For eyes that speak

The eyes are called “the mirrors of the soul”. Even where beauty is concerned, people rate eyes as the most important feature. The first ageing begins around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is extremely vulnerable. It is thin in texture and lines and wrinkles very easily as there is no oil producing glands here to keep it smooth and soft. The eyes are the most over-worked feature of the face. The result of much strain tells on the eye muscles, which become tense, weary, leading to problems in visions.

• Tired eyes can be soothed with eye pads dipped in refrigerated rose water. Lie down and relax for 10 minutes.

• Cucumber juice or cucumber slices are also good for the eyes as they soothe and have a natural bleaching effect.

• Potato extract reduces puffiness and is a mild astringent. These remove the tired and fatigued look.

The skin around the eyes requires very gentle handling. Creams sho-uld be applied gently without massaging. Keep your eyes protected from exposure to harsh sunlight. Always wear sunglasses when going out.

For dark circles — massage the area with pure almond oil and apply cold, raw grated potato mixed with juice of half a lemon around the area. Leave for 20 minutes, and wash off with cold milk.

Remember healthy, bright sparkling eyes are beautiful!