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October 4, 2013

HOME HEALTH CARE TIPS TO REMOVE DARK CIRCLES : How to get rid of Eyes Dark Circle ?

Home Remedies to Remove Dark Circles
how to remove dark circlesDark circles are the dark skin around the eyes. When the color of the skin around the eyes becomes dark than the color of the remaining face skin then this condition is called as dark circles. This is the more common problem in the both men & women. 

This is not a serious condition & some of the home remedies can help to get rid of these dark circles. In medical terms, it is well known as the “periorbital dark circles”. The main cause of this condition is the skin changes that occur as the people get aged. 

During the ageing process the collagen that maintains the skin turgidity is lost & because of that the skin losses its elasticity & the blood vessels under the skin surface become more visible & the skin becomes dark. Except this there are many reasons that cause the dark circles, these are as follows:

CAUSES OF THE DARK CIRCLES
1). HEREDITY: Heredity is the most common cause of the dark circles means this problem runs in the families as it is related to the skin texture. 

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest because of this the blood vessels around the eyes are more visible & give the skin a dark bluish coloration called dark circles. As the skin texture is hereditary so the thin-skinned people are more prone to have dark circles.

2). ANEMIA: Anemia is the main cause of dark circles. Anemia is the medical term is a condition in which there is iron deficiency because of an improper diet. Because of anemia there is the insufficient blood supply to the tissues and the tissues will not get the oxygen supply which cause the skin to become dark means the dark circles.

3). MEDICATIONS: Some of the medications cause the allergies & puffiness because of this the blood supply to the area is impaired causing the dark circles. Some medications also cause blood vessel dilation which leads to dark circles.


4). ALLERGIES: Allergies to some of the particular season or the foods can lead to dark circles; because of the allergy there is itching in the eyes which give rise to dark circles. People diseased by HAY FEVER are commonly at risk to develop dark circles during the allergy season.

5). LIFESTYLE BEHAVIOUR: Some of the people who are habitual to smoking & drinking are at a greater risk to develop dark circles.

6). DURATION OF SUN EXPOSURE: People who are exposed to sunlight for a prolonged time without a break are prone to develop dark circles. Intense sun exposure leads to more melanin production in the skin which gives the skin a dark coloration & results in dark circles around the eyes.
7). HYPER PIGMENTION: In some people, there is more melanin production around the eyes as compared to other body parts which lead to dark circles. This condition in medical terms is known as “peri-orbital hyperpigmentation.”

HOME HEALTH CARE TIPS TO REMOVE EYES DARK CIRCLE
There are various natural health tips which you can try to get rid of dark circles. These natural health tips are available easily at your own home settings which are cost-effective for you. The most important thing about these natural home remedies is that you have to practice these regularly for a better result as these take time for their effectiveness. These natural home tips are as follows:

· LEMON JUICE: Application of lemon juice is also helpful in removing the Dark circles. Apply the lemon juice around your eyes with the help of cotton balls & let it dry for an hour then wipe it with a damp cloth. Do this home remedy for two to three times in a day & this will help in the removal of dark circles as the lemon has a natural bleaching property as well is a rich source of vitamin C.

· GREEN APPLE: Green apple is a rich source of potassium, vitamin B & C and is very helpful in removing the dark circles. Apply the paste of boiled green apple around the eyes & let it dry for an hour & then wash it with lukewarm water.

· RIPE APPLES: You can also use ripe apple thin slices directly on the eyes to get rid of dark circles as the ripe apples are a good source of tannin which helps in lightening your skin.

· ADEQUATE SLEEP: Inadequate sleeping pattern is a major cause of dark circles. A person should have a sleep time minimum of seven hours during night time. Adequate sleep time is required to give rest to the eyes. So for removing dark circles a person should have adequate and sound sleep.

· TURMERIC: Turmeric paste is very effective in removing the dark circles as turmeric has an anti-inflammatory, oxidant & healing property. You can use turmeric as making a thick paste of turmeric powder and pine apple juice. Apply this paste around your eyes, leave it for 10-15 minutes & then wipe it with a damp cloth. Repeat this remedy frequently for a better result.

· CUCUMBER: Cucumber is very helpful in removing the dark circles because of its cooling & soothing property. You can use cucumber in two ways; either you can apply cucumber juice around the eyes or you can apply thin cucumber slices directly on the eyes. Dip two clean cotton balls in cucumber juice & place them on each eye for 10 minutes. Frequently repeat this remedy for good results. You can also apply thin cucumber slices on the eyes to get rid of dark circles.

· MINT: Mint has a cooling property. You can apply the mint leaves juice around the eyes with the help of cotton balls or you can make a paste of turmeric & mint leaves juice. Leave this paste for 10 minutes & then wipe it with a damp cloth. Frequent use of this remedy can help in removing the dark circles to a greater extent.

· ROSE WATER: Rosewater has cooled, rejuvenating & skincare properties and is an easy & effective way to remove the dark circles. Apply the rose water on your close eyes with the help of clean cotton balls. This will help in reducing the dark circles within a few days.

