There are various health concerns for us all to be aware of but none more “in your face” (literally) than those that concern our eyes, ears, and nose. After all, we can’t ignore even the slightest change to these all-important centers for our senses. The key here, however, is to take care of these front body parts on a regular basis. In other words, don’t wait until something goes wrong before paying attention! Here is an easy plan to care for your eyes, ears, and nose.
Care for Your Eyes
Imagine a life without your eyesight. Chances are, if you are already sighted, you would do just about anything to keep it that way. Interestingly, however, a large majority of people don’t see their eye doctor regularly. They also don’t do things like taking supplements for their eyes and using non-toxic products. Furthermore, our eyes need rest and recovery time after strain and periods of long use. Computers, phones, and harshly lit environments can actually damage your eyes without proper care. Most common eye problems are fortunately preventable or manageable.
Eye Care Check List
- Get the proper amount of sleep each night (8 to 10 hours is average for most people)
- See your eye care professional for a checkup every year.
- Change your eyewear prescription when needed.
- Tell your doctor about any symptoms that affect your eyes.
- Use non-toxic, organic face products and makeup when possible.
- Don’t overuse eye drops.
- Rest eyes periodically throughout the day when on electronic devices such as computers and phones.
Care for Your Ears
Failure to take care of your ears on a regular basis could result in hearing problems early on. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to keep your ears in top condition. The most important thing is to keep them clean, as a build-up of wax can lead to more severe problems further down the line. Here are some quality ear cleaning tips in case you have forgotten…pun intended. It is also, of course, wise to avoid unprotected exposure to loud noises. This includes listening to your music with headphones on.
Ear Care Check List
- Know how to properly clean your ears.
- Use ear protection (earplugs) if you are exposed to continued loud noises.
- Make sure your doctor checks your ears at your physical.
- See an ear specialist for chronic symptoms or concerns.
- Don’t stick anything into your ear canal.
- Note any changes in hearing or ear sensations.
Care for Your Nose
Our sense of smell is one of those things that can easily be taken for granted. That is until you get a major cold that stops you up like a wine cork. Understand that our noses are on the front line of a battle to keep toxic substances out of the body. They are simply filters that take the brunt of some pretty nasty hits throughout the day.
As with your eyes and ears, it’s important to take care of your nose and sinuses. This means keeping it clear and clean as much as possible. I use tools like a netti pot and nasal oil to keep things operating smoothly. It’s also extremely important to eat healthy foods to ensure the immune system can fight alongside your nose.
Nose Care Check List
- Always keep your nose clean.
- Report any significant changes in smell or function to your doctor.
- Avoid breathing strong vapors or toxic substances.
- Use nose-clearing tools like the netti pot or saline solutions to keep your sinuses working well.
- Don’t overuse nose sprays that can be addicting.
- Try not to blow your nose too hard, as you can rupture blood vessels and damage the membrane.
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