It might be caused due to a number of reasons, ranging from natural aging process, intake of foods rich in sugar, stress and depression, fatigue, migraine, inadequate sleep to smoking, accumulation of toxins in the body, thyroid dysfunction and fluid retention.
If the eyelid sagging is restricted to only one eye, the reason could be development of stye or chalazion on the eyelid skin, a nerve injury or some medical problem. Sometimes, serious diseases like a brain or eye tumor can cause this condition to develop too.
There are a number of ways to treat and minimize sagging eyelids, ranging from cosmetic to medical to some effective home remedies.
Medical and Cosmetic Treatment
In order to treat sagging eyelids, blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure in which excess skin, fats and muscles around the eye area are removed and repositioned, is performed. Blepharoplasty helps the person in getting rid of the puffiness around the eyes, dark circles, bags below the eyes as well as any excess skin around the eye area.
Blepharoplasty is usually recommended by doctors if the person is not able to even open his eyes properly due to drooping eyelids.
Botox injections are another way to get rid of the sagging eyelids. Botulinum Toxin Type A, the compound used in botox injections, when injected into the skin, paralyzes the muscles and the contractions which cause wrinkles.
This results in reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eye. Effects of botox, a cosmetic treatment, usually last for about three months, after that the entire procedure has to be repeated.
The best remedy would be to follow a natural and healthy diet. Eating a well-balanced diet which is rich in antioxidants and vitamins E and A, eliminating high sugar food items from the diet and consuming lots of water to keep the skin hydrated and supple, can help in slowing down the process of eyelid sagging.
Potatoes contain a substance known as catecholase which has skin lightening properties. Thus, potatoes can help both in the removal of the dark circles as well as puffy eyelids.
Certain exercises, if performed appropriately, help in restoring the youthful firm look of the skin above the eyes.
Another exercise which can help in strengthening the muscles around the eyes is keeping the fingers on the temple and then slowly pulling the skin below and above the eye towards the ears.
Avoid using any kind of shimmery eye shadows as they will draw attention to the droopy eyelids. To make the eyes look bright and youthful, apply a dark eye liner on the upper eye lashline, followed by a thick mascara. Avoid using mascara on the lower lashes as it might draw attention to the sagging skin below the eyes.
Although, treating this eye problem without surgery or a cosmetic procedure is not possible, yet, with proper eye care, eye exercises, a healthy diet and some clever makeup, you can certainly minimize the droopy look of your eyelids.
In any case, if droopy eyelids is affecting your vision in some way, it is recommended that instead of trying to solve this problem yourself, a doctor should be consulted immediately, for proper diagnoses and treatment.