· YOGA & MEDITATION: Stress is the main cause of dark circles. Yoga & meditation will help in reducing the stress by keeping the mind relax & peaceful. Practicing yoga and meditation on a regular base will help in reducing stress as well the dark circles.

· POTATO: Potato is having a natural bleaching property so helps in lightening the skin so potato application on the dark circles can help to get rid of dark circles. Apply the thin slices of raw potato on your close eyes & leave it for 10 minutes. This is the most effective and easy way to get rid of dark circles.

· ALMOND OIL: You can use almond oil around the eyes at bedtime, leave it overnight & wash in the morning. This will help in removing the dark circles if used regularly.

These all home remedies are very beneficial in getting rid of dark circles and are easily available at home. Just follow these home beauty tips & feel good as there is no matter to worry about the dark circles.

August 7, 2013

MEDICAL EDUCATION ON DRY EYE SYNDROME ALONG WITH EYE CARING HEALTH TIPS

Medical Health Education on Eye Care Tips

TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES……

The dry eye syndrome is a common condition, caused due to various lifestyle factors like air pollution, smoking, vehicular smoke, excessive use of gadgets like computers, iPods, mobiles, and the also use of air conditioners, heaters etc. Other factors like sedentary habits, excessive use of various cosmetics and chemicals can have an impact on the quality of our vision.

Hormonal changes are also a cause of the dry eye syndrome (DES); causing changes in tear production e.g. menopausal women are most often affected by dry eye. Older men are also affected by this problem. Nearly 50 percent of the population suffers from this problem. However, it is more prevalent among women and older individuals.
Eye care tips
What is Dry eye syndrome?
Sometimes people don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy and moist. 
This condition is known as dry eye. In a normal eye there is a tear film in front of the cornea that lubricates, nourishes, and protects the eye from dust and other irritants. Spread by blinking (about every six seconds), it keeps the surface of the eye optically clear and smooth, and also protects from infection. 
This film has several layers of fluid viz. the lipid, or oil layer; the watery layer; and mucus layer and is not like ordinary water in its composition. 
All three layers of tears in human eyes are very necessary for the proper lubrication. The Persons with dry eye syndrome have tears that are mostly water and evaporate quickly, providing little protection to the eye.
Symptoms:
Dry eyes are dry, irritated and uncomfortable eyes. Sometimes excess production of water from the lachrymal gland in dry eyes results in watery eyes.

Other symptoms include eye strain, sensitivity to light, headache, blurred vision, pain and foreign body sensation, itching in the eyes, red or burning eyes. Even repeated splashing of water in the eyes does not give any relief, instead, it worsens the condition.

People prone to DES may also find their eyes feel more uncomfortable after reading or watching television at a stretch. Constant eye strain can result in headaches or neck-ache, which may be the leading symptom.

If not treated early the dry eyes can progress to ulcer formation and opacity of the cornea resulting in permanent loss of vision.

Health Tips to prevent dry eyes:
Avoid direct blowing of air in eyes from hair dryers, car heaters, air conditioners or fans.
Add moisture to the air e g a humidifier can add moisture to indoor air.
While swimming wear wraparound glasses or eyeglass shields or swim goggles.
Take frequent breaks while reading some document or working on your PC (Personal Computer). Blink your eyes frequently.

Be aware of your environment. Air at high altitudes, desert areas and in the airplanes can be really dry. Close eyes repeatedly to minimise evaporation.

Position the computer screen below eye level. This will slow the evaporation of tears between eye blinks.

Stop smoking and avoid vehicular and other smoke.

Always Wear the sunglasses when you are outside to reduce the harmful exposure of sun, wind and dust to your eyes.

Do not use any eye drops meant for the normal eyes.

Avoid long term contact lens wear. Avoid surgery that involves making incisions in or removing tissue from the cornea i.e. laser correction of myopia, if you have dry eye problem.

Dry eye syndromeTreatment: Eye drops called artificial tears are used as substitute tears. If you need to use artificial tears more than every 2 hr, preservative-free brands may be better for you. These lubricate the eyes and help maintain moisture. 

The use of cyclosporine drops, work by stimulating tear production. It treats the underlying inflammation that's causing the problem, but only 25 percent to 30 percent of patients are benefited and cyclosporine doesn't work in every patient. 

Steroid eye drops may also be used occasionally. Surgical options include Lacrisert, a tiny insert filled with a lubricating ingredient (hydroxylpropyl cellulose) placed just inside the lower eyelid, where it constantly releases the lubrication. 

Another option is to close outlet channels temporarily with plugs to conserve your own tears and make artificial tears last longer. One more option is to permanently seal the opening of tear ducts by using heat cautery. Supplementary measures may include drinking more water to improve general hydration of the body, treating any inflammation of the lids and the measures mentioned under prevention.

Some individuals may find dry eye relief by supplementing their diet with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found naturally in foods like oily fish (salmon, sardines, anchovies) and flax seeds.
That’s it about this Medical education on Dry eye syndrome. Take care of your eyes by using these precaution and prevention. If you do not take it seriously then you will lose your vision….Have a healthy and bright life ahead…. Red rose
Sources: News Paper and books.