Who doesn’t want long and wispy lashes? When you come to think of it, the world is comprised of different sets of beauty standards depending on the continent or country but one thing is for certain, thick and luscious lashes are considered beautiful everywhere. Eyelashes frame your eyes hence; it automatically can enhance your beauty. If you, unfortunately, were not born with long eyelashes, don’t fret! The tips discussed in this article will surely help you out.
Brush You Lashes.
Every night before going to bed, make sure to brush your eyelashes to encourage growth. You can use any old eyebrow brush to do this. Apparently frequent brushing will remove any dead hair and will strengthen the remaining eyelash hair. This can also encourage hair growth since it stimulates the hair follicles. You can also use this trick on your eyebrows.
Massage Your Eyelids.
Similar to the previous tip, you can also perform this before going to bed. You will be surprised by how oddly relaxing this is. Not only do you stimulate and encourage blood flow to your hair follicles, you are also conveniently relaxing your tired eyes after a long day.
Apply Castor Oil to Your Lashes
According to Refinery29, Castor oil is the perfect way to get longer lashes because it is jam packed with Vitamin E and fatty acids. Of course you have the option of just using this ingredient alone, or to create your own serum by mixing together different natural oils. However, be mindful of the fact that this will take some time to work and won’t be as dramatic of a change as you would hope to get.
Try Eyelash Serums or Enhancers.
Speaking of getting dramatic effects, the best way to get this is by using an eyelash enhancer. Similar to that of castor oil, you also have to apply it on a daily basis and you will usually see results after 8 weeks of use. This stuff however can come with a pretty hefty price but if you have the means and you really want long lashes then you should give this stuff a try.
False eyelashes are considered to be more of a band-aid solution. You literally put this stuff on and just take it off by the end of the day. The great thing about it is, aside from the non-commitment, is the fact that it comes cheap and is readily available anywhere. However, this stuff is better for special occasions since applying this every single day can be a hassle.
If you want the look of false eyelashes without the hassle of putting it on every single day, you could consider using eyelash extensions. According to Arianna Montazem, one of Los Angeles’ best eyelash artists, eyelash extensions can last for four to six weeks, depending on how well you take care of them. They’re great because, not only do they look natural but you also wake up with beautiful lashes everyday without the hassle of having to put it on.
Do it Yourself Fiber Mascara
If the previous tips have proven to be too rich for your taste, then maybe you could try a DIY hack. All you will need is your favorite mascara and a cotton ball. Cosmopolitan advises that you use a clean spoolie as well. Basically all you have to do is apply a first coat of mascara, run the spoolie through a cotton ball then apply it to your lashes as you would your mascara. Finish it off with another coat of mascara. You can repeat these steps until you get your desired look.
Use Baby Powder
This tip is similar to that of the cotton ball trick. However, in this case, you will dust baby powder onto your lashes after the first coat of mascara and then finish it with another coat.
Always Clean Your Mascara Brush
This is pretty self-explanatory but you wouldn’t believe how many people still fail to do this. Failure to clean your mascara brush every so often will not only lead to clumpy and spidery lashes, it can also cause eye irritation or allergies.
Go Easy on Your Lashes
It might sound counterintuitive after all those tips and tricks but the best way to ensure that your eyelashes are long and healthy is to give them a break and let them breath every now and then. If you’re just running errands or going to the gym then maybe try to opt out on using your mascara. You can also choose to not use waterproof mascara every now and then considering how difficult they are to remove; it usually has you tugging at your eyelashes.
A little bit of mascara, extensions and maybe a little bit of tender, love and care can give you the beautiful and luscious lashes that you have always wanted.