That moment, when you look closely in the mirror and you find out that your eyes have officially surrendered to gravity! Ouch! The appearance of wrinkled eyelids is kind of depressing, your eyes look droopy, tired and feel heavy as well. Because skin in the eye area is tissue-like, it is quite thinner in comparison to that on the rest of the body, which makes it more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles…There are several factors that cause this undesirable type of aging, UV damage, stretching and manipulating the delicate eyelid skin, gravity, excessive smoking and drinking, and over-dosing on metallic eye shadow makeup are all factors that trigger the saggy eyelid look and loss of elasticity..
CIIN comes to the rescue, literally, with these tips and procedures to lift your wrinkled eyebrows and iron out their folds..
1 || Use Minimal Eye Makeup
To protect your eyelid skin from irritation and sagging use minimal eye makeup.. Applying primers and eyeshadows on a daily basis will eventually irritate the tender eyelids skin.. As well as the metal content and coloring in eyeshadows and eyeliners can harm the delicate skin of your eyelids, which can contribute to sagging.
2 || Copper Peptides To The Rescue!
Use products and creams with Copper peptides in them, as it is a compound that can firm up your skin and reduce fine lines. But make sure those creams are made specifically for the eyelid area..
3 || Stop Rubbing, Pulling or Manipulating The Eyelid Area
Rubbing and pulling on the delicate skin around your eyes causes eyelids to lose elasticity and become more wrinkled. Tugging can really damage collagen and break capillaries. Be gentle and treat your upper lids like silk.
4 || Perform Eyelid Exercises
If you really hate those folds and you want to tighten them naturally then you shoul train yourself to do this exercise for 10 minutes, at least four days a week. Raise your eyebrows and put a finger under your brow bone to hold the skin in place. Close your eyes in several incremental movements, rather than one sweeping motion, and hold the position for six seconds. You should feel the pull of your lids as your keep your finger in place. Open your eyes, and repeat.
5 || Blepharoplasty
This cosmetic procedure is used to tighten loose skin on your eyelids. It is a type of plastic surgery used to remove fat, skin and muscle that droops in the eyelid area.
6 || Use Proper Sunscreen
Banning skin damage is key. And sunscreen is the word.. Saving your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun is most important and it is the basic thing you need to ensure to get rid of these unwanted wrinkles.
7 || Drink Plenty Of Water
Skin dryness can work as a primary cause for formation of wrinkles above the eyes. So, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily to ensure that your body and your skin are not dehydrated. This small change in your habit can be actually very helpful to remove or prevent the eyelid wrinkles. We keep repeating ourselves with the water issue, but that’s just because it is a miracle worker!
8 || Massage Area With Coconut Oil or Vitamin E Gel
Coconut oil is known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties. Vitamin E is great to nourish the skin and banish dryness. Use either to generously massage the eyelid area for no less than 3 minutes, if done often, wrinkled eyelids will no longer show up!
9 || Aloe Vera
Collect the fresh pulp of Aloe Vera from the leaves and massage it lightly onto your eyelids for 4-5 minutes. Use the pulp in excess and let it set till it gets a bit drier. Wash off with normal water. Use this treatment twice a day for best results.
10 || Potato Juice
Just like potato does wonders to under eye puffiness and dark circles, it can also be effective to remove the wrinkles above eyes. How? Grate a potato and squeeze out the juice. Now massage your eyelids lightly with this juice and then let it set for some more time before washing off with water.
11 || Sheabutter With Almond Oil
Sheabutter has ingredients that can mimic the natural collagen of the human skin in the best way and can plump up the skin helping in erasing wrinkles. Almond oil on the other hand is full of Vitamin E and can be very helpful to remove wrinkles above the eyes and eyelids. Take one spoon of raw, liquefied sheabutter and mix it with 1/2spoon of almond oil. Now massage the eye area with this mixture, in circular motion placing light but firm pressure, for 4-5 minutes and then let it set for another 20 minutes before wiping off with a wet cotton ball. Repeat the treatment twice every day, including once before bed time at night.
12 || Pineapple
Pineapple juice contains the enzyme bromelain which is a natural from of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which can be effective in treating skin wrinkles. Take 1 spoon fresh pineapple juice that has not been treated in anyway. Apply this juice directly onto the affected area, but ensure that it does not get into the eyes. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off with sufficient plain water.