Why do my eyes look and feel like they’re sagging?
Your eyes deal with a lot of external stimuli. From rubbing the skin when applying make-up to putting in and removing contact lenses, even during allergies when you’re rubbing your eyes more often. As the skin around your eyes is 10x thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, it’s easy to accidentally burst capillaries under the skin. This contributes to discoloration and puffiness, while the lack of oil glands around your eyes means your eyes are prone to show signs of aging earlier than other parts of the face. Understanding the physiological effects on your eyes is important because no amount of over-the-counter creams or juice detoxes can make up for the changes to your body. To reverse the signs of aging you need to focus on the problem areas around your eyes and work on toning and firming the skin. Best of all, you don’t need to book in with the local plastic surgeon to do it. We’ve rounded up 3 of the most effective exercises to tighten facial muscles, and we’ll share them with you right now.
#1 – The Eyebrow Pinch
This anti-aging exercise is so simple you can do it while watching your favorite TV shows or even while waiting at a red light. To complete this Face Yoga exercise, use two fingers to pinch along your eyebrows. The goal is to pinch small areas of skin and work deep into your brow. You should be looking to pinch all available skin from one side of your eyebrow to the other, using your thumb and forefinger to massage both eyebrows at once. Aim to complete this exercise for a full 60 seconds, and repeat two times per day. Why This Works: The Eyebrow Pinch facial exercise is a simple (but effective) way to refresh your skin and stimulate blood flow. Encouraging blood flow helps keep skin fresh and vibrant, and provides a natural eye lift as the skin around your eyebrows tightens and raises your eyes.
#2 – The Gentle Eyebrow Lift
If the thought of going under the knife for an eye lift is off-putting, we don’t blame you. But you don’t need cosmetic surgery with Face Yoga for eyes. The Gentle Eyebrow Lift is exactly as the name suggests, gentle. Start by using your index fingers and placing them under your eyebrows. Your fingers should be parallel to the ground and resting comfortably under your eyebrows. Gently push up until you feel the resistance of your eyebrows pressing down on your fingers. Hold this position for 10 – 20 seconds, and repeat three times.
Why This Works: Like any muscles in your body, the muscles around your eyebrows need a workout to remain tight and toned. Pushing against the weight of your eyebrows creates resistance, just like a bodybuilder pushing against the weight of the benchpress. Only, you won’t get bulging muscles. Because the muscles around your eyes are so small, they’ll become tighter and more toned, not larger. This helps lift your eyes and prevents sagging.
#3 – The Eye Bag Buster
How often do you wake up with dark circles under your eyes that just won’t go away? No matter how much sleep you get, bags under the eyes can become a frustration with no cream or over-the-counter remedy able to help. The reason for this is because your bags are due to blood flow issues, which is something a surface level cream can’t help with. To complete this facial muscle exercise to prevent wrinkles and bags, take your ring finger and gently tap the skin under your eyes, moving from the outer corner of your eye towards the inner corner of your eyes (near the bridge of your nose). Once you reach the inner corner of your eye, move back towards the outer corner, gently tapping the skin. Continue this movement for 60 seconds. Why This Works: Dark bags under the eyes are often caused by poor blood flow. The Eye Bag Buster helps improve blood flow and stimulates lymphatic drainage. This daily facial exercise is perfect for adding to your morning ritual, helping alleviate any bags or puffiness that have built up overnight.
Are you ready to say goodbye to puffy eyes, drooping eyelids and unwanted wrinkles?
Getting older is part of life, but looking older doesn’t have to be. Face Yoga exercises are often used for glowing skin and exciting face fat loss benefits, but if you’re looking to enjoy an all-natural face lift without leaving the comfort of your home, Face Yoga can help. In just a few minutes per day you can start turning heads and receive the inevitable question, “oh my God, have you had work done?”. That’s the power of Face Yoga for the eyes, and only you’ll know the answer.