Aging makes collagen break down, causing loose and sagging eyelids. To strengthen the skin, do facial exercises 4 to 5 days a week. Stretch it out by placing a finger on the brow bone and blinking for 5 seconds. You can also stretch the eyelids downward or upward, or make the outer corner “smile.” Work out the eyelid muscle with repeated blinking. For a firming mask, apply egg white along the eyelid to tone the skin.
As we get older, so does our skin. It’s a natural and inevitable process. The skin around the eyes is one of the first parts to change, as it’s already quite thin. But can sagging eyelids be fixed?
With a few tricks, you can actually tighten the skin. This is even more important if drooping eyelids mess with your vision. Otherwise, for most people, the loose skin is a purely cosmetic issue. These solutions are not a magical fix, but they focus on naturally strengthening and toning skin. It’s a great alternative to Botox, plastic surgery, and other expensive procedures.
What Causes Loose Eyelids?
Aging slows down cell division. The inner layers of skin start to thin out, making it weak. This causes sagging and wrinkles. Collagen, an important skin protein, also takes a nosedive. It’s needed for a strong, thick structure. Aging reduces collagen production while existing collagen deteriorates. The process is even faster in diabetic patients.
How To Tighten Loose Eyelids
facial workouts help tighten the loose eyelids
To tone loose skin, do facial workouts. This will strengthen eyelid muscles that have started to sag. If the damage is already done you can do these exercises to prevent further, future drooping.
1. Extended Blinking
Raise your eyebrows.
Place a finger under your brow bone.
Hold the skin in place.
Close your eyes for 5 seconds.
Open them and repeat it for 5 minutes.
2. Closed Eyelid Stretch
Close your eyes.
Lift the eyebrows.
With your fingers, stretch your eyelids downward.
Count to five.
Relax. Repeat it for 5 times.
3. Open Eyelid Stretch
Lift the eyebrows.
Open your eyes as wide as you can.
Count to 5.
Relax. Repeat 5 times.
4. Eyelid Muscle Workout
Gently press two fingers on each temple.
Quickly open and close your eyes.
Continue for 5 minutes.
5. Eyelid Smile
Place a pointer finger on the outer corner of each eye.
Gently lift the eyelids upward.
Pause for 5 seconds.
Repeat 5 times.
How To Make A Firming Eyelid Mask
Egg whites are rich in collagen, which restores lost eyelid tissue
Egg whites are a popular ingredient in natural face masks. They’re known for tightening the skin, so why not use it on the eyelids? It’s cheap, gentle, and easy to prepare. Here’s how.
Remove the makeup on and around the eyelid.
Crack open an egg. Separate the yolk and egg white.
Using a cotton swab, apply a small amount to the eyelid.
Gently rub it across the upper crease.
Let it dry for about 5 minutes.
Rinse and wash off.
A Word Of Caution
Before using these remedies, wash your hands. Dirty fingers can easily transfer bacteria. Take your time to avoid accidentally poking yourself in the eyes!
As a preventative measure, wear sunglasses when you’re in the sun. Use shades that block both UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) rays. Even better, choose a pair that wraps around the head. This simple yet stylish accessory will protect the skin around the eyes while keeping cataracts at bay.