Droopy eyes are a condition where the eyelids and surrounding muscles become weak, causing them to sag below the rest of the eye. The condition is usually a result of aging or chronic exposure to sunlight, but it can also be caused by other factors such as genetics or weight. When dealing with droopy eyes, you might feel self-conscious about going out in public but there are remedies to deal with the condition and help you reduce your sagging eyelids.
1. Face Massages
When your face is tense, the muscles are pulled taut and your skin sags. Face massages can help prevent sagging skin and other signs of aging like wrinkles. If you’re looking to reduce the visibility of your droopy eyelids, you might find that face massages can help. Start by gently rubbing your face in small, circular motions to stimulate blood flow and promote muscle relaxation. Then use light pressure to massage your face from your forehead to your jawline.
2. Eat the Right Foods
Some foods to add to your diet include carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach, which are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A can help promote collagen production, making the skin look younger. It can also help strengthen your eyelid muscles, reducing droopy eyelids appearance. Vitamin B and iron are other essential nutrients that can help deal with droopy eyes. Iron deficiency is a common cause of droopy eyelids, so you should make sure you get enough of this mineral in your diet. Iron and vitamin B are found in red meat, beans, eggs, and whole grains.
3. Get More Sleep
When you’re sleep-deprived, the muscles in your eyes will start to sag, which can cause your eyelids to droop. If you want to reduce the visibility of your droopy eyelids, make sure you get enough sleep. Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. Sleeping for eight hours a night can help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve your skin texture and reduce droopy eyelids. The reason for this is that sleep is vital for the production of collagen.
4. Apply Eye Gel
You can use eye gels to soothe irritated skin around the eyes, which can make your droopy eyelids less noticeable. You can also use them to reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles around your eyes. Look for eye gels that contain antioxidants and vitamins, which can help promote collagen production and improve the appearance of your skin. Start by washing and drying your face before applying the gel. Then gently massage the gel into your skin in small, circular motions, starting from the inner corner of your eye and finishing at the eyebrow. Be careful when applying eye gels, as you don’t want to irritate your skin further.
Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop that can treat sagging eyelids and acquired ptosis. Upneeq contains oxymetazoline which triggers the muscles responsible for raising the upper lids. This is an easy treatment to use at home and only requires one drop of Upneeq to each eye per day. You can achieve a more refreshed appearance and improve your eyesight with these at-home prescription eyedrops.
Schedule a Consultation
The results of these at-home treatments can vary so if you want a more dramatic skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with the amazing team at Glow Up Aesthetics. We offer a wide variety of facials, fillers and injectables, lasers, and more to help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin.