As a beauty blogger I am keen to look after my skin. I use a good cleansing routine with a rigorous process of applying day creams, night creams, serums and eye creams to keep the wrinkles at bay. But when it comes to my eye health? I’m clueless.
The last time I got a cold I had the worst pain just above my right eye. At the time my friend asked when I had last had an eye test and she was appalled by my answer, I’ve never had one. I assumed having an eye test was something you did when you felt your eyesight was deteriorating or you suffer from headaches. I had neither so why would I need a test? It turns out I’m not alone in being rubbish at looking after my eyes with 42% of Brits believing deteriorating eye health is inevitable and Bausch & Lomb have some great products that you can use to improve your eye health and help with dry eye.
One way of looking after your eyes is to take a supplement designed to maintain normal vision and slow natural processes of eye ageing. Ocuvite Complete (RRP £14.95) contains DHA, zinc, vitamins c and e, lutein and zeaxanthin which all can help to play a part in protecting our cells from oxidative damage. I’ve been taking zinc for a while to help my body recover after heavy workouts so it is refreshing to see it included in a multi vitamin.
Not surprisingly I had no idea there was an eye care routine, very similar to my night time skincare routine, that could help alleviate the dryness I regularly feel in the morning.
Artelac Nighttime Gel (RRP £4.99) is designed to be used like your cosmetic eye cream with lipids, sterilised water and carbomer gel to seal in moisture overnight. I found after using this for a few nights that my eyes weren’t as dry and sore in the morning.
Artelac Rebalance (RRP £6.95) is an eye drop designed for day use to hydrate and protect the eyes when they feel sore or irritated. It contains wonder product hyaluronic acid as well as viscoelactor to strengthen the film of tears without blurring your vision. I found this was perfect to moisturise my eyes following a long day of staring at my computer at work.
Lastly there’s the Biotrue Rewetting Drops (RRP £7.95) which is perfect for contact lens wearers to sooth and refresh tired and dry eyes. The bottle is so unique it is actually designed to be preservative free so perfect for those who wear contacts. I don’t but I do like this product and it instantly wakes up my eyes around lunch time when the prolonged VDU use is starting to get too much.
I just hope, at the age of 33, I’m not too late to help prolong my vision and the health of my eyes, I’ve even booked that eye test! How about you?
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