Facial Exercises to Tighten the Skin on Upper Eyelids

If you want to tone the skin on your face, plastic surgery is not the only option. Facial exercises can help tighten the skin on your upper eyelids. The difference between surgery and the exercises is that surgery gives immediate results, while exercises take time. If you have free time you can dedicate to eye exercises each week, you may achieve the tightest eyelids possible. If you’re unsure, do the exercises for a month or two and check for results.

Rapid Close

Place two fingers on each side of your head, on the temple, and gently pull back. Your eyes should be open. Do not pull your skin too much. Now rapidly close and open your eyes five times. Your fingers will get pulled towards your eyes as they shut, but try to keep them in the same place throughout the exercise. Do 10 sets of five.

To relax your eyes after an exercise, rub your palms together until they get warm and place them on top of your closed eyes. Sit with your head down and your eyes in your palms for 30 seconds. Repeat, if needed.

Brow Lift

Lift your eyebrows as high as possible and then lower your eyelids as low as possible. It’s easier to do this exercise if you tilt your head up a little bit. You will feel the muscles in the eyelids being worked when you do this exercise correctly. Hold the position for five seconds and relax. Repeat 10 times.

If this is too difficult, use your finger to raise your eyebrows and hold them while you close your eyelids. Mimic the shape of your eyebrows with your index fingers and place them directly underneath your brows. Use your index finger to cover your eyebrow and then slide your finger down. Now use your finger to lift your eyebrow up. Close your eye as tight as possible at the same time.

Up & Down

Sit in a chair and close your eyes. While keeping your head straight, look as high up as possible and then as low down as possible. Keep your eyes closed the entire time and look as high and as low as possible. Look up for two seconds, look down for two seconds and relax. Do five sets and perform an eye-relaxing exercise (warm palms) to keep your eyes from being over-strained. This exercise works the muscles that control the entire eyelid.

If you want to tone the skin on your face