Some Great Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

There are so many things that affect the health of our eyes and dryness is a common problem. For that reason we'll be giving you some natural remedies to help dry eyes in today's article
Some Great Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Written by Ekhiñe Graell

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Taking care of your eyes is very important. Nowadays, we are exposed to several factors that can harm you significantly, like the computer or the television. You should also remember that, over time, your eyes lose some of their most important functions. Below are some natural remedies for dry eyes, which is one of the most common problems.

Remember that this kind of remedy should only be used in non-serious cases. If not, we recommend seeing a specialist. They are the only ones who can give you a professional opinion and resolve any serious issues you may have. You shouldn’t use products or medicine that haven’t been prescribed by a doctor.

One of the simplest natural remedies for dry eyes is to blink. It is your eyes’ automatic response. However, sometimes they don’t do it frequently enough, and that can have negative consequences. For example, when you are in front of a computer, your eyes tend to spend long periods of time without blinking. As a result they experience dryness and discomfort.

Blinking activates tear production, which fights dryness. It’s best to do exercises so that you can monitor the times that you blink in a determined period of time. Likewise, if you spend a lot of time in front of a computer or watching television, it’s best to take a 10-minute rest every hour. As a result, your eyes will be able to lubricate themselves and rest.

Remedies for dry eyes: chamomile

Chamomile is a natural product that is a huge help for lubricating your eyes and fighting dryness. You just have to make an infusion, strain the liquid, and soak a cloth or gauze in it. Then, put this on your closed eyes and leave it on for 15 minutes. Chamomile, in addition to lubricating them, reduces inflammation, and relaxes your eyes.

Another option is simply to soak a cloth or compress in cold water and carry out the same procedure. You can repeat this process two or three times a week, mainly at night before going to sleep. It’s very important to be careful if you wear contacts.

Humidify the air

Humidifying the air is another natural option to fight dry eyes, especially in extremely dry areas or environments. It’s very easy to buy humidifiers that release vapor every once in a while and as a result, will humidify the air. If you don’t have one, you can also boil a little bit of water in a pot. Then, very carefully, put your face near the steam that comes from it.

The moisture in the air will help lubricate them and make them feel relaxed. You will also prevent discomfort or irritation, which tends to be very common when you are in very dry environments.


Cucumber is one of the most popular remedies for lubricating, refreshing, and reducing inflammation in the eyes. In fact, it is commonly used to make masks or cosmetic products that are applied to this part of your face. The normal procedure is to cut a few slices of cucumber and place them on your closed eyes.

Leave them on there for 20 minutes. As a result, your eyes will hydrate and relax. Cucumber will even help reduce inflammation in the eyelids.

Black tea

Black tea has antioxidant properties that also help to hydrate dry eyes. In this case, you simply re-use the tea bags that you use to make a cup of tea – making sure they’ve cooled down first of course!


Because they contain a large amount of water, potatoes, just like cucumbers, are a natural product that is great for fighting eye dryness. Cut a few slices of potato and put them on your closed eyes. Leave them there for a few minutes, especially at night before going to bed.

In addition to hydrating your eyes, potatoes also relax and reduce inflammation in them. If necessary, change the slices so that the hydration is constant and you get the best results.

We hope that these remedies for dry eyes will be useful for you and relieve the discomfort of this irritating complaint.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.