How to Look After Your Tired Eyes – Tips & Product Recommendations
There are many things that can make your eyes feel tired and irritated. Maybe you’ve been looking at a screen for too long, not taken regular breaks from work involving your eyes (driving, working on a PC or reading, for example), you might have been exposed to too much sun light, have the wrong types of glasses or maybe you’ve just not had enough sleep.
If you are a parent, it’s probably the latter! I’ve not had enough sleep for about three years. My eldest is three years old — see how that worked out! Most nights are disturbed by one or two children and I never feel that I’ve slept long enough — with that I mean until I wake up from being properly rested, not from being kicked in the face.
I also work on a computer most days and I also spend time on my phone and iPad for work and leisure so that makes my eyes tired too. I have some tricks and products that I like to use to help my eyes recover and feel a bit less tired.
- I try to get as much sleep as I can by going to bed a bit earlier some days. I aim to get at least 7-8 hours as that’s what I feel is the minimum amount I need.
- Taking short breaks from my computer or iPad regularly is very important too and the breaks help my eyes recover.
- Longer periods away from screens are important too and I try to spend larger chunks of my day screen-free.
- Sesderma C-Vit Eye Contour Patches make a lovely pampering and anti-aging treat. You place the patches under your eyes and let them boost skin resistance, fight signs of fatigue and reduce dark circles with quick results. They’re very hydrating too.
- The Therapearl Eye-ssential Eye Mask can be used hot or cold and feels so lovely on tired eyes. Because it covers your eyes, it provides a good excuse to lay down and rest properly for 15 minutes or so as you let the mask refresh your eyes. I love using mine cold. The pearls shape really well to lay perfectly over my eyes.
- Using a daily eye lid wipe each evening helps to gently clean away any debris from your eyes that might cause irritation. They cleanse your eyelids and eyelashes and help relieve symptoms of sore eyes. The Biotrue 20 Daily Eye Lid Hygiene Wipes are suitable for everyone, even babies and people with sensitive eyes.
- Good quality eye creams can be very refreshing and soothing too and help your eyes look and feel more rested and youthful. Some of my favourite creams to perk up my eyes are Embryolisse Radiant Eye and Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream. Both these creams are perfect for tired eyes! I like to keep them on my desk to remind me to apply when I’m working.
- Hyalual Gel WOW Eyes Masks are reusable masks made from natural ingredients to tighten and tone skin around the eye and to soothe swollen, puffy and tired eyes. You stick them on your closed eyes and relax for 20 minutes while the masks pampers your eyes.
Some products mentioned are PR samples that I’ve chosen to include in this guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own.