If you are not blessed with long, thick, sexy eyelashes like Megan Fox, Marilyn Monroe and Kim Kardashian, then you gotta read this article because we are taking you through 7 easy steps to help you care for your eyelashes and help them grow faster, stronger and thicker! Here are 7 must-know tips on how to care for eyelashes.
I know all of us are familiar with moisturizing our bodies but very few are familiar with moisturizing their eyelashes. Moisturizing your eyelashes can prevent them from breakage and help them grow faster and stronger, and is one of my best tips on how to care for eyelashes. Vaseline brand petroleum jelly is an amazing way to condition eyelashes, especially dry and brittle ones. The extra conditioning elements of the Vaseline make a noticeable difference allowing eyelashes to grow longer. You can also use natural oils like castor or sweet almond oil. You can even make a mixture of both and apply it to your eyelashes every night using an old mascara brush; just make sure you clean it well first.
2. Select Your Mascara Wisely
I love it when I give my eyelashes a boost with mascara; don’t we all? But why not apply mascara that will curl and boost your lashes while stimulating their growth? There are a lot of mascaras on the market that contain vitamins and minerals that help eyelashes grow. It can be your 2 in 1 miracle product!
3. Growth Enhancers' Magical Touch
If your eyelashes are thin or short, you can try using eyelashes enhancers. These products contain vitamins and essential elements for extending the growth phase of the lashes. You can find a variety of products with a wide range of prices. Some of these products are FDA approved while others are not, so do your homework and do your research to find the best product that suits you.
4. Be Kind to Your Lashes
Treat your eyelashes kindly - after all, they are one of your most important assets. Avoid rubbing your eyes by all means because this can lead to pulling and breaking your lashes. If they feel itchy then try to pat them gently with your finger. You also need to avoid using eyelashes curlers too often because using those curlers frequently will lead your eyelashes to break and fall out. We don't want that!
5. Eat Healthy
Well I know it sounds like a cliché, but seriously your choice of food affects your eyelashes just like your hair and the rest of your body. If your body does not get its needs from vitamins and minerals, your eyelashes will end up growing slower and thinner. Drink plenty of water and try to add to your diet healthy food that is rich with proteins, vitamin C, E, H and B complex. These vitamins work wonders to hair and eyelashes.
6. Stay Away from False Lashes
False eyelashes make your eyes stand out and give them a more dramatic look (I'm picturing Edie Sedgwick now!), however, they can do more harm than good to your own eyelashes cause sometimes the glue contains chemicals that may cause irritation or adverse reaction to your eye lids or lashes. Try to save them for big events only. Remember! Wrong application or removal of these falsies may end up removing your own eyelashes as well... Ouch!
7. Make Your Eye Make up Removal a Routine
Before you hit the bed, make sure you remove all of your make up. For eyes it's always better to remove the make up using an eye make up remover. Your choice of the eye make up remover is extremely important. You want something light and alcohol free to avoid drying out your eyelashes. Its also good to use soft cotton pads to remove your eye make up in gentle, one-direction moves.
Always keep in mind that to acheive visible results you need to follow the same routine for about 4 to 8 weeks. Share with me your thoughts and let me know if you have more tips or if you used any specific eyelashes product that you found effective.