Have you ever any noticed extra skin under the eyebrow area? This common facial feature is known as hooded eyelids. While hooded eyelids are often genetic, they can become accentuated with age or medical causes, such as Botox gone wrong.
Beautiful still, those with hooded eyelids often have trouble putting on makeup or feel uncomfortable in their skin. Surgery can correct this, but we will discuss how to lift hooded eyelids without it!
Hooded Eyelid Solutions (Without Surgery)
Microcurrent is a non-invasive skincare treatment that fights aging, boosts collagen and elastic production, increases cell regeneration, and more. Furthermore, microcurrent has the power to lift hooded eyelids naturally! Microcurrent works by sending an electrical current to muscles and skin cells. This electrical current poses a triple threat by toning, firming, and lifting the skin.
Derma Rescue, our 3-in-1 facial toning system, includes LED light therapy and microcurrent. LED light therapy has been proven to lessen puffiness around the eyes. In fact, it can improve the attribute of hooded eyelids. Also, any skin type can try this non-surgical facelift alternative without downtime or negative side effects!
The simplest fix for hooded eyelids is the gentle use of eyelid tape. Eyelid tape is a clear, adhesive strip you can place around the eyelid to create the illusion of a more lifted eye.
Cleanse the skin before applying the tape to ensure it properly adheres and sticks throughout the day. Place the tape under your preferred crease line with the help of tweezers. Use makeup to disguise the tape and create your look. If you’re having difficulty camouflaging the tape, try wearing false eyelashes to cover it up.
Topical Treatments for Droopy Lids
Our Pepha Tight Serum Booster, Pepha Tight, or Marine Collagen, is a peptide comparable to our skin’s natural collagen. In fact, with consistent use, Pepha Tight can tighten the skin and improve the skin’s texture.
This peptide has been described as the “product for those who can’t wait for an anti-aging cream to do its thing.” Its instant film-forming properties work right away and stay long-term.
So in no time flat, you can witness the improvement of your hooded eyes with the assistance of this ingredient!
Like hyaluronic acid, Didpeptide-2 is a peptide that maintains the skin’s hydration and natural moisture levels. Additionally, it can diminish under-eye puffiness. Comparable to lipids in our epidermis, Didpeptide-2 is typically used to treat skincare conditions surrounding the eye area. Consequently, this ingredient is found in many eye creams.
This synthetic collagen booster comprises two active, anti-aging peptides: palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl-tetrapeptide-7. Together, these peptides both firm the skin and suppress inflammatory responses that lead to other skin concerns.
Our Matrixyl 3000 serum booster renews the skin’s firming mechanisms and, over time, naturally transforms hooded eyelids. This serum booster can be added to your favorite serum, lotion, or cream to lift, smooth, and moisturize your skin!
Argireline is known as a neurotransmitter-inhibiting peptide with both water-binding abilities and skin-replenishing properties. In laymen’s terms, that translates to having the power to subside signs of aging.
Dubbed the “number 1 ingredient to reduce the appearance of wrinkles,” by many, Argireline is the most trusted and sought-after anti-aging peptide! In fact, implementing this ingredient in your skincare routine will help lift hooded eyes.
Eyeseryl can alleviate eye puffiness in only 15 days. In addition, with anti-edema properties (reduction of swelling caused by fluid,) this peptide is a reliable ingredient to address skincare concerns around the eye region, such as hooded eyelids and puffy eyes.
Another peptide frequently added to eye creams is our Eyeseryl. Further, its humectant-rich formula hydrates and lifts the skin with ease. Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5 serum booster is a great way to target both puffy eyes and improve lymphatic circulation. Add this serum booster to your go-to eye-care product for optimal results!
Less irritating than traditional retinol, encapsulated retinol acts a time-release technology that extends the duration between the ingredient touching your skin and when it begins working. In addition, encapsulated retinol allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper layers of the skin.
Our Peptide Eye Serum contains encapsulated retinol and the peptides Acetyl Octapeptide-3 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-30. Together, these ingredients strive to achieve a youthful glow, tighter skin, and lifted eyes!
Natural Ingredients to Fight Crepey Eyelids
Antioxidants make the world of skin care products go ‘round! Incorporated in nearly all skincare products, antioxidants are natural ingredients intended to fight off free radicals and environmental factors, such as UV rays and pollution, while protecting the skin from oxidative damage.
Antioxidants combate aging, reduce inflammation, and regenerate the skin.
In fact, we have numerous products containing antioxidants, including: the Edelweiss Extract Antioxidant Serum Booster, Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, All-Natural Essential Moisturizer, and more.
Coffee isn’t the only use for caffeine. Even more, caffeine is a well-known, effective skincare ingredient that decreases dark eye circles and prevents premature aging. When applied topically, caffeine acts as a vasoconstrictor, temporarily constricting your blood vessels and minimizing skin swelling.
Therefore, caffeine is a leading antioxidant for improving hooded eyes.
Although green tea also contains caffeine, it remains a separate ingredient due to its incredible skin benefits.
Green tea is an antioxidant that:
- protects the skin
- decreases eye puffiness
- aids moisture retention
Some of our products made with green tea include the Matrixyl Collagen Booster Serum, All-Natural Essential Moisturizer, and Neck Lift and Firm Serum with 20% Pepha Tight. Kick gravity to the curb with green tea in your skincare regimen!
Soothing and hydrating, cucumber has anti-inflammatory characteristics that reduce eye puffiness and the presence of hooded eyes. Made up of folic acid and caffeic acid, these components elevate collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. Try our Eye Bright with Argireline with cucumber to counter aging, lift your eyes, and revive your skin’s natural barrier!
Because all eyes are beautiful, we understand if you want to rock your hooded eyelids, or would rather have them lifted. To each their own on their skincare journey. We are here to support you with science-backed education and skincare products that yield effective results and a happy you!
Sara Katharine Creamer, Licensed Esthetician