Eye Lid Lift Exercises
I want to show you how to improve your eyes because hooded eyes run in my family and I thought I really need to find a way to improve this so I’ve devised a series of eye exercises face so that you can actually contract your facial muscles and lift up your eyes and make sure they’re not hooded. First of all, I want you to actually look in the mirror. Open up your eyes like this lifting your eyebrows and pulling down a little bit and there are two muscles around the eyes really under the heading of the orbicularis oculi.
There are two sections of it – the one closest just around the eye. When you contract it very gently, that’s what works and if you actually contract it quite hard and forcefully, the whole muscle gets activated. So, just open it up like this and blink very gently then you will want to do this whole eye bit. You contract a bit more forcefully.
You can also improve it by contracting these muscles. So, pull it back like this and contract quite forcefully but not too forcefully that you’re causing contractions and wrinkles in other areas of your eyes so be really careful not to do that. Now, it’s important to focus on your forehead as well because the forehead has four different layers to it. You’ve got the skin, the connective tissue, the muscle and the bone and I guess it’s easiest to bulk up the muscles so that’s what I want to show you.
These are the frontalis muscles so press down on your eyebrows like this and slightly out like that and try and lift your eyebrows up. Like so. Now, there’s frown. These are the corrugator muscles and often when you frown, it’s the procerus as well. So, you want to actually separate that and try and frown without causing any frown lines.So pull it apart and frown. Sometimes you might activate this muscle here which gives you this bunny lines. So you want to actually secure that and lift this up like this and start frowning. Now, this is especially good when the eyelids hood down a bit but for under the eye area here, sometimes you get bags under the eyes.
Now that will work if it’s just a connective tissue and the skin is a bit loose but sometimes, when it’s just fat protruding out and that runs in families, it will help a bit but you might need more than that.