During the cold winter months, we stock up on heavier than usual moisturizers because the weather can destroy our skin if we don’t. But, what about our eyes? You can’t really moisturize them as easy as you do your skin, and the winter weather can leave you with seasonal dry eyes. There are actually a couple of things that you can do in order to get rid of your itchy sticky eyes that are very common during the cold winter months.
If your eyes start tearing up when you go outside, you’re not alone. The cold winds, mixed with the warm dry heat from the furnace can cause your eyes to dry out quickly. This is because our tear glands can’t produce enough fluid to maintain enough moisture for such conditions.
How To Avoid Dry Eyes
Drink More Water
In the summer the hot weather forces you to drink something refreshing, but in the winter when we’re constantly cold, we don’t drink as many fluids. When you become dehydrated you can feel it in your eyes. Green tea is great for dry eyes because it’s packed with antioxidants and you can have it hot or cold.