Did you know it is a common misconception that eyelashes don’t grow back? Of course they grow back! Think about all of those lashes you made wishes on as a kid. If eyelashes did not grow back, we probably wouldn’t have any left as adults. Like with the hair on your head, when you spend a little extra time caring for your lashes, the results speak for themselves.
Eat healthy. Before we even talk about what to put on lashes, make sure the food you put in your body is working with you. Eggs are not only protein rich, but have biotin and vitamin B to encourage growth and increase blood flow to the follicles. Fruits and veggies that are full of vitamins A & C are essential for protecting and hydrating lashes from the inside. Seeds, nuts, and fish provide the body with protein and essential fatty acids which boost hair growth and prevent dry, brittle lashes.
Cleanliness may be half your battle. Make-up may look good during the day, but it is the enemy when left on at night. Mascara and eye make-up clog the pores on the eyelid. As soon as you can do so, get that stuff off of your eyes. Use a gentle cleanser or cleansing wipe and rinse all impurities away. The longer the follicles are free to breathe, the better the lashes are able to grow. Brush those little lashes to remove the last little make-up molecules trying to stick around before adding any form of eyelash conditioner.
Tips and tricks
There are a few tried and true methods you can use at home to promote longer, healthier lashes. Hair growth does not happen overnight, so keep that in mind when dealing with your eyelashes. It is just hair growth on a smaller scale. Results may take a month or two to be noticeable and three or four months for optimum growth. Be patient.
Castor oil is a simple organic ingredient that can help eyelashes grow thicker and stronger. It naturally kills some germs left on eyes and encourages faster growth. Brush on at night and rinse off in the morning.
Vitamin E and Vitamin B-3 both eliminate dry brittle lashes. Blood flow is improved which stimulates growth. Brush on at night and rinse in the morning to nourish lashes.
Natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and sweet almond oil all provide nourishment and promote natural growth. Brush on, or apply with a cotton ball, at night and rinse off in the morning.
Frame your peepers
Notice how the natural oils and vitamins are brushed on at night and removed in the morning? Keeping eyelashes free of anything that will clog pores and hair follicles is the goal. Before adding any product to your lashes, make sure it won’t irritate your eyes. Too much of a good thing is never good. Your eyelashes set the stage for one of the most beautiful parts of you. Make your eyes stand-out by encouraging your eyelashes to be their best. Be patient and have fun as you see your lashes get thicker and longer than you thought possible.