Beautiful, long lashes are one of the top beauty aspects desired by women worldwide. Unfortunately, not everyone can have full luscious lashes like the celebrities we see strutting their stuff on the red carpet. Full, healthy lashes can take about two months to regrow and generally last about three months before naturally falling out. Unhealthy lashes fall out at a much higher frequency due to their generally brittle, dry state. However, there are some easy to implement strategies which can make a real, and noticeable, impact to the growth of your own natural lashes, making them fuller, healthier and more attractive.
Moisturise them Luscious Lashes
Moisturising your eyelashes protects against dry, brittle lashes which tend to break, fall out frequently and inhibit decent growth. Vaseline is a tried and tested method for making sure that your lashes receive the moisture they require. Eyelash conditioners which contain either biotin or keratin have the added benefit of fundamentally strengthening the hairs themselves. Simply apply the moisturiser nightly to clean lashes and remove the following morning. Alternative natural products such as coconut oil, lanolin oil and almond oils can also be used to great effect.
What you put in, is what you get out – Vitamins, Diet and Growth Enhancers
The old maxim, “What you put in, is what you get out” is very much relevant to eyelash care. If your diet is lacking the essential ingredients to grow hair, your eyelashes will suffer in turn. Make sure that you’re eating healthy foods rich in proteins, iron, omega 3, vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, H as well as drinking lots of water. There are also nutritional supplements and multivitamins specifically formulated to encourage hair growth available from your local pharmacy, ask the pharmacist for what may be the best for you.
Behaviour – Be Good to Your Lashes and they’ll be good to you
One of the major causes of poor eyelashes is behavioural habits. Avoid extreme rubbing of your eyes as this pulls out eyelashes which are slow growing and may damage the underlying follicle. Excessive use of eyebrow curlers, particularly heated units, is also detrimental to your eyelashes and may have the dual effect of pulling them out or rendering them dry and brittle. The habitual removal of makeup is also important as some brands, if left on the eyelashes for prolonged periods, may also lead to dryness and fragility. Remember to gently remove all makeup at the end of the night (and then moisturise).
Super Boost your Lashes
Mascara is the product of choice for all woman wanting to give those lashes a boost, making them truly stand out. So Why not pick a product which has been specifically formulated with the vitamins and moisturisers needed to enhance the health of your eyelashes whilst simultaneously making them look amazing? Such products are truly worth the investment, and Idol Lash is the product I see getting great review over and over again.
False Lashes – The last Option
If you’re going to go this route, use a tried and tested product. Cheaper brands will damage your natural eyelashes through the use of harmful adhesives and their subsequent rough removal (and your real eyelashes with them) once you are done. Remember to always attach them to the eyelashes themselves, and not to the skin at the base of the eyelash as you run the risk of damaging the follicle. False lashes should always be the last option as there are, in general, detrimental to you natural lashes. Save them for truly special occasions!