Deep down, we know that we all want longer, fuller-looking lashes. Having luscious lashes can instantly perk our eyes up for that fresh, doe-eyed look and even complement the rest of our makeup. Besides, having nice lashes can rejuvenate your eyes and help you achieve that no-makeup makeup look without anyone telling you that you look tired. So, how do we achieve a plush set of lashes without piling on heavy false eyelashes or spending a fortune on maintaining lash extensions? Here we have a complete guide to help you achieve your lash goals and get those dreamy, full lashes that you have always dreamt of!
Invest In Lash Growth Products
Remember when clumpy lashes used to be a look? Those dark days of committing beauty faux pas because of bad makeup trends have certainly taken a toll on our natural lashes, as we piled on the mascara in hopes of looking grunge chic. Now, it is time to pay the price. As gimmicky as it may sound, certain lash growth products do work (provided if you have the discipline and patience). Look towards ingredients such as biotin, panthenol, and hyaluronic acid to boost your lash growth. Results will typically show up in 3 to 6 months and can truly transform your lashes for the better by making them appear fuller, longer, and volumised.
As with most beauty products, do speak with a beauty professional and make sure that it suits your skin type before committing to a product. Do avoid home remedies like castor oil and vaseline on your precious lashes as the formulas could potentially damage your lash follicles, clog your pores or even cause eye infections.
You are what you eat, and aside from your skin and hair, a proper diet can effectively enhance lash growth as well. Consider incorporating a protein-rich diet in your weekly meal plans to kickstart lash growth, by having foods that are enriched with biotin, niacin, vitamins C and E, as well as calcium. Doing so not only helps to stimulate your lash follicles, but also strengthen them and minimise follicle inflammation. This, in turn, prevents against lash breakage and those nasty styes along the lash line. On the other hand, good like eggs, avocados, sweet potatoes can provide your body with vitamin B3 to protect your lashes from the harmful effects of free radicals.
Know How To Properly Use An Eyelash Curler
An eyelash curler can help you to achieve bigger, brighter eyes, but only when it is done the right way. The secret lies within getting a good eyelash curler – one that does not crimp or damage your lashes. So, look for ones from reputable beauty brands and ditch the $4 ones from dubious stores. Besides, investing in a quality eyelash curler can last you a long time, without even compromising on the health of your lashes. Next, when it comes to curling your lashes, do gently press down on your lashes only a couple of times, instead of being too heavy-handed with it. Exerting too much pressure on your lashes can actually cause unwanted breakage. Do remember to only curl your lashes before applying mascara as it can be very damaging for your lashes if it’s done the other way around.
Manage Stress Better
Stress is never good for our bodies, be it environmental aggressors or from within ourselves. That said, it is key to manage your stress levels if you want to look and feel good. As stress levels rise, more cortisol hormones are produced; which results in hormonal imbalances within the system. Such hormonal imbalances can take a toll on your hair and even your lashes since it causes the hair within the follicles to premature fall off. So, do some yoga or meditate before bedtime to achieve the lash of your dreams!
Prime Your Lashes
Aside from preventing against streaky application and clumping, lash primers actually do work in providing an extra layer of hydration to your delicate lashes. Since mascara formulas are usually drying by nature, it is probably for the best if you prime your lashes before applying mascara. Consider getting conditioning lash primers to give your lashes the nutrients that they so desperately deserve. On top of that, lash primers add an extra layer to boost the appearance of your mascara, which makes your lashes look even denser and longer.
Remove Mascara Thoroughly
It is definitely troublesome to remove your eye makeup thoroughly, especially after a really long and tiring day out. While all you want to do is wipe off your makeup and get your snooze on, it is essential to cleanse your eye makeup thoroughly. Not actively doing so can actually lead to follicle inflammation and hinder lash growth in the long run. Do also invest in a gentle eye makeup remover so that you will not have to snag and tug at your delicate lash line while trying to get that stubborn mascara off your lashes.