Tears are mainly made of oil, water, and mucus in equal amounts. When your eyes become irritated and inflamed, the eyes then stop the production of oil in the eyelid glands thus resulting in dry eyes. An easy way to alleviate the irritation caused by this is by using a warm compress on the eyelids for a few minutes. The moisture from the warm cloth will help to loosen the clogged oils in the glands and alleviate the discomfort as well.
Wet a clean washcloth with warm water.
Squeeze the excess water out and place it over your eyelids for 5 minutes.
Gently press it over your eyelids.
Repeat daily for a week to reduce inflammation.
3. Drink more water.