Facial Exercises

General makeup tips for hooded eyes

Some general tips for hooded eyes, including false eyelashes, put shimmer eye shadow on the inner corner of the eye only (not the upper lid), faking a crease, don’t blend shadows in a U shape (go straight out), and using your facial muscles.

A Facial Exercise to Fix Eyelid Droop

Try this facial exercise to fix your droopy eyelids. It will strengthen and tone the orbicularis oculi muscle, which helps close the eyelid. Here is how to do the exercise:

1. Raise your eyebrows and squeeze your eyes shut, as hard as you can with your eyebrows raised. Then open.
2. Raise your eyebrows and close your eyes halfway. Hold 10 seconds.
3. Close eyes and squeeze, still with eyebrows up. As you squeeze bring your cheek muscles up. You actually use your cheek muscles to squeeze. Hold 10 seconds.
4. Relax.

Facial Exercise for the Upper Eyes

This is a video demonstration of an upper eye exercise from Cynthia Rowland’s Facial Magic, which lifts the brow and smooths the forehead.

Here are the steps:
1. Place the three middle fingers of each hand directly under your eyebrows.
2. Drop the palms of your hands flat against your face.
3. With the pads of your fingertips directly under your eyebrows, push your eyebrows upwards and slightly outwards.
4. Hold your eyebrows in this position with your eyes open.
5. Slowly push your eyebrows down against your fingertips while holding your eyebrows high, and hold the contraction for 5 seconds.
6. Remove your hands from your face.
7. Breathe in deeply through your nose, and exhale through your nose.
8. Repeat the exercise. This time hold the contraction for 10 seconds. At the seventh second, close your eyes, keeping your eyebrows held high.
9. Remove your hands from your face. Breathe in deeply through your nose, and exhale through your nose. Begin again, holding the contraction for 10 seconds and closing your eyes at the seventh second. Repeat the movement again so that you have exercised for a total of 35 seconds.