adequate rest are vital to restoring the eyes each day!  Nutritional supplements such as Vitamin C, E, selenium, gluthathione, bioflavonoids and  carotenoids are good additions, along with herbs such as bilberry, ginko and eyebright, which are excellent to strengthen the eyes.

Things to avoid: Smoking, trans & saturated fats, processed foods such as white flour products & sugars, preservatives, flavorings, chemicals in beauty products, high GI foods and computer screens should all be avoided when possible. Bright lights, such as camera flashings in the dark, are also harmful.

On the other extreme, I’m just not sure how I feel about the long term use of sunglasses! I feel that we are becoming more mole-like every day. We live indoors mostly, then when we do get outside and we cover our eyes! Could this contribute to weaker eyes in generations to come? I wonder.

Eye beauty treatments: I don’t like many things that come in bottles, but I do like the thought of cucumbers placed over my eyes! Eye masks such as avocado and goat’s milk are lovely refreshers (I do this before shoots!) and serve to moisten your eyes. Use a little Jojoba oil, then place a cool eye cloth over the eyes (dampen a facecloth & freeze for 30mins) while taking a delicious warm bath. Add eye strengthening essential oils such as lavender, cypress, frankincense, lemongrass.

Remember, your eyes tell the world a lot about yourself. Go forth with confidence, always look people in the eye & smile! You’re so worth it 😉

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

Love, Abigail

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  1. While I like this article overall, I would like to comment on one thing: “Could this contribute to weaker eyes in generations to come? I wonder.”

    If you are talking about some evolutionary mutation by which our eyes become worse because we live indoors, it would first be neccesary that individuals with bad eyesight and other eye issues become more attractive and have more offspring, otherwise, his genes (that had a possible influence on how sensitive he/she was to environmental triggers of eye issues) won’t become more prevalent in the total gene-pool, and “generations to come” won’t get worse eyesight…

    Don’t want to come across like a know-it-all, but I’ve seen this misconception many a times, and think it doesn’t contribute to anyone’s understanding of how the world works…

    Good article otherwise! Will stock up on carrots 🙂

    • To make your eyes look bigger 1. Frame your face using hihglighter on the cheekbones and blusher on the apples of your cheeks2. Use a white eye liner on your upper and lower lidTo make your eyes look bluer -1. Use brown eyeshadow2. Wear blue clothing !I have blue eyes and by doing this it works!

      Bastian | 05.20.2012 | Reply
  2. Thank you for your feedback, S. You bring up a lot of good points. Thank you for reading and for sharing.

    The Chalkboard | 03.16.2012 | Reply
  3. I am pro-sunglasses! The whites of my eyes actually get sunburned! That’s a no no for a graphic designer.

    MoBeta | 03.16.2012 | Reply
  4. Thanks so much for your comments especially the first one, mostly thinking out loud there about the sunnies! I haven’t actually read any studies on this point & will definitely keep what you’ve said in mind when writing in future ;)) Love Abigail

    abigail | 03.18.2012 | Reply
  5. Abigail,
    Can you give more info on the eye masks? What are the full instructions for an avocado or goat milk eye mask? Where am I supposed to put Jojoba oil? On my eyelids?

    My job requires me to sit at a computer all day long making my eyes super dry and angry red! How can I keep them moist and clear without using chemical laden eyedrops?

    Brittany | 05.24.2012 | Reply
  6. I like your post very much…..n I’ll try it.. Actually my upper eye portion is black so what I should do for it???

    Pooja Malhotra | 03.14.2014 | Reply
  7. Brilliant…. I was just looking for a bit more help in regard of my degrading eye sight… one thing which seems to have given them a boost is next to clean living as you mentioned above – Vitamin A – I took an astaxanthin supplement. I felt that I have slightly improved vision… exciting to reverse something which ‘alopathic doctors’ inform you is ‘normal and inevidable’…

    Danae | 02.25.2018 | Reply

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