Hooded eyes or as many people like to refer to them; bedroom eyes make you look older than your actual age. You can quickly confuse someone with hooded eyelids to be in their 40’s while still in their 30’s.
Research shows that close to one hundred thousand people seek surgical procedures to remedy their sagging eyelids. For this reason, I have done some research to compile best natural remedies that can help get rid of your hooded eyes.
What Causes Saggy Eyelids
Sagging eyelids are a common natural occurrence in most people. They are characterized by a sleepy eye look which in some cases can pose visual difficulties especially when the case is ptosis. Ptosis is a phrase used in the medical world to refer to drooping upper eyelids.[Source]
However, ptosis should not be mistaken with a swelling on the dermis caused by an allergic reaction. Droopy eyelids occur when the skin loses its elasticity as you continue aging. But, if you notice it at an early age, it is imperative that you consult with a doctor before trying any remedy.
The following non-pathological factors may cause hooded eyes;
- Excessive drinking
- Poor nutrition
Other causes include;
- Congenital ptosis
- Nerve disorder
- Muscle disorders
- Eye injury
- Dermatochalasis (Connective tissue problem)
- Eyelid/eye socket tumor
Home Remedies for Hooded Eyes
The main options for dealing with droopy eyelids include cosmetic surgery (blepharoplasty) or injection of some chemical filler. Since not everyone may want to go for these procedures, these are some quick natural remedies that you can utilize at home.
Cucumber is an excellent treatment for hooded eyes. Be sure to buy more of them on your next trip to the grocery store to ensure you have enough for salad and this remedy. The preparation is simple; cut the slices of a chilled cucumber. Then, shut your eyes and put them on top of your eye sockets. Let the slices rest on your eyes for a maximum of 20 minutes before removing them. Rinse your eyes with clean cold water.
Egg White Mask
This is yet another highly effective natural remedy to avoid having droopy eyes. You will be using the white part of the egg without the yolk because the egg white is known for increasing skin elasticity.
Ensure that your eyelids are clean, without makeup and dry before anything else. Dip a cotton bud into the egg white and let it absorb the egg. Shut your eye and apply it on your eyelid generously. Keep your eyes closed until the substance dries. Position yourself next to a fan if you want to speed up the drying.
In less than three days, you will notice that the skin surrounding the eyelid is tighter and lifted up.
Aloe Vera Paste
All you need to make this wondrous paste is aloe vera gel, oatmeal, yogurt, and cucumber.
You need four spoons of aloe vera, four table spoons of yogurt, two spoons of oatmeal and four cucumber slices. Crush or blend them together to make a paste. Apply the paste on your eyelids generously and leave it for 20 minutes. Afterward, rinse off the mixture with cold water.
You cannot under estimate the impact a good night’s sleep has on your eyes. If you lack adequate sleep, it stands to reason that your eyes will portray fatigue and stress. A good sleep should include 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep on a daily basis. If you maintain this routine, you just might notice your hooded eyes disappear.
Chamomile Tea Bags
In this remedy, you take advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of Chamomile. Preparation is also quick and easy. Ensure that the chamomile tea bags remain always refrigerated before you can use them.
Retrieve the chilled tea bags and place them on your eyes. Relax for 25 minutes and remove them. If you make this practice a daily regimen, you will observe results in no time.
Cold Water or Ice Cubes
Cold water is also another highly effective remedy for tightening saggy eyelids. Make it a habit of washing and rubbing your eyes with cold water. Use the ice cubes to rub your eyelids gently but thoroughly. The cold water will increase the tension between the skin and lift up the loose skin surrounding your eyelids.
This is undoubtedly the most delicious remedy. Adding grapes to your diet is an excellent way to get rid of droopy eyes for good. Grapes have plenty of resveratrol; it is a compound that contains anti-aging properties. Resveratrol slows down the rate at which cells age; eating them regularly can guarantee a youthful appearance.
These are the easiest, cheapest, less irritating remedies for hooded eyes. Thus, before booking an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon, try these inexpensive home remedies, and you just might reconsider. Maintain your body by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and smoking is a must
Again, if your droopy eye problem persist after trying out these remedies, it is always good to consult a physician to avoid complications. If droopy eyelids caused by a health condition are left unattended, they can cause visual impairments, astigmatism and even severe headaches. This issue is also known to bring about social and emotional problems.