How to Protect Your Eyes in Winter

How to Protect Your Eyes in Winter

In winter, many people tend to forget the harmful effects of solar radiation. It’s especially dangerous for winter sports enthusiasts, who spend pretty much time outside in the snow. Not only your skin, but your eyes deserve special attention in the winter sunshine as well.

woman-snow-winter-sunglassesWear sunglasses on a regular basis!

The winter sun is perhaps more dangerous than the summer one, as the white of the snow is reflecting the lights literally.

This is not only a serious problem when driving your car, but also have long-term negative effects for your vision. So it is especially important to wear good quality sunglasses in winter.

eye-creamDelicate skin under the eyes

The sunglasses give double-effective protection in winter, because they are protecting the delicate skin under your eyes at the same time.

This area has the thinnest layer of skin on your whole body surface, that’s why the first wrinkles appear there so early. Make sure that you use a cream with SPF under the sunglasses!

face-creamDo not forget to hydrate!

Many women are too lazy to use rich creams multiple times a day in winter. But the minuses, wind, solar radiation, indoor air and the hot bath are drying your skin!

If you don’t consume adequate amounts of fluid and don’t apply creams regularly, it may cause pain, redness and shedding of dead skin cells.

winter-hat-womanWear a hat!

Those caps and hoods are effective and comfy in winter. They can prevent the health of your scalp and hair with shielding from the cold wind and the minuses outside.

Don’t care too much about your hairstyle this time: a ponytail or a just-out-of-bed look will certainly do the trick under your hat!

dripping-eye-dropDry eyes

In winter, your eyes dry out easier, as heating reduces the moisture content of the air. This may cause irritation.

Reflexive rubbing makes it even worse! To avoid this, use eye drops whenever you feel the need, and put a humidifier device in your office and bedroom!

swollen-puffy-eyes-face-allergyAgainst puffy eyes

Not only allergy, but fatigue may trigger these two problems as well. Or even a vitamin K or D deficiency, which is so typical in winter.

Since your eyes are a major determinant of your appearance, you really should care about proper vitamin intake. You can take them in pill form, but don’t forget to consult your doctor first!

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