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Natural remedies and exercises for drooping eyelids

Most of the time, drooping eyelids are caused by skin cell ageing. More rarely, the phenomenon can occur due to diabetes, a stroke, a brain tumour or a problem that affects nerve or muscle reactions. Here are 3 natural remedies and a few exercises to prevent your eyelids from drooping and to tighten the skin in the area. 

3 natural remedies for drooping eyelids

Chamomile

Chamomile contains effective anti-inflammatory agents that fight against skin cell ageing.

After having put them in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours, lie down and apply two chamomile teabags to your eyes for 20 minutes (one on each eye).

You should see results at the end of the first week, if you do this daily.

Cucumber

The vitamins and antioxidants in cucumber will strengthen your drooping eyelids.

Lie down before applying a slice of fresh cucumber to both of your eyes (keeping them closed, naturally!). Leave this to work for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat daily until you see an improvement and then gradually reduce the frequency of the treatment.

Apple

Like cucumber, apples are full of vitamins and antioxidants, but also rich in minerals that are essential for the body but also beneficial for the skin!

Grate an apple with the skin (which is why you should choose organic ingredients!) and mix it or crush it, before applying the purée to closed eyes using compresses. Leave it on for 20 minutes.

Repeat daily and space out the treatments once you start to see an improvement in the quality of the skin of your eyelids.

Cold water

Put some water in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours. Soak two cotton balls in this cold water and apply them to your eyelids for a few minutes, regularly dipping the cotton balls in the cold water to cool them.

3 exercises to fight against drooping eyelids

  • Open your eyes wide for 1 to 2 minutes to stimulate the muscles of the eyelids. Repeat 5 times, once a day, but no more than that, so as not to cause wrinkles on your forehead!
  • Use your thumb and index finger to open and close your eyes. Practice around ten times per day to see results.
  • Lean your head back for a few seconds, directing your gaze upwards, and putting your index fingers over your eyelids to work the eyelid-raising muscles. Repeat 5 times a day.

Sources : Améliore ta Santé, Paupières tombantes