10 Natural Home Remedies For Drooping And Sagging Eyelids

Ever thought about the perils of old age? Sagging skin or loss of skin elasticity is an unwanted guest of that time. Sagging eyelids are the worst among them actually. In the age of winged eyeliners and brows, imagine having to face the consequences of sagging lids, despite being prompt with beauty care.

Home Remedies For Sagging Eyelids

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Some stats reveal that each year, more than one hundred thousand men and women go in for surgical solutions for this problem. Why take an extreme step when you can go the natural way to improve the appearance of sagging eyelids?

First, let us find out the sagging eyelids causes.

Causes Of Sagging Eyelids

There are plenty of conditions and situations, which can trigger the eyelids to sag.

  • Normal ageing of skin cells
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Horner’s syndrome (a disorder that affects the nerves of the eyes and face)
  • Brain tumor
  • Any other disorder which affects the smooth functioning of nerves or muscles

Sagging eyelids can happen in one eye and both the eyes too.

Let us see the causes in both the situations –

Sagging Eyelids Causes

When present only in ONE EYE:

  • An eyelid neoplasm (similar to a “stye” in the eye which is a small and painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid)
  • Health complications
  • Nerve injury
  • Natural ageing
  • Normal change or variation in the eyelid

When present in BOTH THE EYES:

  • Natural ageing
  • Normal variation in the eyelid
  • Medical complications – myasthenia gravis is one example, which affects the muscles around the eye and the nerves that control them.

Now that we have identified the problem areas, let us know about the sagging eyelids home remedies.

Home Remedies Of Sagging Eyelids

Here is the list of home remedies to prevent and minimise the problem of sagging lids.

1. Cucumbers

Not just for salads, cucumbers are an excellent remedy for drooping eyelids. All you need to do is put some slices of chilled cucumber over your eyelids and let them stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Cucumber is good in hydrating skin, and restoring the skin firmness, which is the need of the hour. Besides, cucumber is a good source of potassium and vitamin C that help in treating drooping eyelids.

Cucumber For Eyes

2. Chamomile Tea Bags

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory agents, which help treat the condition of drooping eyelids. In order to gain from it, put chamomile tea bags in the refrigerator for some time and then place it over the eyes. Keep them on for 20 minutes. By making this your regular routine, you will start to see the benefits in no time.

Chamomile Tea Bags

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That’s not all. Even green tea, which has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants in it, helps address the droopy eyelids problem. The polyphenols in green tea need to be thanked as they help improve the skin elasticity. Just massage your eyelids with green tea water or drink green tea regularly to reap the benefits.

Green Tea Bags

3. Ice Water or Cubes

Thanda thanda cool cool…this line holds good not just for the prickly powders but also to combat dropping eyelids. Wash your face with cold bottled water or ice cubes. This will help tighten the skin that has lost its elasticity and alleviate sagging eyelid skin.

Ice cubes, in particular, constrict the blood vessels, which prevents the drooping effect of the eyelids.

Ice Cubes

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4. Homemade Lotion

To revitalise your eyes, natural ingredients are what you can count on. To do that, blend 4 tbsp of plain yogurt, 4 tbsp of aloe vera gel, 2 tbsp oatmeal and 5 peeled cucumber slices until you get a smooth and thick paste. The next step? Apply the paste to the eyelids, leave it on for 20 minutes, and rinse with cool water.

Homemade Lotion

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5. Eat Grapes

This is a good option since grapes have high content of resveratrol, which helps prevent or slows down the cellular aging process. Add more grapes to your daily diet and see how drooping eyelids can be made a thing of the past.

Grapes

6. Egg white mask

The white of an egg has natural enzymes, which help prevent the sagging (or drooping) eyelids. It also helps in improving the elasticity of the eyelids, thereby reducing the sagging. Take one egg and collect egg white from it. Whip it up properly and then apply it on the eyelids. Let it dry, then wash it with cold water. This will bring the much-needed relief and reduce the sagging effect.

Egg white

7. Olive oil

The antioxidants in olive oil help in treating the problem of drooping eyelids pretty well. Heat some olive oil. Once you get it to lukewarm temperature, massage your eyelids with it and let it stay overnight. Wash it with cold water. This technique will help in rejuvenating your eyelids, at the same time restore the skin elasticity. Plus, olive oil is known to keep the skin moisturized and prevent dryness.

Olive oil

8. Drink water

Yeah, that’s right. Under all circumstances, you need to keep your body hydrated – and that can only happen when you drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. Not drinking enough water in a day is a common sagging eyelids causes. Therefore, drink plenty of water on a daily basis to prevent the problem of droopy eyelids.

Drink water

9. Eye Serum

One of the easy remedies to prevent droopy eyelids is applying eye serum. It helps rejuvenate and tighten the eyelids thanks to the nutrients and Vitamin C in it. Squeeze some eye serum from the tube and massage it on your eyelids. Leave it overnight and wash it off with cold water. For best results, use Peter Thomas Roth Neuroliquid Volufill Youth Eye Serum.

This eye serum works like an eye mask and is perfect for the under eye skin in winters.

Eye Serum

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10. Sagging Eyelid Exercise

The video below teaches you effective techniques of sagging eyelids exercises. Try them out!

Hope you found some excellent remedies to fight the problem of sagging eyelids here. If you have any more natural remedies to share with us, feel free to write.

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Deepika Dewan

A consummate writer, an advertising professional for over 16 years, an active blogger on fashion, ramp, beauty and health; ex-visiting faculty on advertising and communications and a creative consultant, there is never an end to putting words that click. Coffee, crafts and soundtracks keep me high. Get carried away by the innocence of dogs who come each morning for their early morning biscuits (that’s my best wake-up call) to eating at dhabas! Wish to be between a Barkha Dutt to Tabu. When can I listen to Vangelis live is a bug that doesn’t go away. Want to switch over to anchoring, and giving a lecture at the IIM. The cup of wishes is exceeding, so taking life as it comes – unfiltered and unassuming.

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