As you approach the late thirties, you may notice your eyelids are starting to sag. While it is rarely a health concern, sagging eyelids can make you look a lot older and more tired. While surgery is a popular option to reduce the drooping, here are things you can do to reduce sagging eyelids without going down the surgery path.
Why Do Eye Lids Droop?
It is no coincidence the skin on your eyes is the thinnest skin on the face. The eyelids, being really thin, show signs of ageing faster than the rest of the face. They lack sebaceous glands, collagen and elastin fibres. On top of that, you blink about 10,000 times a day, so it is natural the eyelids lose elasticity faster and drooping eyelids appear.
In older adults, the droop gets more obvious because of the loosening of the levator muscle. The levator muscle lifts the eyelid, as you age, the muscle stretches and deteriorates over time. For some people, eyelids start to sag at an earlier age due to a genetic condition called Ptosis, which can affect even infants.
What Can You Do to Reduce Sagging Eyelids?
Eye massage is one of the best ways to slow down the sagging of the eyelids, and even give them a lift. Start massaging along the length of your eyebrow with light pressure and lifting motion. Watch the eye massage tutorial on how to properly massage your eyes here. Draining along the lower eye socket helps to reduce puffy eyes as well. Doing this consistently for 5 minutes a day can take years off the way you look.
We recommend Tone Up Serum from bSoul. This powerful, multi-purpose anti-sag serum contains Siliphos, a phytosomial extract of Silybin. At 1 % concentration, it improves the firmness of the skin of the eyelids, while protecting collagen degradation from UV damage. Another recommendation is IOMA’s Generous Eye Contour Cream. Kollaren, a peptide in this cream, stimulates the production of essential collagen, elastin and laminin, to offer visible firming results on the eyelids.