No more Droopy, Saggy Eyelids!

Okay, this is totally unrelated to my chemical peels, but it has a lot to do with my quest to look younger.  I am so thrilled to have found a surgery-free way to get rid of my sagging eyelids!  If you're thinking about an upper blepharoplasty, wait!  

I eliminated my saggy, droopy eyelids in about four weeks, without creams and without spending a dime!

Here’s a current picture of my eyes.  I’m trying to find one from before, when I had saggy, droopy eyelids; as soon as I do, I’ll post it.  Oh, I'll be 47 in a few months.

I found a picture from the beginning of the summer, so you can see my droopy eyelids:

Here's another from now, with me looking up, like in this before picture:

I happened upon it accidentally when I started reading Dr. Perricone’s latest book, Forever Young.  I decided I really needed to get off all the sugar and high-glycemic foods that I’m addicted to and get on a healthier diet--part of my overall strategy to reclaiming my youth.

Before I go into HOW it worked for me, I’ll tell you WHY I think it works.  I think the saggy, droopy  eyelids are basically supposed to sink back into the socket, but with retained fluids caused by eating too much sugar and salt, they are pushed outward, if there’s excess skin.  Those without excess skin, don’t have the baggy, saggy, droopy eyelids.

Another reason I think diet is the culprit is that I’ve tested it.  I tested it by going back to my sugary ways for about two weeks when I went on vacation, and yes, my droopy eyelids reappeared.  Also, I will wake up with saggy, droopy eyelids when I sleep on my stomach (yes, I know this is bad for other reasons too), but they disappear with about an hour.

Okay, now to how I managed to get rid of my droopy eyelids and how I maintain my younger looking eyes.  I know this is a lot, but the bonus is that I’ve lost 18 pounds, and I’m eating more than I ever did before.  I’ve been doing this for about 10 weeks now, and I’m still shocked every time I look in the mirror.  Thanks Dr. Perricone.  Your creams may not have saved my eyes, but your Metabolic Miracle did.

  1. I stopped eating white bread, yes, bread.  That was probably the second hardest.  I now eat the 8- or 9-grain bread, but no more than one slice a day.
  2. I don’t eat pasta, at all.  Period.  Pasta is a high-glycemic food, which means it’s sugar.  If you’re wondering about the glycemic value of foods, check out this site:
  3. I don’t eat candy any more.  I was an addict, to be sure.  I get my fix now with 72% cocoa chocolate.  I actually feel so much better, and I don’t get my dramatic drops in blood sugar, which made me shaky and weak.
  4. Interestingly, I added alot of nuts, eggs, avocados, and hummus to my diet—as much as I want, and I’m still losing weight.  I eat a cup of nuts every night while I’m watching TV.  My favorites are pistachios, but I’ve also eaten almonds, cashews, mixed, and pecans without any change.
  5. I’ve stopped eating so much red meat.  Now I love my steak, so I’ve vowed to get free-range beef next time the urge hits me.  I still make my family burgers, but I have a chicken breast.
  6. Added more fish to my diet, at least twice a week, and I am taking Omega-3 supplements daily.  It’s usually talapia, tuna, or cod, although salmon is in there at least once a week.
  7. I switched from coffee to green tea.  This was really the hardest switch, but it still has caffeine, so I get a little boost in the morning without that heavy coffee feeling (or breath).  I don’t know how much difference this made, but the creamer I was using was very high in sugar, so I know that made a difference.
  8. Last, I stopped drinking milk.  I mostly used milk in my smoothies, so I’ve switched to Greek yogurt.
  9. One last thing that I did, and I’m not sure about this, but I switched from table salt to pink Himalayan rock salt, for the minerals.
His plan includes some of this and other things, but this was what I could manage.  Check out his book; it's a very interesting read.

I really urge you to try this if you’re considering an upper blepharoplasty.


  1. What if you have one droopy eyelid? :( I just found your blog and I love, love, love it. I just hit 35 and have started to see the effects of sun damage from my 20s. While I've been out of the sun for almost 5yrs now the amount of sun spots and freckles that have begun to emerge is disturbing. I've been contemplating a TCA peel at my doctor's office but at $800, its hardly something I can put at the top of my priority list. YOu are helping so many women who are trying to live within their means but want to take care of themselves. Keep up the good work and thanks again!

  2. Mistyluc, Thanks! Oh my, one droopy eyelid ... perhaps that skin is starting to sag before the other side. Is it the side of your face that is exposed to UV during driving? I've talked to many women who have more freckles and damage on that side. If you're up for the challenge of eliminating sugar, I'll bet it makes a big difference. But I have to tell you that it's a daily battle. I eat differently now--so my family may want hotdogs, mac and cheese, but I'll have fish and lentils. It's more work, but I feel and look better. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.