Do you want long, lush lashes? While a good mascara and curler do the trick for instant results, consider these care basics and enjoy your beautiful eyelashes but healthier, longer and stronger.
Brushing with a lash comb twice a day helps stimulate the growth of your eyelashes. It is highly recommended to massage the lids at the same time to improve circulation. Brushing helps to deliver nutrients to the length of your lashes and will make follicles and the skin around your eyes healthier.
- Eath Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet rich in protein and essential fatty acids can boost lash growth. Salmon, eggs, beans, nuts, lean beef, chicken, turkey, tuna and yogurt are all high in protein and essential fatty acids. Consider also taking a daily vitamin or Omega-3 supplement after consulting with your doctor.
- Olive, Coconut, Castor and Jojoba oil
Olive oil moisturizes, lenghtens and protects eyelashes. Adding lemon essential oil (a.k.a. Lemon Olive Oil) can boost this natural elixir for your lashes. Other oils rich in lash growth properties are coconut, castor and jojoba oil. Remove all your eye makeup, dampen a cotton ball with the oil, close your eyes and apply it onto your lashes before going to sleep. Remove in the morning.
- Lash-growth Serums
Serums can enhance the growth and strength of lashes. The formulas can contain nourishing ingredients such as biotin, peptides or lipids that help strengthen hairs over time and can shield them from external irritants to keep them from breaking. Biotin (vitamin B) helps lashes grow longer and thicker and stimulates the growth of additional eyelash follicles. Peptides act on the skin cells of lashes to create a healthier foundation and boost volume while lipids condition and moisturize the lashes.
Most serums in the market come with an applicator similar to the one used to apply liquid eyeliner. Follow the products' manufacturer directions. Mostly you can apply daily unless you have an adverse reaction then apply fewer times per week.
- Eyelash Curler
Only curl each lash for 10-20 seconds, holding the curler for too long shortens your beautiful lashes, and that’s the last thing you want.