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How to Treat Droopy Eyelids

Sagging eyelids, or ptosis, not only can make you look older and tired but in some cases, it can also worsen your eyesight. 5-Minute Crafts will tell you about several natural remedies to fix them.

1. Apply cucumber slices.

Cucumbers are rich in ascorbic and caffeic acids that can reduce inflammation and tighten your skin.

How to do it:

  • Put 2 slices of refrigerated cucumber on your closed eyes.
  • Let them sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the slices and wash your face with cool water.

2. Use chamomile tea bags.

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce swelling and strengthen the skin around your eyes.

How to do it:

  • Take 2 chamomile tea bags and make tea as you usually do, but don’t throw away the tea bags.
  • Cool the tea bags down in the fridge for about 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
  • Once they’re cool enough, close your eyes and place the tea bags on them.
  • Let them sit on your eyes for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags and continue laying with your eyes closed for another 25 minutes.

3. Stimulate the muscles around your eyes.

Putting light pressure on the area around your eyes with an electric toothbrush will stimulate the small muscles of your eyelids and reduce sagging.

How to do it:

  • Take an electric toothbrush and gently massage the area around your eyes with the back of it for several minutes.

4. Strengthen your eyelid muscles.

Strengthening the muscles that are responsible for lifting your eyelids might help you improve their appearance.

How to do it:

  • Raise your eyebrows and put your index fingers right below them.
  • Keeping your index fingers under the eyebrows, try to close your eyes.
  • Continue doing this exercise for several seconds.

5. Practice candle gazing.

Candle gazing will help you strengthen the eye muscles and lift up droopy eyelids.

How to do it:

  • Sit down in a comfortable position in front of a candle about an arm’s length away. The wick should be at your eye level.
  • Fix your eyes on the flame and keep staring at it for as long as you can.
  • Then close your eyes, let them rest a bit, and continue looking at the flame.
  • Repeat this 3 times.

6. Wear an eye patch.

If only one of your eyelids droops, you most likely use the other eye more often, which is why you need to exercise the weaker one more.

How to do it:

  • Cover your “good” eye with an eye patch and wear it for some time.
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