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Thursday, October 25, 2012


The eyes are the windows to the soul...and also a dead giveaway to your recent past, whether you pulled an all-nighter with a sick kid, drank too much the night before, are suffering from allergies, or succumbed to a crying jag over a jerk of a guy or a tear-jerker of a movie. Whatever has made your eyes puffy and red, there is help as close as your freezer.

Grab a bag of frozen veggies. Lie down if you can, but if not, sit in a comfortable chair with your head back. Place the bag of veggies over your eyes for ten minutes. This will decrease blood flow and reduce swelling. You'll look better and feel better.

For added benefit, while the veggies are working their magic on your eyes, take calming breaths (see yesterday's blog post from health editor Janice Kerr,) to help relieve the stress in your life.

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