I’ve had drooping eyelids since I can remember. That’s because of the way my eyes are built, and I can either get to terms with it or try to find a solution. The choice is obvious!
I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t try to find a few solutions in this situation. A hooded eyelid isn’t the end of the world, after all. We can fight it or camouflage it using various methods. In this post, you will learn my remedies for drooping eyelids. Feel free to make use of them.
A short intro before we move on to the bottom line.
What does a hooded, droopy eyelid look like?
I like to laugh at my problems so in this case I say I like to wear hoodies, just not on the head. 🙂
In most people the eyelid is tight enough and beautifully exposes the eye. Unfortunately I don’t belong to this group – my upper eyelids droop downward.
In the worst-case scenario, a hooded eyelid can lead to problems with vision. Some people need to put a lot of effort and raise the brows to see clearly without narrowing the eyes.
Causes of drooping eyelids
Why we suffer from hooded, droopy eyelids?
In my case, this is probably a genetic defect. I was born with droopy lids and must live with this condition. The good thing is that my case doesn’t interfere with normal functioning in any way. It’s simply a beauty defect that I fight with since it gives me a complex.
Still, there are more causes of drooping eyelids because this disorder might affect you even when you’re older.
- Aging process and loss of skin’s elasticity.
- Narrowing the eyes frequently e.g. because of poor lighting.
- Weakening of muscles that lift up the eyelids.
- Damage to oculomotor nerve.
- Wearing incorrectly fitting contact lens.
- Rapid loss of lots of weight.
How to fight drooping eyelids?
Droopy eyelids don’t add to our attractiveness. Hooded eyelid sufferers are perceived as tired or sad all the time. Believe me, I’ve heard such opinions about myself.
No need to break down, though. There are numerous ways that let you optically or really “open” the eyes. One of the remedies involves putting on make-up that hides the droopy lid and defines the eyes. Try various make-up tricks for a nice camouflage. another method you can use focuses on appropriate skin care and treatments that aim at bringing back elasticity, tightening the skin and lifting it to highlight shape of the eyes That’s really possible to achieve. 🙂
First (the easiest) things first!
Make-up to camouflage drooping eyelids
How to apply such make-up? It’s not a tricky task. You just need to properly apply eyeshadow and an eyeliner/pencil. Do it step by step.
Apply a light-colored eyeshadow all over the eyelid. To illuminate the inner eye corners, try e.g. a satin eyeshadow. Apply a darker pigment in the middle of eyelids and above the crease. Blend the eyeshadow upwards: this way you will make an impression that the place is the eyelid (which is really hidden under the fold of skin).
Use the darkest pigment on the outer corners of the eyes and line your eyeliner on the upper lash line (if you like, use the eyeshadow instead). The line that goes slightly upwards beautifully enhances the eye shape and adds definition.
Procedures for drooping eyelids
There’s an option for people who don’t want to play with make-up camouflage and desire to tackle the problem once and for all. Which procedures are the most popular when getting rid of hooded eyelids?
- Surgical removal of skin excess.
- No-knife blepharoplasty.
- Thread lift.
I’ve never tried any of the procedures so I can’t swear by them, I only know they exist. If you feel like giving one a try, ask your esthetician for details. 🙂