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Feeling and Looking Younger

After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

3 Simple Remedies For Droopy Eyelids

Droopy eyelids not only affect your appearance, but they can also cause obstructed vision. While the only permanent treatment for eyelid drooping is an upper blepharoplasty procedure, some temporary remedies may help lessen the appearance of eyelid drooping. Here are three simple remedies for droopy eyelids and how they can help improve your appearance.

1. Increase Your Vitamin C Intake

If you are deficient in vitamin C, your eyelids may be droopier than normal. Vitamin C is an important nutrient that is thought to have favorable effects on collagen production and skin condition. In addition to droopy eyelids, a vitamin C deficiency can also cause excessive bruising, dry skin, itchiness, and bleeding gums.

Increasing your intake of citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables can increase your levels of vitamin C, however, if you are unable to tolerate these foods, talk to your doctor about taking supplements. While vitamin C supplements are usually well-tolerated by most people, high doses can result in heartburn, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. 

2. Drink More Water

If you do not drink enough water, you may become dehydrated. Not only can dehydration cause weakness, a dry mouth, hair loss, and constipation, it can also lead to poor skin turgor, jaundice, and droopy eyelids. Re-hydration can often yield dramatic results in the way you feel and in the condition of your skin and eyelids.

Although it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, drinking too much can be problematic for some people who are on fluid restrictive diets because of congestive heart failure or renal disease. For most people, however, water will help improve skin condition, and may temporarily improve the appearance of eyelid drooping. 

3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may also help reduce the appearance of swollen, droopy eyelids. Omega-3s are found in fatty fish such as salmon, and in nuts, but are not abundantly present in many other foods. If you do not enjoy eating fish or consuming nuts, discuss omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil supplements with your doctor.

Not only can omega-3s enhance the appearance of your eyelids, but they may also help reduce your risk for other ocular disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Avoid fish oil supplements or omega-3 fatty acids if you take aspirin or prescription anticoagulants. Taking them together can increase your risk for abnormal bleeding because fish oil also has blood thinning properties. 

If you have droopy eyelids, talk to your eye doctor or cosmetic surgeon about an upper blepharoplasty procedure. It will help restore the natural beauty of your eyes and may also help improve your vision that was obstructed by heavy eyelids covering your eyes.