It’s time you showed your natural eyelashes some love too
Eye lashes have always been markers of beauty for women. Previously, the only readily available options to the masses were mascara and curlers. However, now we have false lashes and extensions to create the illusion of longer, fuller lashes that are readily available and at different price points that almost anyone can rock thicker, longer versions of their lashes. But like the weaves and wigs of our heads, over reliance on these babies can lead to your natural beauties suffering. If you can wear extensions sparingly, experts’ advice that you do so. However, if you’re already addicted to this Hollywood-like effect, it’s time you put in more time and effort to keeping your natural lashes healthy. Interestingly, most of the tips and tricks featured are easily incorporated into a daily beauty regime; without taking up too much of your time.
Falsies are everywhere! It’s almost become the norm to see false eyelashes in your day to day activities, that natural eyelashes have taken the back seat. Nevertheless, they are hair that still needs some TLC too. Treat them poorly, and you’ll be left with sparse to no lashes. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get healthy, strong lashes. There are a bunch of natural remedies you can incorporate into your daily beauty routine. Remember, it works better when you build a united defence. You can combine a number, if not all, of the points on this list to your care regime.
Don’t Sleep With Makeup On
Even your lashes need a breather when you get home. As soon as you can, thoroughly but gently, take off all your makeup correctly. Having even a little makeup on can lead to your lashes getting tangled with your beddings and falling out. Not to mention, it increases your risk of developing eye infections.
Brush Thy Hair
Just like the hair on your head, your lashes need regular brushing too. This habit will not only help to stimulate blood flow, but also assist with spreading your natural oils across the entire lash length. If you don’t want to splurge on a specifically made eyelash bush, you can take a mascara wand, wash it thoroughly and correctly, and convert it into your new, designated lash brush.
Curl Less Often
Too much of anything is bad for you. So, if you’re in the habit of curling your lashes daily, you may want to slow down on that front. The action weakens the lashes over time, making them more susceptible to damage and breakage. Reduce the frequency, if possible, reserve it for special occasions and embrace your natural lashes a little more.
Healthy Diet Living
Eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated play a role in maintaining strong eyelashes and promoting growth. In particular, adding foods rich in protein such as eggs and omega-3 fatty acids foods like nuts are great for promoting hair growth. This is because your hair is made up with keratin which is a protein type. Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium are also essential for lash growth.
Oil Them Up
There are a few oils out there that have natural benefits you can make the best of. Castor oil, for example, works like a night serum that you wash off in the morning to help with growth. This is because it’s packed with vitamin E, nutrients, omega 6 fatty acids and proteins. Dabbing on olive oil and leaving it for 15 minutes at night is a great way to nourish your lashes as well. Another great night time oil is Lavender oil, which helps to fight free radicals. Some beauty sites suggest petroleum jelly works just as well as the oils listed above.