While the length of your eyelashes have a great deal to do with genetics, there are certain habits and products to include into your daily life that will help your lashes reach new lengths!
Biotin is a great supplement to take daily to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. The catch to taking biotin however is that you need to take a minimum of 5mg a day. Anything less than this will not have a noticeable effect.
We all know the many health benefits of eating salmon and nuts on a daily basis, but did you know that an increase of omega 3's promotes shiny healthy lashes, too? Strive to eat salmon 2-3x a week and include almonds as a healthy daily snack. If you are not a fan of either, opt to take a fish oil or flaxseed oil supplement instead. In addition, eating a well balanced diet will contribute to overall health. Remember, just like the hair on your hair, your eyelashes are made out of protein. Be sure you are getting the recommended amount to keep hair and lashes strong.
Mascara removal can wreak havoc on your fringe. Be sure to use products that aren’t waterproof. Waterproof mascaras have a tendency to dry out lashes and in turn, make removal a struggle. Moreover, for at least 1-2 days a week, simply don’t wear mascara. This gives your lashes a break from products and lets them breathe.
It may be an old wives tale but it is one that surely works. Moisturizing your eyelashes with Vaseline, castor oil, sweet almond oil, or olive oil will help keep your lashes growing strong and flexible. All you need is a dab of any of these lubricants on your lashes before bed and you will wake up to shiny, moisturized lashes.
If all else fails, try a growth serum. Amongst the most popular is Latisse which is the only lash growth product approved by the FDA and available by prescription only. However, there are also many others on the market -- but they come at a price. Lilash, Revitalash and Rapid Lash are all tried and true, but be aware that many of these products come with negative side effects such as: itchy eyes, redness, changed eyelid color, and in severe cases – eye color change!
Just like the hair on your head, the eyelashes benefit from stimulation. Not only does this improve circulation and blood flow – carrying all of the nutrients to your lashes – but it also helps the lashes to produce oil.
So if long lashes are what you are after, with a little TLC they can be yours. Maintain good daily habits and only use products that aren’t too harsh on your eyelashes.