We all dream of batting long, fluttery, and flirty eyelashes. While false eyelashes and extensions can help us achieve that temporarily, they often cause damage to our real eyelashes. Plus, it never competes to owning beautiful natural lashes.
Various other factors – such as advancing age, or an underlying medical condition can also cause lashes to thin and fall out.
Whether your lashes are looking thin and sparse or you simply want to give them a volume boost, there are plenty of ways to promote the growth of long healthy lashes.
Keen to learn more? Keep reading.
Be Gentle to Lashes
On the quest for huge doe-eyed lashes, many of us end up damaging them instead. This is often due to the constant use of eyelash extensions, falsies, and heated eyelash curlers.
While these options provide us with doll-like lashes sans mascara, they often cause the natural lashes to break. This is especially with the use of extensions. Many women then feel like they need to compensate for the skimpy lashes leftover with, you guessed it, more eyelash extensions.
In the end, it’s a vicious circle and it’s your natural lashes that must suffer the consequences.
Likewise, eyelashes can become damaged if they’re not washed properly after being coated with thick and volumizing mascara. These dense formulas are often difficult to rinse off lashes, and it’s easy to roll into bed after a half-done cleansing job.
Plus, the more you scrub your eyelashes when trying to remove makeup, the more you’ll damage them.
To leave lashes clean and clump-free after wearing mascara, opt for gentle micellar water. Osmotics Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water requires no rinsing or rubbing and is non-irritating too. Instead, the gentle formula dissolves makeup while cleansing and refreshing the skin around the eyes.
The good news is that any lash breakage or thinning should be temporary, and eyelash growth is a relatively quick turnaround. Like the hair on your head, lashes naturally fall and grow back.
You can expect lashes to fully grow back within eight weeks. Follow the rest of our tips, and by that time you can expect a set of full, feathery lashes.
Take Vitamin E Supplements
One of the best ways to promote lash growth is by consuming a healthy and varied diet that’s packed full of protein and vitamins. Foods like fish, eggs, beans, and yogurt all contribute to lovely long lashes. Soy protein is also a popular option for stimulating lash growth.
However, incorporating a vitamin E supplement into your diet can help speed up the process of lash regrowth. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, and it can help lessen oxidative damage that could cause hair loss.
If you’re considering taking a vitamin E supplement for lash growth, be sure to discuss dosage with your doctor beforehand.
Drink Green Tea
We know that green tea is a superfood ingredient that’s packed into many skincare products. But did you know it also works wonders for eyelash growth?
Green tea is a positive source of a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This is renowned for its hair growth-promoting effect, hence why it can help you grow longer lashes.
If you enjoy relaxing with a warm cup of green tea, drink it twice daily to start reaping the beauty benefits of the brew. Alternatively, you can apply green tea topically to the lashes.
Simply dip a cotton ball or pad into a cool glass of green tea and smear it over your lashes. While it may seem weird at first, you’ll get used to it! The tea mixture will stimulate eyelash growth while also cleaning the follicles.
An easy one for you here! Brushing lashes with a small lash comb twice daily is a great way to stimulate growth. The act of brushing helps to distribute natural oils on the lashes along the length, helping them grow stronger.
Again, it may seem silly but massaging your eyelids gently (not too hard – ouch!) can help stimulate eyelash growth. After all, massaging has long been known for its beauty and health benefits as the process help improve blood circulation so well.
Use Eyelash Serum
Finally, there’s no harm in getting a little extra help in the form of a special serum to boost the length of your lashes.
Modern and over the counter lash serums are packed full of peptides and vitamins which work to strengthen your lashes to help them grow longer.
We love Replenix’s Replenish Eyelash Enhancing Serum to promote healthy lash growth. The eyelash enhancing formula is clinically designed to help improve the fullness of lashes during the natural growth cycle. The WideLash™ technology works with an effective combination of peptides and nutrients to combat any signs of thinning or sparse lashes.
The result is a pair of lovely lashes that are naturally longer, fuller, and stronger. Beat that, eyelash extensions!
Alternatively, check out the rest of our range of products that gift you with long fluttery eyelashes.