3 Simple Ways To Grow Longer Eyelashes
Long eyelashes are a wish for many people. We all wish we could have them, at least I know I do. If you have long eyelashes that come naturally, then you are blessed. For most of us, fake eyelashes always seem like the ultimate solution. However, the chemicals needed to glue them to your eyes may be toxic so I will not advise you to try them. The mascaras too, keep off from them. Who wants to jeopardize their future when they can get these beautiful eyelashes naturally? I bet you do not!
Discussed below are 3 pretty simple ways to grow longer eyelashes:
1. Spoil Your Eyelids With Some Massage
Massaging the area around your eyelids increases blood flow and circulation to the hair follicles. As such, more nutrients reach the follicles. This increases blood. As we all know, such a place promotes the lashes to grow. It will also stimulate hair growth and prevent breakage and thinning of your lashes. Massaging you scalp can also help if you are having the same problem with your hair. Use your fingertips to massage along your lids together with the lash line in small, circular motions. You may use Shea butter or petroleum for this massage. Ensure your hands are clean for this purpose to avoid infection. Remember you are dealing with a very delicate area. Massage for about 6 minutes. Repeat this process for a few weeks and you will be surprised.
2. Use Castor Oil on Your Eyelids
Castor oil has been proven to aid in growing lustrous and voluminous lashes. It also helps fight microorganisms that interfere with their growth. In general, castor oil is rich in beneficial antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties act synergically to encourage hair growth. Castor oil may thus be used if you are having the same trouble with your hair and your eyebrows.
Apply a few (1 or 2) drops of castor oil on your eyelids. Before you do, ensure your face is free of any make up and that the brand of castor oil you are using is a natural and hexane-free. You can use your fingertips or some cotton to apply the castor. It should be applied from the roots to the end of the eyelashes. Repeat this process a few times a week.
3. Use Olive Oil
You thought olive oil was only great for your hair? Eyelashes are also hair, so it works as perfect as it does for the hair. Olive oil lengthens conditions and protects your eyelashes. When combined with lemon essential oil, the two act synergically on your and the results are simply amazing. This is because lemon adds antiseptic and antimicrobial properties to the twist, protecting any infection, for longer, healthier eyelashes. This oil is rich in vitamin E and oleic acid that helps keep the lashes dark. Coconut essential oil also can be used as it has the same properties as the lemon essential oil. However, it should be combined with the lavender essential oil as an alternative to the olive oil.
Apply the oil to your eyelashes before going to sleep. Leave it throughout the night, and wash in the morning with lukewarm water. Repeat this process daily for a few months and you should be able to see amazing results.
Foods to eat for longer eyelashes
The foods you eat may also boost the growth of eyelashes. Changing your diet can help you achieve this dream. For them to grow, they require plenty of vitamins and proteins. The following foods will assist you through when incorporated into your diet:
- Soy protein-stimulate eyelash growth
- Natural Yoghurt
- Green Tea
Green tea also can be applied nicely to the eyelashes to stimulate their growth. It has properties such as flavonoids that help clean the hair follicles, boosting the growth of eyelashes.
In general, brush your eyelashes at least twice a day. This will ensure the natural oils are distributed stimulating their growth. Ensure to take general hygiene on your eyelids to avoid damaging the sensitive area. Be gentle when removing any mascara you had applied as at times, it is hard. Opt for a mascara that is not waterproof since these make your eyelashes dry, and they are not easy to remove.
Eyelashes are one of those features that enhance your beauty. You do not have to take the extreme measures to get them. Try the above ways and you will never regret it. Also, ensure to keep check of your diet as this also can help in growing longer lashes. Homemade mascara can be used as an alternative to the commercial mascara. Try how all this works out for you. As they say, natural is the current healthy way to go in almost everything.
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Adonia Dennis (@adoniadennis), by profession a Health, Beauty and Skin Care adviser. She provides solutions related to beauty and skin care problems such as skin hyperpigmentation, ageing, sensitive skin, etc. She is an independent researcher who research for the all type of skin related issues. She is a passionate blogger who loves to write and share her views on health, fitness and diet. To know more about Adonia, follow her on Facebook, Google +, and Pinterest.