If you’re anything like us, you spend a good 12 hours in front of the computer (ugh, depressing, right?) between work and home, at least five days a week. And between your tight shoulders, hunched back and squinting eyes, it’s not doing you any favors in the beauty department. Instead of freaking out, try shaping up with these tips:
1) Identify your goals, like “finish the weekly report” for your boss, then set boundaries, like limiting those pesky email notifications, Facebook alerts, etc. And make sure you take frequent breaks and walk around rather than spending a marathon session in front of your laptop.
2) Eye creams will help plump up the skin. If you’d rather DIY it, brew up some chamomile tea, soak a washcloth in it and hold the compress against the skin around your eyes for ten minutes twice a day.
3) The Mayo Clinic suggests the 20-20-20 rule: Take your eyes off the computer every 20 minutes and look at something twenty feet away for at least twenty seconds. You might even close your eyes for a few minutes to give them a reboot. As for the dryness, blink often (you’ll produce refreshing tears), and if that’s not enough, keep a bottle of eye drops around.