We rarely realise that our face is made of muscles and exercise can keep them toned and healthy. The muscles of our eyelids are a part of our facial muscles and so, you can prevent any problems like droopy eyelids by regular exercising, along with a healthy diet and good skincare routine.
Droopy eyelids are among the very first signs of aging, the others being forehead wrinkles and jowls. They can offer your face a ‘tired all the time’ look and thus reflect your negative attitude towards life and neglect of health.
As such, there is a solution of surgery for every cosmetic problem, including droopy eyelids. For example, you can consult Dr Naveen Somia for boob reduction surgery, droopy eyelid surgery and many other cosmetic surgeries.
However, first you can try some facial and eyelid exercises with which the underlying muscles in those areas can be toned.
The exercises can be performed within just a few minutes every morning and you can do them just after cleansing and moisturising your face.
How Droopy Eyelids are are Connected to Droopy Eyebrows and How Exercise can Help
The advent of droopy upper eyelids can be accelerated due to the fact that as we age, our eyebrows tend to sag down. These sagging eyebrows are in turn a result of weakened forehead muscles.
If some eye exercises are performed in which upper eye muscles are used, this area is strengthened and droopy eyelids can be naturally improved because of lifting of eyebrows.
Preparing for Droopy Eyelid Exercises
Droopy eyelid exercises should be performed comfortably in a sitting or standing position while keeping your shoulders relaxed. Take care to observe if any of your body part is tense; if it is, make it relaxed.
It’s better to do the exercises in front of the mirror to ensure you are targeting the right facial muscle groups.
1. Exercise for Strengthening Droopy Upper Eyelids
Upper eyelids are controlled by the levator palpebral muscle; so, targeting this muscle is important to prevent and improve droopy eyelids.
- Place your index fingers just below your eyebrows so as to feel the brow bones.
- Hold firmly and close your eyes slowly to feel a gentle pull to the eyelid from the eyebrow.
- Now constrict the eyelids more firmly together so that a stronger pull should be created.
- Hold till you count five.
- Relax eyes.
- Repeat 5 times.
2. Exercise for Lifting Upper Eyelids
- Place four fingertips of each hand gently just under the eyebrows.
- Push up slowly till you feel the brow bones against the pads of your fingers.
- Move your upper eyelids downward slowly till your eyes are closed.
- Hold till you count five and then slowly release eyelids till you count three.
- Relax your eyes.
- Repeat 5 times.
3. Exercise for Strengthening Forehead and Lifting Eyebrows
- Make your forehead relaxed.
- Place your three middle fingertips of each hand below each eyebrow. The pads of your fingers should line up along the lower border of your eyebrow.
- Now push your eyebrows gently upwards with the three fingertips.
- Then push as high as you can and next extend the stretch gently outwards keeping your eyes wide open.
- Now just push your forehead muscles down to form a resistance with your fingertips and hold till you count five.
- Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Exercise for Strengthening and Toning the Eyelid Area
- Close your eyes.
- Place index finger gently across each eyelid.
- Apply a gentle pressure on your eyelids with the pads of your index fingers.
- While holding the pressure, try to open eyelids till you count 5.
- Repeat 5 to 10 times.
5. Exercise for Strengthening the Eyebrow Muscles
- Raise eyebrows as high as you can.
- Open your eyes as wide as you can and hold till you count 5.
- Slowly lower eyebrows and relax.
- Repeat for 5 to 10 times.
If these exercises don’t help, you can undergo drooping eyelid surgery by Dr Naveen Somia and give your eyes a fresh look. But first try these exercises.