Your eyes are one of the most important organs in your body. Therefore, taking care of them is as essential as taking showers. Keep reading to find out more about what you can do to ensure your eyes are protected and cared for during the winter.
Control Indoor Temps
With the air being very dry, it can affect your eyes, especially for those who already struggle with dry eyes. Things can get made worse if people normally set high temperatures in their homes. So, keep the heat down to allow extra moisture in the air, protecting your eyes from dry eye. You can also try using a humidifier. We obviously need to keep warm in winter. However, that warm air is also dry. Unfortunately, this increases your chances of developing dry eyes, and if you already have dry eyes, this can make it worse. A humidifier doesn’t hinder your ability to stay warm; it works with the heat to keep the air moist enough for healthy eyes, which in turn will make your eyes very happy.
As funny as it might sound, blinking helps our vision and protect our eyes. Studies show that our blinking slows down when we engage in activities that require firm visual attention. We recommend you blink more so that your eyes naturally generate plenty of lubrication. Read more on why blinking is important.
Keep Your Eyes Clean
With the holidays and all different kinds of festivities going on in the winter, most people feel that their eyes are clean. Some also think that blinking is all there is to clean your eyes. Well, they are wrong. With holidays around, most people tend to get lazy with their eye hygiene. Wash your face before going to bed, especially if you wear makeup. The skin you cover with makeup can hide germs, so if you do not wash it off, you may wind up with debris in your eyes. This can negatively impact your eye health. Also, we highly recommend you never share makeup brushes, or the makeup itself, for the same reasons.
Having pink eyes or a bacterial infection might work great for a Halloween costume, but it will not go well with your Christmas outfit. So be safe and take care of your eyes.