Hi everyone! Today, we'll discuss how to address triple eyelids or saggy eyelids. As we age, the orbicularis oculi muscle weakens while the surrounding muscles become overworked, causing the eyelids to droop and the eyes to appear smaller. To achieve a more defined and youthful look, it's important to train the orbicularis oculi muscle. Additionally, the eye socket houses the eyeball and surrounding fat, which provides protection. However, as the orbicularis oculi weakens, the fat can droop, resulting in under-eye bags and saggy eyelids. Understanding this, we'll now focus on three exercises and tips to address these concerns. Let's get started!
1. Lower eyelid lift up
To lift the lower eyelid, focus on activating the dormant orbicularis oculi muscle. Look in the mirror and try lifting the lower eyelid without involving other muscles. Take it slow and prioritize quality over quantity. Avoid unnecessary movements like mouth or facial expressions. For an easier visual cue, you can use the peace sign or look down and then up repeatedly. Be mindful not to overstretch the philtrum. Aim for 10 high-quality repetitions per day to awaken the lower eyelid muscle.
2. Eye squinting
Incorporating the previous exercise, let's perform this together. Start by placing your fingers on your forehead. Open your eyes as wide as possible, then slowly squint without moving your eyebrows. Use your pinkies to feel any eyebrow movement. Relax your body, keeping your shoulders down. Repeat this sequence three times, focusing on lifting the lower eyelid while squinting. Avoid completely closing your eyes, and slowly open them while controlling any upward movement of the eyebrows. Perform only one set of three repetitions per day. Quality is more important than quantity, so maintaining consistency is key.
3. Stop doing bad facial expression
Avoid bad facial expressions and habits that can contribute to saggy or triple eyelids. For example, refrain from stretching the skin around the eye area, as it can lead to skin sagging and triple eyelids over time. Be cautious when sleeping on your side to avoid pressing or stretching the eye area excessively. Aim for eight hours of sleep per day, and if possible, try back sleeping to minimize any potential negative effects. When removing eye makeup or false eyelashes, be gentle and avoid pulling or pinching the skin to prevent further sagging or triple eyelids. Avoid excessive rubbing of the eyes as well. Additionally, be mindful of the forehead's movements, as excessive upward motion can weaken the orbicularis oculi muscle and contribute to saggy or triple eyelids. Remember, maintaining a frozen or relaxed eyebrow position can help prevent these issues. It's worth noting that I personally refrain from using Botox or other cosmetic procedures and focus on maintaining a frozen appearance naturally. Lastly, while some people desire monolids, it's important to recognize the variety of preferences individuals have regarding their eyelid shape.
In conclusion, to improve the appearance of your eyelids, focus on lifting the lower eyelid by activating the orbicularis oculi muscle. Practice slowly and without involving other muscles, aiming for 10 high-quality repetitions per day. Incorporate eye squinting exercises, using your fingers on your forehead to maintain eyebrow stability and lift the lower eyelid while squinting. Avoid bad facial expressions and habits that contribute to saggy or triple eyelids, such as stretching the eye area, side sleeping with excessive pressure, and harsh makeup removal techniques. Be mindful of forehead movements and aim for a frozen or relaxed eyebrow position. It's important to note that natural methods are emphasized, without the use of Botox or other cosmetic procedures. Respect individual preferences for eyelid shape, whether monolid or double eyelid. By following these tips, you can achieve improved eyelid appearance and maintain a youthful look naturally.