The eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. Through these small organs, a person can show a variety of emotions and reactions. More often than not, the eyes speak of the true feelings of the person despite what he or she says with her mouth.
When a person is tired, the eyes are two of the most visible indicators. Tired eyes are red, watery, a bit cloudy, and somehow has the “droopy” look. Most obvious is the lack of “life” in it. People who are in a lot of stress have a noticeable look, eyes that appear distant and just see through objects without actually recognizing them. Good examples are those of soldiers who recently have fought in a war, of victims of calamities and disasters, rape victims such as Vietnam comfort women and people who do things that are basically against their own will and conviction to do so.
Fatigue and stress are the most common reasons why the eyes look tired. Here are some tips on how to combat this tired look and eliminate the telltale signs of tired eyes.
First, try to get some sleep. Eye bags are often caused by lack of sleep. Long working hours, partying till the morning and just simply overworking can cause your eyes to look tired. If 8 hours of sleep is impossible to achieve, try to get as much of it at night and then take a power nap in the afternoon.
Try to remain hydrated. During long work hours, it is easy to forget to drink water. A good way to remember this is to keep a tumbler filled with water with you at all times. Every time you see it, take a sip. A night of drinking can also dry the skin up and contribute to swelling and puffiness under the eyes. Make sure you drink a glass of water before sleeping if you went out drinking.
Limit your salt intake. Instead, load up on foods rich with Vitamin B which actually reduces bloating. Stay away from oily and preserved foods as well.
Get some “me time”. Ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the afternoon may be enough to rejuvenate your spirit. Take this time to listen to your favorite music, take a short walk or just lean back and remember good memories to give your inner self a boost.
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