– Ed

The first thought that springs to mind when we see a black eye, is that some physical altercation was involved. True, but there are many causes of black eye from accidents to surgery. Whatever the cause, the result is there for all to see, which elicits all sorts of speculation from colleagues and friends, and the sooner it can disappear the better.

This will help to get rid of black eye

The healing of a black eye will take its own course and will usually take a few weeks. The colour may change as it heals from purple, blue to green and yellow. While there is no magic cure to get rid of a black eye overnight, here are some things that may help speed up the healing process, so that your eye can look and feel better faster:

Start with cold

Apply ice to lower the temperature of the area around the eye as soon as possible after the injury and frequently thereafter for the first twenty-four hours.

Switch to warm

After a day or two of applying cold packs, apply warm (not hot) compresses to your black eye. This will increase blood flow to the area to facilitate healing.

Gently Massage

Massage the area surrounding the bruise (not the black eye itself) in the days following the injury. This may help activate the lymphatic system near the bruise and speed up the healing process.

Snack on pineapple

This tropical fruit contains a mixture of enzymes that reduce inflammation and speed healing, which may help your shiner go away faster.

Vitamin C

Though vitamin C may do more to reduce how easily you bruise, by strengthening blood vessels and reducing their tendency to leak after blunt trauma, it may also help speed the healing of your black eye.

Bilberry extract

A relative of the blueberry and cranberry, bilberry contains potent antioxidants that may help reduce or eliminate bruising by increasing the effectiveness of vitamin C and strengthening capillaries.

In most cases, you will see noticeable improvement in the appearance of your black eye within a week.

As a black eye begins to heal, it can turn purple, blue, green or even yellow.
A mild black eye may initially appear red, then darken and get more swollen with time.
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