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The Eyes Have It: An Organic, Plant-Loving Girl’s Guide to Healthy Eyes

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“The eyes are one of the most powerful tools a woman can have. With one look, she can relay the most intimate message. After the connection is made, words cease to exist.” ― Jennifer Salaiz

My, what beautiful eyes you have! With just one look, you can melt or wither a person. Those peepers can convey paragraphs, even pages of emotion, and reveal the depths of your soul. Don’t they deserve some TLC?

Taking care of your eyes begins with what you put in your mouth. You’re thinking carrots, right? Sure, carrots aren’t a bad way to go, but your eye health can benefit from an even more powerful set of super-veggies. Embrace leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, and broccoli. These superfoods have more carotenoids than a carrot, something your eyes will love you for! If you’re looking for a pop of color to compliment your greens, those carrots really are a good start. For more variety, keep thinking orange: sweet potatoes, apricots and cantaloupe are a few other options.

While we’re on the subject of food, you’re going to want to boost your intake of antioxidants to help reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases and cataracts. Is it any surprise that a plant-based diet is ideal for this quest? Fresh fruits and vegetables like papaya, cantaloupe, strawberries, green peppers, oranges, and grapefruit are fantastic sources of the antioxidant rich Vitamin C. (Just think of all the amazing juicing options you’ve got here! Experiment with combos of leafy greens and Vitamin C fruits.) Don’t forget Vitamin E, too! You’ll find an eye-healthy amount in almonds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. Feel like your pantry is fully stocked with eye-boosting munchies? Just wait, we’ve got a few more. Get your fill of legumes: blacked-eyed peas, lima beans, and peanuts just to name a few. These beauties are loaded with zinc, which may protect your eyes from the damaging effects of light.

You’ve off to a great start with that healthy, plant-loving diet! Now let’s talk about what else your eyes crave. Be kind and loving to the windows of your soul and avoid applying make-up and skincare products that contain nasty chemical ingredients. The whole point of eye shadow, liner and mascara is to enhance your beauty, not to irritate your eyes. The tender skin around your peepers deserves to be pampered with natural, organic products.

Also, don’t forget your movie-star style sunglasses! Showing off your perfect cat-eye can wait until you’re out of the sun. Your eyes need UV protection just like your skin. Even with a diet rich in zinc and antioxidant-laden plants, you’ve got to pop on the cool specs to ward off harmful sunrays.

There’s one last eye-loving tip. As healthy as your natural, organic makeup is, it shouldn’t remain in place while you sleep. Make sure make-up removal is a regular fixture in your nightly routine. Before you hop into bed, apply a dab of Eye Nutrient Cream enriched with VitaminCells around the eyes. It contains patented antioxidants that reinforces and replenishes the delicate skin around the eyes. After all, if you’re going to amp up your eye health, you want to feature those gorgeous peepers with youthful, glowing skin, right?

We want to see those beautiful, healthy eyes! Give us a wink and a snap a pic. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram with @eccobellabeauty and use the hashtag #EBEyesHaveIt.

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