Published: 06/17/2015 - Updated: 04/03/2016
Eyelashes are those hairs that grow on the edge of your eyelids, and serve to protect your eyes from certain environmental hazards, like dust and foreign objects. Eyelashes also play an important role in aesthetics, because a healthy and attractive appearance is what makes a lot of people crave longer, fuller eyelashes.
Currently there are a lot of options available on the market for lengthening eyelashes, cosmetic products, fake eyelashes, and even eyelash grafts. It’s important to know that some natural alternatives can also promote eyelash growth, so long as they are used consistently.
Caring for your Eyelashes
Products like mascara are commonly used on eyelashes to make them look longer. Yet often times we don’t make the same efforts in caring for eyelashes, like washing your eyelashes daily to make sure that no mascara or filth stays on them. These can work wonders for preventing your eyelashes from growing weak and falling out.
To wash your eyelashes, use the appropriate makeup remover. Even if you haven’t applied makeup, you should still wash your eyelashes to remove any remaining filth from the environment. You could use baby shampoo that isn’t too irritating. Make a foam with your fingers and rub the shampoo on your eyelashes. Wash with plenty of warm water, then dry with a clean towel, without rubbing.
We also recommend that in addition to washing your eyelashes, you brush them daily as well. This is simple, and all you need to use is an eyelash brush. Do this a few times every day.
Olive oil is recommended not only for a high quality diet, but it is also recommended as a natural remedy for making your hair grow, and for strengthening it. The same can be said for your eyelashes. Just apply a few drops along the base of your eyelashes, and let set overnight.
This is very easy to use and moisturizes and strengthens eyelashes, promoting growth. Just use a clean Q-tip to rub Vaseline on the upper part of your eyelashes before going to bed. Let set overnight, then wash your eyelashes in the morning. You can also apply a bit of Vaseline on your upper eyelid.
Massage your Eyelids
Massages help stimulate blood circulation, and when used on eyelids, they also help stimulate hair follicles, leading to greater eyelash growth, while also strengthening them.
Coconut oil can help nourish eyelashes, strengthening them and promoting growth. We recommend applying it with a Q-tip or a brush, letting it set overnight. Remove the following morning. Use extra virgin coconut oil, preferably organic, created specifically for this purpose.
This beverage is rich in antioxidants and can also promote eyelash length. In order to use it, prepare a green tea infusion and moisten a cotton ball. Try to make sure the tea is warm, never hot, and place the cotton ball over closed eyes. Let set for 10 to 15 minutes. Avoid soaking the cotton ball, because all you need to do is moisten your eyelashes, without getting the tea in your eyes. If this happens, rinse with plenty of water. Repeat daily. Green tea can also improve your eye’s appearance, reducing inflammation in bags under your eyes and removing dark circles under your eyes. That’s why this is a great option.
Vitamin E can lengthen eyelashes naturally, so long as it is applied consistently. Just use a Q-tip with vitamin E on your eyelashes, and allow to set overnight. Wash your eyelashes in the morning.
This is one of the most popular natural treatments for lengthening your eyelashes. Apply the oil to a cotton ball or a Q-tip and rub it over your eyelashes. Allow to set overnight, and in the morning wash your eyelashes. Repeat daily. Castor oil strengthens and stimulates eyelash growth.
Avoid Fake Eyelashes
Using fake eyelashes regularly, or mascara that is difficult to remove, damages eyelashes. Fake eyelashes need to be glued on, and even though the glue generally doesn’t affect your skin or your eyelashes, you need to remember to take them off delicately so you don’t abuse your natural lashes. Using them continually could be harmful, which is why we do not recommend them.
On the other hand, we do suggest using a quality mascara that is not difficult to remove. Likewise, we also recommend choosing a makeup remover that is fit for removing mascara. If you don’t use appropriate products, anything left on your lashes, including chemicals, could weaken them.