No one wants to talk to you because your droopy eyelids make it seem as though you are uninterested all the time? Fret not because there are a few things that you may try doing at home to perk up your peepers. Some of the simplest and most effective ones can be found below.
The aging process makes the eyelids drop due to lack of collagen, a type of protein that makes the skin firm. More collagen gets disintegrated than your body can produce, thus causing your eyelids to droop and skin elsewhere saggy and wrinkly. The fact that muscles tend to lose tone with the passing of years also adds to the problem.
It’s possible for you to undergo the knife just have your eyes opened up again. However, it is a procedure that does not come cheap. What’s more, surgery can come with certain risks — are you really willing to put up with the possibility of your eyes ending up having different shapes or sizes?
Don’t want to risk it? Then try the following exercises for dealing with droopy eyelids:
Strengthening the muscles in the forehead can help in reducing the droopiness of your eyelids. What you need to do is place the tips of your index, middle and ring fingers below your eyebrows. Push your eyebrows as high as you can. Using the muscles in the forehead, push your fingers down. Hold for about 5 seconds. Allow your forehead muscles to relax. Repeat this 8 to 10 times every single day.
This time, you have to raise your eyebrows as high as you can without the help of your fingertips. It will also help a lot if you try to open your eyes as widely as possible. Maintain it for about 5 seconds. Afterwards, allow your eyebrow muscles and peepers to relax completely. Do this 8 to 10 times every day. By the way, make sure that no one is around to see you doing this rather weird exercise.
Get started by placing the entire length of your index fingers under your eyebrows, with your elbows extended to sides. Push upwards a little until your index fingers are pressed against the brow bones — this should make your eyes pop open. Slowly, try to have your eyes closed. This should create tension that your index fingers can feel. Relax your eyes after 5 seconds. Repeat daily for 8 to 10 times.
It’s not enough that you do these exercises on a daily basis to get rid of your droopy eyelids. There are also a few things that need to be done in order to make the above mentioned exercises deliver superb results:
Consume foods that are rich in vitamin C
Experts say that vitamin C is crucial for the production of collagen. So to make sure that your eyelids are firmed up with the help of collagen, regularly include in your diet the likes of cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, oranges, papayas, guavas and kiwis.
Shield your face from the sun
Did you know that excessive exposure to the sun can cause breakdown of collagen? It’s for this reason why you should protect your peppers from the sun if you want to keep your droopy eyelids from worsening. Accessorize with large sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats when going outside.
Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep at night
Nothing can make your eyes appear sleepy more than you actually feeling sleepy. So to save your eyelids from looking droopy, make sure that you get a good night’s sleep. Besides, there are also so many other beauty perks offered by staying in dreamland for 7 to 9 hours each time.