The eyes are said to be the window of our soul and are often considered to be the most important of our five senses. With our increased use of computers and mobiles, eyestrain is becoming an ongoing problem for many people.
Eyestrain and tiredness often leads to dark circles, puffiness and irritation around the eye area and if prolonged will lead to premature ageing.
By far the best remedy for eyestrain is time away from electronic devices and getting more sleep although it’s not always practical or possible to get the rest we need.
Cold, thinly sliced cucumber placed onto closed eyes for a few minutes will relieve some of the soreness and tiredness. The astringent action from the cucumber juice will help as cucumbers are high in antioxidants and flavonoids.