Luscious brows? Long lashes? Yes, please! Thick, shapely eyebrows and long, dark lashes are prized in the world of beauty. And while many of us use temporary products to give us the look we crave, these time-consuming regimens quickly turn the joys of beauty into an annoying hassle. Let’s face it—it’s exhausting to apply and maintain false lashes and pencil in those perfect brows. So, what can we do?
The surprising answer is—we can do a lot! There is a fabulous assortment of products and treatments that help you get thicker brows and flirty lashes. To make things even better, many of these treatments are natural. From olive oil to vitamin E oil and safe growth serums, consider these tips and tricks on how to get bigger brows and longer lashes.
How To Get Fuller Eyebrows
If your brows are still reeling from being plucked thin for so long, the long and aesthetically awkward regrowth phase can have you feeling frustrated (and maybe even embarrassed). There’s no need to stress—we’ve got the tips you need to grow thicker brows in no time. From topical products to the art of massage, consider the following ways to boost your brow production.
Tip Number One: Apply Topical Products
There are a number of topical products on the market that are geared toward brow growth. When you’re selecting a product, choose one that’s formulated with ingredients proven to encourage hair growth. If you’d rather go the natural route, some of nature’s best brow promoters include the following:
- Castor oil
- Tea tree oil
- Biotin (found in egg yolks)
- Coconut oil
Tip Number Two: The Art of Massage
Yes, even your brows benefit from a relaxing massage. By improving the blood flow around your brows and eyes, you’ll naturally stimulate healthy hair growth. Each hair on your body is connected to a blood vessel. When the blood isn’t flowing to these vessels as well as it should, your hair won’t grow as well in that particular area. Therefore, if you want thicker eyebrows, massage along your brow bone for about a minute.
Tip Number Three: Use Quality Beauty Products
When you’re applying your favorite eyebrow pencil, one of the best things you can do to preserve your existing brows and encourage further growth is to use a quality product. The higher the quality your brow makeup or brow pencil is, the fewer worries you’ll have about chemicals causing hair loss or thinning.
Another important factor to consider when using beauty products is makeup remover. These products are gentle and effective at removing makeup—especially from your brows and eyes. They’re better than cleansers. If you’re an avid waterproof makeup user, choose a makeup remover formulated with oil. This way you won’t have to scrub so much, and your delicate lashes and brows won’t sustain damage or fall out.
Pro Tip: When you’re removing makeup from your eyebrows, scrub in the direction your hair grows in. Don’t scrub against the grain, as this could cause more hair to fall out.
How To Get Longer Lashes
Whether you’re nursing tired lashes back to health or helping them grow thicker and longer, you can transform your lashes from minimal to lavish using a few simple steps. Some of these tips may even surprise you!
Tip Number One: Leave Them Alone
Yes, you read it right. Sometimes, one of the best ways to restore your thinning and tired lashes is to leave them alone. By giving your lashes a break from eyeliner, thick eyeshadow, and mascara, you’ll give them the opportunity to heal and grow thicker and healthier.
Tip Number Two: Eat Well
It’s amazing how much of an impact your diet has on your body. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly benefits your lashes and brows. In addition, the more you avoid rubbing or tampering with your lashes and brows, the fluffier and healthier they will be.
Tip Number Three: Apply Olive Oil
Olive oil is a lightweight, nutrient-rich oil that’s extremely beneficial to your lashes. When you apply a light coat of olive oil to your lashes (using a clean, disposable mascara brush), you can help them grow stronger and longer. Olive oil pampers your lashes with its fatty acids. In addition to helping your lashes grow, olive oil also moisturizes and softens them.
Tip Number Four: Use a Quality Product
Use quality products with your brows and lashes. We particularly love the revitalizing Revitalash cosmetic line. Choose from eyebrow and eyelash conditioners, defining liners, and so much more. When you use a poor-quality product, you risk weakening and thinning your lashes.
Tip Number Five: Comb Your Lashes
While combing your eyelashes is the last thing you’d think to do, it has surprisingly great results. Gently combing your lashes with a clean mascara brush helps extend the hairs and encourage faster growth.
Tip Number Six: Apply Coconut Oil
Another beneficial oil to apply to your lashes and brows is coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil hydrates your lashes and strengthens them at the same time. It can also prevent protein loss when you apply it before and after showering.
Tip Number Seven: Take Your Vitamins
Deficiencies in iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, protein, and biotin can negatively affect your hair growth. (This goes for the hair on your head as well as your eyelashes and eyebrows.)
Biotin, or vitamin B7, is a particularly powerful vitamin that encourages hair growth when applied topically. Though there are supplements on the grocery store shelves with biotin in them, note that ingesting these supplements will not affect your hair growth. Egg yolks are a good source of biotin for topical application.
Tip Number Eight: Apply Aloe Vera
Last up on our tips and tricks on how to get bigger brows and longer lashes is aloe vera. Aloe is soothing on sunburns, lashes, and brows alike. While aloe vera doesn’t encourage lash or brow growth on its own, it does provide essential moisture, which contributes to better growth. By ensuring that your lashes and brows are hydrated, you will encourage the development of follicles, which leads to fuller, healthier hair.
Pro Tip: Depending on your skin type, aloe vera can irritate the delicate skin around your eyes. Don’t get any of it into your eyes.