Hooded eyes, anyone? That’d be me…I give thanks to my Daddy for that wonderful trait.
The dreaded drooping eyelid often comes with age. A recent study finds eyelid sagging runs in families, and researchers have found that at least one gene that may play a role in causing droopy lids. Also, more prone are those of fair skin (me again!) and those who are overweight.
Of course there are many other contributing factors. – Dehydration, smoking, sun exposure, and poor diet also play a role.
Sagging eyelids occur when gravity causes eyelid skin to sag. Due to aging, the connective tissue in the skin will change. The collagen and elastin fibers are reduced in number and functionality. Therefore the skin loses it’s strength and elasticity. This typically starts occurring around 40 and worsens with increasing age, but in rare cases can start earlier in age.
So what to do?
- Don’t smoke and protect your skin from the sun.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Hydrate – internally and externally. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and opt for a topical eye cream containing ingredients such as, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and peptides.
- Get your beauty.
- Blepharoplasty; This surgical procedure repairs droopy eyelids. – Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty are very effective procedures to treat loose skin surrounding the eye area, and often done at the same time, but not necessary. A upper Bleph will typically run you in the neighborhood of $3,000. If you at the time you have both an upper and lower, you’ll be looking to pay around $5,000. – Yep, you’ll get a deal if going in for both. For many years I was ophthalmic technician, and assisted in a countless number of Blephs. This procedure is actually pretty simple, and comes with little pain or downtime.
- Chamomile tea bags – contains anti-inflammatory agents. Store soaked bags in the fridge before placing them over your eyes. Relax and keep them on for 20 minutes – by making this part of your regular routine you’ll start to see results in no time.
- Cucumbers – An excellent remedy. Place chilled cucumbers over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Ice water is highly effective. Wash the face with very cold water to tighten the skin and alleviate sagging eyelid skin.
- Eat more grapes. – Due to their high content of resveratrol helps prevent or slow the cellular aging process.
- Crack an egg – Using the white of an egg only, apply to clean, dry lid with a Q-tip. Close eye and keep closed until fully dry…That’s it! I have not yet tried this method, but have read many that swear by it.
Blepharoplasty before and after ^^^^^^