When it comes to taking care of our health, we tend to overlook an extremely important body part – our eyes. Your eyes work hard all day long, from the moment you open them in the morning to the time you close them when you sleep. Even if you don’t feel like there’s anything wrong with your eyes at the moment, looking after them can do wonders in the long run.
Prioritising eye care in your daily routine helps you to avoid contamination and infection, as well as improve your vision. Reduce your chances of eye issues in the future with these simple tips!
Take care of your contacts
If you wear contact lens, you probably know the essential dos and don’ts. Besides not sleeping in them, it’s crucial that you keep them clean to avoid a serious infection. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap before putting in and removing your contact lens. Also, use fresh solution every night and replace your storage case every three months.
Another important habit is to ensure that water doesn’t get onto the lens. Tap water contains microorganisms that can be harmful to your eyes. Wearing your contact lens when you swim, shower or wash your face can lead to a severe infection. So, to save yourself from any potential discomfort, take your contact lens out before you do anything water-related.
Eat a balanced diet
You’ve probably been told to eat your carrots for good vision, and there is some truth to that. Carrots are rich in beta carotene and lutein, which are antioxidants that help to prevent eye damage caused by free radicals. Your body converts beta carotene into vitamin A, which is needed to form rhopsodin – the pigment in your eye cells that help you to see at night.
Apart from carrots, you should also consume fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, as they can slow down the progression of age-related vision loss. Vitamin E, which is found in nuts, seeds and green vegetables, is beneficial for protecting your eyes from tissue breakdown. In any case, a nutrient-rich diet protects your overall health and decreases your odds of developing chronic eye conditions.
Limit your screen time
With our incredibly busy lifestyle, staring at a computer screen for hours every day is a normal occurrence. However, prolonged screen time leads to eye irritation, fatigue, dryness and blurred vision.
To give your eyes a break from time to time, follow the 20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen and set your gaze on an object that’s 20 feet away (about 6 meters) from you, for at least 20 seconds. You can also try wearing glasses that have blue light protection on them.
If your eyes are feeling extra tired from squinting at your screen, try our 45-minute Eye-Lite Therapy. Whatever your eye concerns are, whether it’s dark circles, fatigue or puffy eyes, you’ll feel rejuvenated after just one session. After cleansing, you can enjoy a hot and cold therapy, an eye lymphatic massage and a soothing mask that will leave your eyes refreshed!
Remove your makeup thoroughly
Makeup products used around your eyes contain debris that may cause eye irritation and redness if they’re not removed properly. Makeup removers and cleansing oils are effective at removing all your makeup, including stubborn products like mascara. For dark circles and puffy eyes, finish off with a cool compress.
Complement your skincare routine with our Time Capsule! Formulated with beneficial ingredients such as 9EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), Oligo Peptide and WhiteTM (Butylene Glycol), this essence works to brighten and nourish your skin, leaving you with a much refreshed and awake complexion.
Even on a cloudy day when the sun doesn’t seem as powerful, its ultraviolet (UV) rays can still harm your eyes. Being exposed to sunlight and UV rays increases your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Skin cancer can also occur around your eyes, so be sure to choose a pair of sunglasses that provides 99 per cent protection against UVA and UVB rays. So, besides making a fashion statement and complementing your outfit, sunglasses are also essential in protecting your eye health.
Lastly, be sure to kick back and give your hardworking eyes the rest they need. And what better way to pamper yourself than with a relaxing facial treatment! For an affordable facial in Singapore, check out our signature Auras Detox Facial, available for new customers at just $51.36 (after 7%) for your first session, limited to 1 time per pax.
Take a breather and let our experienced aestheticians give you a customised treatment that’s tailored to your skin. It comes with a deep cleansing facial, light infusion ampoule therapy, and a metabolic face massage that is sure to relax your tired muscles around the face and eyes!