Eyelid Exercises

Updated March 23, 2017

Exercise your eyelids to prevent saggy eye skin and unattractive eyelid folds. As you age, your eyelids often age with you, losing their firmness as the years progress. Just as exercising your body keeps it in shape, toned and youthful looking, exercising your eyelids has the same result. Exercise your eyelids at any time of the day to maintain a youthful appearance.

Upper Eyelid Toning

Use your index finger to tone eyebrows. Insert your finger underneath your eyebrow. Close your eyes and nudge your finger up, pushing on the skin underneath the eyebrow. While you are pushing up the eyebrow skin, gently pull your eyelid down with your fingers to stretch and tone it. Repeat this exercise approximately 20 times, according to Modern Mom.

Eyelids Wide Open

Opening your eyelids wide will help tone them and keep them in shape. Sit in a comfortable, upright position. Close your eyes completely, but keep them relaxed. Lift your eyebrows and lift your eyelids until your eyes are about halfway closed. Then open your eyes wide, so your eyelids are up far enough so that the white of your eyes shows above your iris, according to Ageless. Repeat this exercise approximately 20 times.

Eye and Eyelid Stretch

Exercise both the eyelid and eye by moving your eyes around with your lids closed. Close your eyes completely. Look down as far as you can. Look up slowly. Repeat this exercise approximately 10 to 15 times. Next, open your eyes wide by lifting your eyelids up as far you can. Look straight ahead of you. Look in all directions --- left, right, up and down. Don't move your head. Repeat the exercise approximately 10 to 15 times.

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Based in Haddonfield, N.J., Liz Jacobs has been writing professionally since 2003. She started out writing for her school newspaper and since then has been published in "Philadelphia Magazine" and Progressive Business Publications. She also is an online content writer for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University.