Most women want long, beautiful and thick eyelashes. They make the eyes appear softer and more noticeable, which is why mascara and false eyelashes are so popular. However, you can naturally grow your own long, thick lashes so that there is no need to use products like these.
Start with your diet. Eyelashes are hair, so think about the foods that help the hair on your head grow. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and nutrients. Also include folic acid, beta carotene and vitamin B in your diet. Shellfish and seafood are sources of vitamins which help hair, fingernails and eyelashes grow. If you’ve ever been pregnant, you probably noticed how the prenatal vitamins worked magic for your hair and fingernails. The same can be done for your lashes. Take a multivitamin supplement to ensure that you’re getting the proper nutrients.
Use natural oils and lubricants on your lashes. Brush olive oil or petroleum jelly onto your lashes before bed. The oils will stimulate new growth, help heal any irritations which might be preventing growth, and will naturally make your eyelashes look longer and thicker. Also put vitamin E oil on your lashes before you go to bed. This is a very healing oil and can help reverse damage caused by irritation.
Brush your lashes regularly. When placing the oil and lubricants on your eyelashes, use a clean brush. Throughout the day, brush your lashes a few times as well. Brushing your eyelashes stimulates the follicles to grow. Use a clean and sterile brush and do it in a mirror to prevent eye injury.
Trim your eyelashes. While this might be the last thing you consider doing, it can actually work. Many people have accidentally trimmed or burned their eyelashes and have reported that they grew back fuller and healthier. If you do decide to trim your eyelashes, use a small pair of scissors and look in the mirror while doing it. Only trim the very tips of the eyelashes to stimulate new growth. You don’t want to cut them all off and have no eyelashes while you’re waiting for new ones to grow in.