Have you ever noticed, when you look in the mirror, that one eyelid droops and the other doesn’t? Don’t panic, there are many reasons why this can happen. However, the most common cause is tissue ageing and loss of muscle function.
In this article we tell you about the causes of this problem and how you can help your body to prevent tissue ageing so that even the force of gravity will not be able to bend it.
Ophthalmologists call the fact of having one eyelid drooping and the other not drooping ptosis. This can be caused by various factors – pathological, congenital, age-related… -. It is something that can occur at any age and can be punctual or chronic. In general, it can always be resolved with the right treatment.
When one eyelid droops and the other does not, what is happening is that the levator muscle of the eyelid has lost its tensor action. Why does this happen? There are several reasons, but the main ones are as follows:
- The ageing of tissues, simply due to the passage of time…
- Genetic inheritance, whereby the eyelid is droopy from birth.
- Problems in the nervous system, i.e. the nerve signal that drives the muscle fails.
- Common diseases affecting the eyes, such as conjunctivitis or sties, viral or bacterial infections…
- The appearance of tumours or cysts on the eyelid.
It is necessary for a professional to determine the cause of one eyelid drooping and the other not, in order to establish the appropriate treatment. This depends on the cause and can be a treatment based on drugs or reconstructive surgery.
However, some of these causes can be prevented, so the ideal is to improve the motor function of the eyelid muscle and tissues to avoid premature ageing.
Both skin and muscle tissues become less supple and firm with age.
The eyelid gradually droops over time. The levator muscle of the eyelid loses strength and the skin becomes flaccid and heavy.
As we age, the metabolism of skin cells slows down, which influences the rate at which collagen is synthesised. This causes the skin’s firmness and elasticity to be compromised.
Therefore, to care for mature skin, the three skin layers – epidermis, dermis and hypodermis – must be taken care of. To do this, we must ensure adequate hydration and stimulate the natural cell renewal process.
As we pointed out earlier, it is essential to moisturise the skin and promote the skin’s natural cell renewal process. To do this:
- Take care of your skin with regular exfoliations and daily moisturising. Nourish your skin inside and out with the Beauty Pack: G7 Beauty + Rosehip. A complete routine can include facial gymnastics including specific exercises for the eyelid. This can be done while applying Rosehip.
- Maintain a healthy diet and supplement it in a way that helps your body produce collagen. You can opt for:
- Silica-based supplements such as Silicium G7 Original.
- Living Silica Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, a natural collagen booster.
- Exercise and rest. Healthy habits keep cells young. They also provide a sense of well-being that promotes vitality.
Don’t forget that to avoid having one eyelid drooping and the other not due to infections or eye diseases, you can protect your body with:
- G7 Defender, which includes 17 natural adaptogenic active ingredients related to defence. At certain times of the year, it helps your immune system, for example, to fight colds in autumn and winter.
- G7 Vision, which provides antioxidant nutrients and helps slow eye ageing. It prevents eye conditions and keeps the muscles of the mobile eyelid healthy.
As you can see, prevention is the key. However, if you notice that one eyelid is drooping and the other is not, don’t hesitate. See a specialist and rule out any complications.