No matter your age, it’s not uncommon to look at your eyelids – upper, lower, or both – and be concerned that they’re drooping or look saggy. Sagging eyelid skin is a common cosmetic concern, which is why Epicuren Discovery has developed specific formulas to help people with drooping eyelid concerns from home by using a dedicated eye care routine.
Although at-home care can be helpful for maintaining a youthful appearance, it's no replacement for eyelid surgery or non-surgical eyelid lifts that can more dramatically or directly remove excess aging skin from around your eyelids. However, many people concerned with aging try using quality skincare products to help prolong the youthful look around the eyes without expensive cosmetic procedures.
What Causes Droopy Eyelids?
Simply put, the aging process causes the skin to sag on the eyelids and around the eyes. In fact, this is the area where most people experience the visible signs of aging first, as the skin around the brow and eyes is thinner and more delicate, and more prone to being pulled down by descending skin and tissue below them.
There are several ways to define a droopy eyelid appearance. First, you should look at the height of the upper eyelids – whether they open all the way to the top of the eye or not. Next, the height of the brow – a drooping brow creates a darkened appearance to the eyes. Finally, bags, sagging skin, or dark spots beneath the eyes are also signs of aging that can appear over time.
Addressing many of these causes from home requires targeted formulas for your specific concerns. People with expressive faces may have more skin damage due to making more-than-average muscle movements over the course of their life. Others have sun damage that has created pigmented regions or age spots or has damaged the epidermis of the skin that leads it to stretch and sag earlier than it would have otherwise.
How to Visibly Help Eyelids From Home
Unfortunately, the most effective way for most people with moderate to severe sagging eyelids is to fix them with surgical procedures or injections, depending on the major symptoms causing their appearance. Some people benefit from the removal of excess skin whereas others benefit from injecting dermal fillers into the tear trough to fill in areas of volume loss.
However, if you have only just started noticing drooping or thinning skin around your eyes, there are at-home products to try to help visibly stave off the aging process.
Products For Individuals Concerned with Short Term Eyelid Drooping
To visibly see the quickest results in a change to your skincare routine, there’s no better place to start than with Epicuren’s Instantlift Tightening Serum, a product whose name speaks for itself. Introduce it after your cleanser or toner application in the areas you want to see the appearance of firmer-looking skin instantly. For best results, apply after your moisturizer. Its rich moisturizing compounds and antioxidants ensure your skin looks more youthful every time you use it.
Another all-around potent product you can try to tighten the look of drooping eyelids is our Gel Plus Enzyme Protein Gel, formulated with our exclusive Metadermabolic® Protein Enzyme Complex. Use this sealing formula after toning and before moisturizing and applying sunscreen, to reduce the appearance of fine lines that readily appear around the eyes and eyelids due to the thinness of the skin.
Products For Individuals Concerned with Long Term Droopy Eyelids
At the end of the day, your skin will continue to age, but there are long-term benefits you can give them to outlast the natural aging process. Provide it with the rich ingredients and resources it needs with products like our Pro Collagen + Serum Amplifier, which works great in tandem with Instantlift Tightening Serum on a daily basis. This helps people with concerns about the early stages of saggy eyelids while enhancing the uptake of the hydrating and tightening compounds of the other products you’re using.
Finally, for people interested in the potent power of peptides, our Ultima-Peptide Maximum Peptide Complex packs a six-peptide blend into this daily serum. See for yourself how your skin helps you defy your age and experience a lasting reduction in the appearance of sagging eyelid skin and under-eye bags.
High-Quality Eye Care Products
All of our eye-specific products are formulated in as environmentally friendly a way as possible, ensuring that you don’t have to sacrifice quality for conscious living. The eyes are almost always the first part of your face to show that you’re aging, which means they deserve the most attention during your skincare routine. Find more products to help fight back against the aging process by browsing our catalog or taking our Skin Quiz to get matched with products that are tailored to your skin type.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tighten my eyelids naturally?
At-home care for eyelids should be focused on products that visibly tighten, and contain antioxidants and collagen, which you can find in skincare products and some supplements.
How do I get rid of the appearance of loose skin on my eyelids?
Sometimes, surgery is the only way to get rid of excess skin. If the skin is not too loose, it can visibly benefit from rich moisturizing products and collagen serums.
Is there a way to tighten eyelid skin?
If you start young, using quality skincare products can be helpful in keeping your eyelids looking firm and youthful for longer. Other at-home remedies, like droopy eyelid exercises, are rarely effective for long-term benefits.