Take care of your eyes this Winter
3rd January 2012
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Colds, sore throats, painful joints, cracked lips and dry skin; the winter brings with it a plethora of unfortunate and unavoidable ailments. Many of us are unaware, however of the risks that the icy wind, cold temperatures, central heating and often bright sun can present to our eyes and the ways to protect them from damage.

Bothering Bags

According to a recent study carried out by anti-aging experts Adonia Organics, the winter months can age adults by almost five years. Eye bags are a common issue as they tend to darken in the colder months due the significant lack of sunlight which can result in a deficiency of Vitamin D. To tackle the evil dark circles, make sure to get lots of sleep at night and take power naps when possible, moisturise your face well to enrich skin, pat your eye with something cool to shrink the blood vessels (keeping spoons in the freezer is a good tip!) finally, using a simple concealer stick can hide any unwanted bags.

Dreary Dryness

Despite the amount of rain falling at this time of year, the winter can draw moisture out of your eyes resulting in damaging dryness. Strong winds outdoors and central heating indoors are two of the main culprits responsible for this seasonal ocular discomfort, especially for contact lens wearers. To tackle this unwanted symptom of the winter months, invest in some eye drops or mist to replenish your eyes with moisture.

Dangerous Damage

The eyes are the one body part that you do NOT want to damage as their delicacy can render it difficult for the body to repair them. If you’re a winter sports enthusiast or are heading out on a walk in highlands, don’t forget to protect your eyes with high quality goggles or sunglasses that will block out ultraviolet rays that could otherwise cause harm to the lens or cornea.

Don’t forget, if your eyes are bothering you it is always best to arrange a consultation with an optician to access any winter damage. Coopers Square Shopping Centre has an array of shops and services to help you look after your eyes! To book a winter eye test or to purchase a pair of this season’s hottest specs, book an appointment at one of Coopers Square’s two opticians, Vision Express or Optical Express. To avoid bags, pick up a moisturiser from Boots, we love the Soap & Glory Moisturising Eye Gel (£9.00). To hide unwanted dark circles, head to Superdrug to pick up a good quality concealer, such as this 2true stick (£1.99) and don’t forget to invest in a hydrating product for keep your eyes moist, this Superdrug Dry Eye Mist is the perfect solution.

Follow these top tips and you’ll be bright eyed and bushy tailed this winter!

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