Beauty is a billion dollar industry. Consumers often spend hundreds, even thousands, each year on beauty products, including mascara. There are plenty of mascaras on the market that promise to make your eyelashes bolder, brighter, longer and more beautiful. Instead of spending all your dough on these products, consider a few natural remedies to help you get the eyelashes you’ve been longing for.
Here are eight ways to grow long eyelashes in no time:
Combing helps improves blood flow which in turn works to stimulate hair growth. Use a thoroughly washed brush from an old mascara tube to comb your lashes. Brush from the base of your eyelashes to the tips for 5 minutes per day. Add a few drops of Vitamin E for an extra boost!
Castor oil, coconut oil and olive oil all contain fatty acids that work as nutrients for your lashes, to keep them moisturized and healthy. Put a drop of oil on a clean brush or on your finger, then apply it to your eyelashes before bed.
Many vitamin deficiencies can cause loss of hair and eyelashes. Maintain a healthy diet can help keep your eyelashes strong, thick and healthy. Be sure to eat protein, fruits, vegetables and foods rich in fatty acids such as nuts.
4. Green Tea
Green tea is loaded with vitamins and powerful antioxidants that can help reverse hair loss. Simply make a strong cup of green tea, let it cool, then apply it to your eyelashes using a cotton pad twice a day.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera moisturizes your hair while promoting growth. Using a fresh Aloe leaf, squeeze out a few drops of juice. Apply the juice to your lashes and leave it on overnight to condition. Wash your face and rinse your eyes in the morning. Mix Aloe juice with castor oil or olive oil for an extra boost!
Cleaning your face is an important part of stimulating the growth of your eyelashes. Sleeping in your mascara can damage your eyelashes and cause them to break. Be sure to remove your makeup thoroughly before bed.
Gently massaging your eyelids can help improve circulation and stimulate hair growth. Wash your hands, then apply a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil to your fingers. Lightly massage your eyelids and eyelashes for about 5 minutes. Repeat several times a week.
8. Makeup Breaks
Many mascaras contain ingredients that can cause your eyelashes to become dry and fragile. Give your eyes a rest every once in a while and go mascara-free. Make sure to replace your mascara every 2-3 months to avoid eye infections.