Eyelashes make our eyes stand out. They enhance the beauty of our eyes. I’ve always been obsessed with lashes, using tonnes of waterproof mascara to make them pop. But don’t we all love naturally thick and long lashes? And boys tend to have them without even trying! How unfair.
A number of factors determine the length of your lashes – genetics, the products you use, your diet and overall health. It is necessary to focus on your overall health as well.
A few months back, my eyelashes started looking thinner and shorter, so I kind of freaked out. To save my lashes, I tried out all the remedies. Fortunately, I could rescue my lashes before it was too late!
Here are the things that you can do in order to lengthen and strengthen the lashes!
1. Avoid waterproof mascara
Waterproof mascara is tempting, especially when you have watery eyes. But use it sparingly, only when it is absolutely required. Waterproof formulas tend to be harsh, and removing them may be damaging. Use a normal mascara for daily use. Keep the waterproof one for special occasions and rainy days!
2. Be Gentle
While you are removing eye makeup, be very gentle with your eyes. Use a soft, moisturizing cream and remove gently with soft wipes. I personally use a cold cream for removing the eye makeup. Remember, not only can being harsh with your eyes give you early wrinkles, it can seriously damage your lashes! Be good to your lashes, and they’ll flourish.
3. Substitute for Aloe Vera gel
Daily mascara usage can be quite harmful. Instead, try using Aloe Vera gel with a clean mascara wand on you lashes. The Aloe Vera gel holds your lashes in the desired shape and also nourishes them naturally.
4. Use Castor oil
At night, after removing your makeup, apply castor oil using a clean mascara wand or your fingers to your lashes. Castor oil helps them grow faster and also strengthens them. If you do this regularly, you’ll notice a difference in 2 weeks! It definitely helped my lashes.
5. Get adequate sleep
8 hours of sleep is necessary! Never compromise on that.
6. Have a healthy diet
A balanced diet, with adequate protein, vitamins and minerals, is mandatory for your overall health and beauty.
These tips worked for me. Let me know what works for you!