WATER: The Elixir of Life
Drink plenty of water. Water is the most important substance that your body needs. If you are not drinking enough water, you may suffer from a dehydration headache. For a person to remain healthy he or she must drink at least ten glasses of water a day. If your intake of water is less than this then by all means drink more water.
Water is indeed the elixir of life. The more water you drink, the better you will feel. If you do not drink enough water, the water balance of the body will be completely disrupted. Make no mistake about this. The major content of all the cells in your body is indeed water. And when your body does not get enough water, it will end up dehydrated. This will invariably result in a headache.
Do not let water get into your ears. This is especially true if you take dips in a pool. In this case, the best thing you can do is cover your hair and ears with a bathing cap. In most pools chemicals are added to the water to keep it clean and disinfected. These chemicals however are not the best thing for your body and hair. So it is always advisable to cover your head with some protective material.
If water does go into your ears try and take it out as soon as you can. Other wise you will develop a ringing sensation in your ears, which is next door to a headache. The best way to get rid of the water in your ear is to pour in a little more water and then tilt you head to the side of the ear that has water in it. The result is that all the water will come out of your ear.
Cool your eye muscles with slices of cucumber. This is a wonderful way to relax yourself. If you have had a hard day or have had to be out in the sun for long, the best thing that you can do to soothe yourself is to apply a slice of cucumber to each of your eyes. This is a 100% natural method of cooling your eyes and you will be surprised at how refreshed you feel when you remove those slices after a couple of minutes.
Eye exercises are good for you. Below you can find tips on how to exercise your eyes.
1. Stare straight ahead of you preferably at a distant object.
2. Close your eyes and let any glimmers of light fade away.
3. Now open your eyes and move your eye balls to the extreme top of your eye sockets and keep them there for a few seconds.
4. Now move them down to the extreme bottom and keep them there for a few seconds.
5. Next, move them to the extreme left.
6. Then bring them to the extreme right.
7. Finally bring them towards your nose.
8. Repeat this exercise three or four times a day.
Apply a soothing face pack. Face packs are a wonderful way of de-stressing yourself. Many grocery stores and beauty supply stores carry them.
You can make your own face pack at home using things that are 100% safe on your skin. One of the best face packs that I have come across that is equally effective for a sinus headache as well as a tension headache is a curd
face pack. What you have to do is chill curd in the refrigerator for a few minutes. If you do not have curd, yogurt will do. Then all you have to do is apply a thin coating of this curd or yogurt on your forehead and on the region around your eyes. But you must be careful to see that it does not get into your eyes. When you feel that the first coat has dried up apply one more coat. Then lie down with your face up for five to ten minutes.