2. Apply a cool compress to the eye area is another natural remedy.
When you use a cold compress, use it with a towel. For instance, place a towel over your eye and place ice on the towel. Let it sit on the area for 15 to 20 minutes. It can be repeated several times a day. Allow a couple of hours in between before doing it again. The cold compress will help reduce pain, swelling, and redness.
Once you notice an improvement in the eye area, don’t touch it. Every time you put the cold compress over your eye, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. Dry them off thoroughly with a clean cloth.
Always use a clean towel when doing the cold compress. Don’t use the same towel each time. It may be a good idea to lie down when doing the compress, so you’re in a comfortable position.