WHAT TO EXPECT
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5-8 hours of crease-time after 2 weeks of using Optifold tapes
In your first two weeks of using Optifold, your double eyelids should be able to last 1 hour after tape removal.
8-10 hours of crease time after 1 month of using Optifold tapes
Near the end of your first month of Optifold use, your double eyelids should be able to last 8-10 hours per day.
90% crease time after 4 month of using Optifold tapes
Within 4 months of using Optifold, if your work ethic is good with doing the eyelid exercises, your double eyelids should be able to easily last all day 90% of the time. Test your crease strength by taking a 2-hour nap without tapes and then seeing if your double eyelids can survive with or without additional eyelid exercises upon waking up. If you can't pass the 2-hour test, try the 1-hour nap test and work more diligently with your eyelid exercises.
Go without Optifold tapes after 5 months
If everything is going as planned by the 5th-6th month, your next aim is to see if your double eyelids can survive a full night's sleep. After going without tapes for one night, use tapes again for a minimum of 2 days straight, then see if your double eyelids can survive for two nights in a row. Upon waking up, you are still required to do the tracing and holding the crease-line exercises. If your double eyelids can survive without the exercises or with a minimum use of the exercises, it indicates an even more advanced stage of progress.
Gradually wean off Optifold tapes
After successfully going without tapes for 2 nights in a row, test to see the maximum number of days your double eyelids can survive without using Optifold. Once you've reached your maximum number of days without tapes, only apply the Optifold tapes when your double eyelids get weak.
Tips for Care
After removing the Optifold tapes, you will perform 20~30 repetitions of ‘tracing the crease-line’ exercise
After the morning tracing the crease-line exercise, you will perform 3 minutes of ‘holding the crease-line’ exercise
Still in the morning and up until noon, to help the ideal crease warm up, perform the ‘looking up eyelid crease’ exercise by keeping your visual gaze above eye-level without squinting
Regular blinking will prevent eyelid swelling
Try to sleep 7-8 hours a day to avoid tired eyes
You will make sure to provide your eyelid skin with the healthiest conditions for FDEs, by making time for adequate rest and proper nutrition
Things to Avoid
Rubbing the eyes will interfere with forming double eyelids (FDEs)
Exposing your eyelids to soapy water, sweat, or tears results in puffy skin will weaken FDEs
Looking down for too long in the morning will weaken FDEs, ie: using the computer or phone.
Eating too much salty foods or drinking alcohol before sleeping will cause puffy eyelids
Sleeping less than 7 hours will cause your eyelids to swell excessively
Sleeping more than 8+ hours results in excess water retention in the facial tissues leading to swelling of the eyelids
In the morning, when the skin is puffy, the ideal crease will need assistance to fold. Perform these exercises regularly to strengthen the eyelid crease for optimal results.
TRACING THE CREASE
Use an eyelid tool to trace over the dominant skin tension line, starting from the medial canthus and going towards the lateral canthus. Do 20-30 repetitions.
HOLDING THE CREASE
For East Asian eyelid profiles, use your middle finger, then your index finger to press down on the crease. Hold this position for 5 minutes. To make this more enjoyable, you can listen to music while you wait.