Big, bright, and gorgeous eyes aren’t the result of surgery or enhancements, they’re the natural result when you eliminate dark circles under your eyes and eye bags. Read on to discover the 4 most effective facial exercises to make your eyes look bigger. Are you noticing your eyes looking tired, droopy, or lacking the wide-eyed sparkle they once had? It’s common for women to try and increase the size and shape of their eyes with make-up, creative contouring, and endless (not to mention expensive) creams that promise the world but deliver little. Unfortunately, these are masking the symptoms of asymmetrical eyes, not treating the cause.
The secret to big, beautiful eyes is to eliminate surrounding dark circles and remove eye bags. As the surrounding skin smooths and settles, your eye’s natural size and shape can shine through, giving you a natural way to increase eye size that doesn’t require painful surgery or injections. Ready for eyes so big and beautiful they’d make a Disney princess jealous? Let’s talk about how to make your eyes bigger naturally.
How to Make Your Eyes Bigger Naturally
Making your eyes look bigger naturally isn’t about increasing the size of your eyes or changing the structure of your face. It’s about reducing and eliminating the optical illusions that make your eyes appear smaller, asymmetrical, or misshapen. For example, if you’re waking up with dark circles under your eyes then it’s tough to see the full roundness of your peepers, which leaves you looking tired (and older than you are). In the same way, an abundance of wrinkles around the corners of your eyes can draw attention away from your eyes and towards your ears, creating the appearance of slim eyes that aren’t as round as you’d like, or leading to asymmetrical eyes. But enough talk, let’s get into the action.
Bigger Eyes Facial Exercise #1 – Eye Tapping
Tapping the delicate skin around your eyes (which is 10x thinner than the skin on the rest of your face) is a simple facial exercise to get you started. All you need to do is take your index fingers and gently tap around your eyes, following your eye sockets and the line of your brow in each direction. Continue this tapping for 45 seconds to a minute, being careful not to apply too much force. This is an effective remedy and a proven strategy to help with brighter, wider eyes because the tapping helps to boost circulation and bring more blood to your skin. This process has the dual effect of supplying nutrients and removing toxins. In conjunction, this helps to reduce puffy and swollen eyes and leaves you looking bright-eyed and younger.
Bigger Eyes Facial Exercise #2 – Surprised Face
Making your eyes look bigger requires a holistic approach, meaning you’re targeting surrounding muscles to help reduce wrinkles and bring the focus back to your eyes. Performing the ‘Surprised Face’ is easy, just follow these steps: Step One: Stand in front of a mirror (you’ll need to see your reflection to ensure the right technique) Step Two: Open your eyes as wide as you can while keeping your forehead smooth (this might take a little practice). You can place one hand on your forehead to limit movement if needed. Step Three: Hold your eyes wide open for 5 seconds, then relax. Repetitions: Repeat this facial exercise 10 times
Bigger Eyes Facial Exercise #3 – The ‘V’
The ‘V’ is named after the shape you’ll be making with your fingers and is a powerful Face Yoga exercise that tightens the delicate muscles surrounding your eyes for a natural eyelift. This helps to rectify:
- Droopy eyelids
- Asymmetrical eye shapes
- Under-eye bags
- Dark circles
- Crow’s feet
Step One: Make a ‘V’ shape with your middle and index fingers, with the tips of your fingers on the corner of your brows and your hand pointing up. Step Two: apply gentle pressure to the outer corner of your eyebrows. Step Three: While holding this pose, look up to create resistance while performing a strong squint Step Four: Finish this exercise by closing your eyes tightly for 10 seconds Repetitions: Repeat this facial exercise 6 times
Hands up who deals with stress in their daily life? We’re guessing that’s everyone. While stress can feel inevitable, it also leaves your brow to become locked and fixed in response, which brings your expression inwards and impacts the size of your eyes. You can see the difference this makes right now by actively focusing on releasing the tension in your brow and forehead. Notice how your entire face feels like it lifts and your eyes open wider as you let the tension go and relax your facial muscles. Step One: Place a thumb on each corner of your eyebrows and a finger in the middle of your eyebrows. Step Two: Create gentle resistance downwards using your fingers. Step Three: While maintaining downward resistance, try to lift your eyebrows up. Hold this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Repetitions: Repeat this facial exercise 4 to 5 times
How to Make Small Eyes Look Bigger (The Easy Way)
Most beauty tips and articles recommend you use make-up to increase the size of your eyes, but that’s a short-term fix. Highlighting inner corners, contouring the crease, using lengthening mascara – these may work for a few hours, but you can’t wear make-up 24/7 so you’ll need a long term solution that doesn’t involve a quick rip to your make-up mirror every time you need to step out of the house. If you’re ready for a long-term solution that will leave others wide-eyed and how wide your eyes are, complete our interactive quiz below to receive your CUSTOM Face Yoga program direct to your inbox.