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Learn how to properly rub the eyes

Today, I want to discuss the proper way to rub your eyes and share three reasons why your current eye-rubbing technique may be harmful. Additionally, I'll provide tips on how to rub your eyes safely when necessary. Let's dive in!

1. Rubbing your eyes in a traditional way can lead to several negative effects: increased eye bags, droopy eyelids, and lazy eyes. The eye sockets contain two eyeballs, surrounded by protective fat and muscles. However, as you age, this fat and muscle can start to sag, resulting in unnecessary eye bags and a hollow upper eyelid. By pressing down and rubbing, you exacerbate this downward motion, worsening the sagging. Moreover, rubbing the skin damages and stretches the orbicularis oculi muscle, which can weaken it and potentially lead to irreversible damage. Surgery may be required to address severe cases. It's crucial to avoid these harmful effects by adopting proper eye-rubbing techniques.

2. Reason number two why you shouldn't rub your eyes like this is because it creates friction. The delicate skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body, making it prone to developing tiny wrinkles. These wrinkles are difficult to fix once they appear. Additionally, the muscle called levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, responsible for lifting the upper lip and nose, becomes overworked and contributes to wrinkle formation. Rubbing your eyes intensifies this double-wrinkling effect. It's important to avoid this behavior as treatments like botox or fillers near the eyes can be risky and potentially harm the eyeball.

3. Reason number three why you should avoid rubbing your eyes like this is because it can cause damage to your eyeball. Rubbing creates friction and leads to dryness and inflammation, making the eyeball drier and itchier. While ideally, you should refrain from rubbing your eyes, I understand that sometimes it becomes necessary due to itchiness or dryness. Instead, consider using eye drops or moisturizing by closing your eyes and blinking consciously. Proper blinking techniques can help prevent dryness, as I discussed in a video on facial muscle movements and posture. By practicing these methods, you can reduce the need to rub your eyes.


it's essential to understand the proper way to rub your eyes to avoid potential harm. The traditional rubbing technique can lead to negative effects such as eye bags, droopy eyelids, and lazy eyes due to the sagging of fat and muscle around the eyeballs. Moreover, it creates friction, causing the delicate skin around the eyes to develop wrinkles that are difficult to reverse. Additionally, rubbing can damage the eyeball, leading to dryness and inflammation. Instead of rubbing, consider using eye drops or moisturizing by blinking consciously. By following these guidelines, you can minimize the need to rub your eyes and maintain their health and appearance.
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