How to Fix a Droopy Eyelid without Surgery
Over time, skin loses its firmness and elasticity due to decreased production of collagen. This can cause folds to appear on the skin and in many cases they begin to yield to gravity. An example of this ageing process is the appearance of a droopy eyelid. Besides being an obvious sign of ageing, droopy eyelids may interfere with the visual field, hindering optic capacity.
Fortunately there are ways to slow or reverse this process in its initial stages. While many solutions for removing excess skin on the eyelids involve going under the knife, there are also some natural remedies that can help improve the appearance of the face and correct this problem. If you want to learn more about how to fix a droopy eyelid without surgery, pay close attention to this oneHOWTO article.
Chamomile is an excellent remedy for a droopy eyelid because its anti-inflammatory properties help to conceal the bag covering the eye. An effective way to use chamomile for droopy eyelids is by placing tea bags over the eyes. To do so you must make chamomile tea and then refrigerate the tea bag.
When the tea bag is cool, lie down in a comfortable position and place the bag over your eyes for at least 20 minutes. For this home remedy to produce results, you need to be consistent and repeat the process every night before bed.
You can also make your own homemade firming cream based on natural ingredients. This firming cream is very easy to make because all you need is:
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 4 tablespoons natural yogurt
- 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 1/2 cucumber.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender, apply to the eyelids, let rest for 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Egg whites are another excellent remedy for droopy eyelids. First, separate the egg white from the yolk. Then, using a cotton ball, apply egg white to the eyelid (clean the eyelid and remove any makeup first). Repeat the process until your eyelids have absorbed as much egg white as possible and let it stand until completely dry.
Giving your droopy eyelid a cold water bath can help to correct the problem and make the area look tighter and firmer. All you need is to get a jug of water from your refrigerator and soak a cotton ball in it.
Leave the cotton ball on your eyelid until it becomes warm and repeat the process at least six times per eyelid. The colder the water, the better. This home remedy is ideal for use before applying makeup. Make sure you read our article on how to hide a droopy eyelid for some great tips.
Resveratrol is found in grapes and has been scientifically proven to help improve skin's resistance and muscle growth, which is why it has become one of the main ingredients in wrinkle creams.
Try it out for yourself by making a grape cream to treat your droopy eyelids. Blend 4 tablespoons of yogurt, 10 purple seedless grapes, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Then apply the cream to your eyelids and let stand for half an hour. Rinse with cool water.
Cucumbers are well-known for their anti-inflammatory properties which considerably improve the appearance of under-eye bags. This same effect can help to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids.
Place a slice of cucumber over each eyelid --preferably cooled-- and let stand for 30 minutes. As with the chamomile treatment, you must be consistent, ideally repeating the process every night until it becomes routine.
Certain eye exercises can also be useful to reduce a droopy eyelid. This is because, when doing these exercises, your face muscles will help reactivate blood circulation around the eye area and strengthen your eye muscles.
One of the best exercises for droopy eyelids is to close your eyes very tightly and hold them during 5 seconds. After this time, open them gradually. You can also try sitting on a chair and looking towards the ceiling with your eyes open and without moving your head. Make circular eye movements while holding this position. Do this slowly without stretching your eye muscles too much. Repeat anticlockwise after one minute.
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- Severe cases will need eye surgery in order to correct a droopy eyelid.