5 Tips for Longer Lashes
Long, lush lashes are a thing we all want. We take it for granted while we are young. Then, we envy the thick lashes we see on our kids and wonder if all hope for our own lashes is lost. Did you know that the hair on our heads will grow for up to three years if left alone, but our eyelashes grow for only three months before they fall out? This, of course, puts a limit on the potential length of your lashes. Age plays a role too. But there are tips for longer lashes.
The best tips for longer lashes leave the glue out of the equation and shine a light on natural beauty that you can achieve right at home.
Eyelashes tend to thin as we age. They grow within the same time frame, however, and they fall out at the rate of about 1 to 4 per day. That makes us wonder if you could increase the time your lashes stay intact, could they grow longer and fuller? Keeping your lashes healthy is the secret to keeping them longer and potentially being able to grow them longer. There are several ways to do that. Here are 5 of the best tips for longer lashes.
Moisturize Your Lashes
Your skin, hair, and nails stay healthier if you moisturize. The same is true for your lashes. You have a choice of what to use to keep your lashes properly moisturized. Vitamin E, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, olive oil, and even Castor oil are among the top choices. Apply nightly with a spoolie or micro-wand and watch your lashes turn beautiful. (hint: this may work for eyebrows too!)
Try a Lash Serum
Lash serums like Prime Choice Beauty Longer Lashes Serum contain amino acids and keratin which promote the production of collagen to help you grow longer and stronger lashes that won’t break or fall out early. Serums like this one, if used daily, can give you longer, stronger and voluminous results in as little as 2 weeks. This is definitely worth a try if you are looking for quick and lasting results.
Brush Your Lashes
The benefits of brushing your hair daily are the same when applied to your lashes. You can use a spoolie brush or a specialized lash comb to gently brush your lashes outward. This will also keep them growing straight instead of awkwardly in different directions. It will keep your lashes healthy which will keep them growing to their full potential.
Apply and Remove Your Mascara Properly
Always begin with clean lashes. Then for a little extra length, curl your lashes before applying mascara. For a thicker look, apply your mascara in a slight, outward, sideways motion. Removing your mascara is really important. Letting mascara sit overnight will cause brittle lashes and breakage so make this a habit. Every night remove your mascara with micellar water or a moisturizing eye makeup remover. Use a cotton ball or square and remove the mascara in a gentle, downward motion. This will limit damage or accidentally pulling out any precious lashes.
Consider a Biotin Supplement
According to some doctors and skin experts, some vitamin and mineral deficiencies can adversely affect hair growth, including lashes. Biotin is one of those vitamins. Biotin is part of the family of B vitamins. If you suspect you are not getting enough Biotin in your diet, a supplement might help. It’s also worth noting that many Biotin supplements contain other ingredients often linked to the promotion of hair and nail health, like Vitamin E. So while we can’t turn back time the good news is we can start here with clean, fresh lashes and make them the healthiest they can be.