Eye is the main feature of the body that attracts others towards you. Therefore, everyone dreams to have bright, white and sparkling eyes.
A clear, milky-white sclera denotes good health and beauty while reddish and yellowish sclera indicates illness and fatigue. The sclera becomes yellowish with age for some reasons such as long-term exposure to UV rays, air pollution, smoke, tiredness etc.
Achieving white sclera is not something very hard as you may think. Here are a few simple tips that can make your eyes brighter, whiter and appear fresh and healthy:
Wash Your Eyes with Homemade Eyewash
Dust and pollen in the air can cause yellowing of your eyeballs. It is important to wash away those impurities from the eyes to keep them clear. Instead of relying on expensive eyewashes, you can use the following home remedies to wash your eyes:
- Mixture of Distilled water and salt:
Get 1 cup of distilled water and add 1 teaspoon of salt with it. Mix them well and make a solution.
- Mixture of Boiled / Distilled water and brewed green tea:
Get a half cup of boiled or distilled water and a cup of brewed green tea. Mix them well and make a solution. If you use boil water, let the solution cool completely before using it.
You can use these eye washes several times a day for best result.
Use Natural Antibiotics – Propolis
Propolis is a natural resinous substance that can make your eyes whiter. It helps keeping the tissue clean, flexible, and permeable. It also protects your eyes and strengthen them against aging.
Propolis is one of the best bacteria fighting agents that combats with infections as well as conjunctivitis. It may help with cataracts as well.
Therefore, use Propolis 2-4 times a day to maintain a clean and whiter eyeballs.
Keep the Eyes Hydrated and Moisturized
Dryness and dehydration can really take a toll on the whites of your eyes.
Focusing on a specific task or constantly stating at your computer screen, cell phone or television for too long can make your eyes dry. Blink frequently to moisten your eyes and prevent them from drying out.
Drinking plenty of water is also extremely important to keep your eyes hydrated which can definitely help getting rid of tired and dull eyes. It also provides your body with the moisture it needs to increase tear production.
Getting enough sleep (7 and 9 hours every night) also helps your eyes re-hydrate. During sleep, your eyelids replenish your eyeballs with the needed moisture.
Follow an Eye-Healthy Diet
Following a diet rich in Vitamins A, C and E, antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin) and zinc provides your eyes with the nutrients they need to stay healthy which can make your eyeballs whiter. Therefore, include fresh fruits and vegetables in your regular diet as much as possible.
You must avoid sugary foods and meals high in fats that may turn into toxins which flood your liver. When your liver can’t function properly, the toxins take over your entire body, which can result in yellow or red eyes.
You must also avoid beverages high in caffeine and reduce salt in your diet to prevent dehydration.
Other than the above, you may also do some Eye Exercises, to maintain healthy and youthful eyes.
It is advisable that you consult a medical professional if the color change of sclera is due to some serious medical or physical condition.