Scientifically, it has been said that the face is the very first part of the body that one notices in a stranger. Seems logical too! And eyelashes are a dominant feature of the same. Long and thick eyelashes are not only a beauty advantage but serve to prevent impurities from entering the delicate eyes as well. As such, eyelash care is of utmost importance. Here we give you ten tips on how to grow your eyelashes naturally:
10. Castor Oil:
Castor oil is an ingredient that is almost easily available and works wonders for your eyelashes because it stimulates follicle growth and is replete with essential nutrients. To make use of the nourishment of castor oil, you need to apply a few drops of it to your eyelashes (and in addition, even to your eyebrows, if you wish) and leave it overnight. In the morning, wash it off with slightly lukewarm water. To prevent damage to your eyelashes during application, make sure to use a gentle brush or a cotton swab to apply it. Castor Oil can also be mixed with a few drops of aloe vera gel and used in a similar manner. Its moisturising property is sure to encourage healthy, natural growth. Incorporate this into your daily beauty routine and you will see the thicker, longer and stronger eyelashes in less than two months!
9. Green Tea:
Green tea is quite an aversion when it comes to consumption because of its bitter and often undesirable taste that takes a while to develop. However, when it comes to external application, that aversion is completely neglected. This is true even in the case of our eyelashes. Green tea is a wonderful ingredient because of its flavonoids, antioxidants and caffeine. In addition to promoting the protection of your already existing eyelashes, it also helps stimulate the growth of new and healthy ones. All you have to do is make green tea as you normally would and then allow it to cool down. Once it has cooled down, use a gentle brush or cotton to apply it to your eyelashes.
8. Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera is the one must have product for all your skin and hair care needs. It has a whole lot of nutrients and vitamins and provides the much needed moisture to skin and hair. As such, it is a very effective remedy for growing thick and long eyelashes. Use a mascara wand, gentle brush or a dab of cotton to apply a little bit of aloe vera gel to your eyelashes before going to bed. Be sure to rinse the natural aloe vera gel thoroughly before applying so that the latex is removed. Leave it overnight and wash it off with slightly warm water in the morning. In a few weeks’ time, you will have a thicker and stronger set of eyelashes! It also promotes vital and healthy growth.
7. Olive Oil:
Just as in the case of most other natural oils, olive oil is endowed with a lot of Vitamin E and oleic acid. These constituents help in adding volume and nourishment to your eyelashes and thus, the regular application of olive oil is indeed beneficial. The best way to apply it is to warm the olive oil a little and completely soak a cotton swab in it. Then use this to apply the olive oil on your eyelashes just like you would ordinarily apply mascara. You ma also use a mascara wand or a gentle brush to do the same. Leave this overnight and wash off in the morning with warm water to get beautiful, long and thick eyelashes.
6. Brush your Eyelashes:
We know that it is essential to comb and brush our hair almost daily for longer and stronger hair. Almost the same logic applies in the case of our eyelashes too. Using a gentle eyelash brush, one must periodically brush their eyelashes. This is beneficial fro two reasons-one, it removes the dust particles and trapped impurities leading to unclogged pores. Secondly, just like for the hair on your head, it will improve blood circulation such that more nutrients reach your follicles and healthy growth is promoted. You can put a few drops of Vitamin E oil on to your brush and then move the brush from the roots of your hair to the top, in upward strokes. Do this about twice daily for five minutes each and you are sure to see desired results!
5. Eyelid Massage:
This is a very common and relaxing way of promoting healthy eyelash growth. Wash your hands thoroughly and apply a little of either shea butter, natural oil or petroleum jelly on to your eye lids. Massage gently using your fingers, in small circular motions along your eyelids and eyelash line, for about five to seven minutes. The result is improved blood flow to your eyes and this, in turn, means more of nutrients being absorbed there. Thus, an eyelid massage will promote natural and healthy growth as also prevent the falling or thinning of your eyelashes.
4. Lemon Peels:
Who ever knew that those lemon peels that we consign to the garbage bin could be useful or our lashes? Lemon peels are rich in Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Folic Acid along with other essential nutrients and thus, promote eyelash growth and add volume to them. When used in addition to the natural oils like olive oil or castor oil, they enhance the effect of these oils. Moderately dried lemon peels must be soaked in either castor or olive oil for a period of about a week or two, after which it must be applied on to the eyelashes using a brush or cotton and left overnight. A few weeks of such application is enough to give you desired results.
3. Avoid using fake eyelashes:
Fake eyelashes seem like a short-term solution to gaining thick and beautiful eyelashes. However, when seen in the long-term, they tend to be detrimental. This is because firstly, they add unnecessary weight on to the existing eyelashes and weaken them. Secondly, when you remove these fake eyelashes, you also end up removing the actual ones! Hence, it is best to avoid using fake eyelashes.
2. Remember to remove all make up before going to sleep:
Make up is a good remedy to look better and feel more confident at formal or casual events. However, once you are back home, there is no need to keep wearing it. This is true even for eyelashes. Excess make up chokes the eyelashes and does not let them breathe.Clogged and dirty pores can weaken them and thus, it is best to remove all make up as soon as its purpose has been solved. This is why you should never wear your make up to bed.
1. Eat Healthy:
Diet is an important factor when it comes to the care of your eyelashes. Nutrients will be absorbed by the eyes and other parts of the body only when they are being inserted in to the body by way of a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Eat seasonal products rather than those that are available all year round because they often have a lot of chemicals. Avoid foods that only disrupt your digestive system because they can have an adverse effect on hair growth.
So look no further! Make use of these natural remedies and say goodbye to thin or weak eyelashes. Follow the simple steps and strengthen your eyelashes to give your eyes not only a protective but also a beautifully enriched outline!