- Do eyelashes grow back?
- Eyelash 101
- How long do I have to wait for them to grow?
- Prevention is the first step
- Repair and replenish
- Maintenance – for life.
- Can I get my eyelashes back?
- Make your own treatment
- Do you have your eyelash care kit ready?
- It’s all about you.
- A cool tip!
Do eyelashes grow back?
Long, thick, healthy eyelashes reflect not only your outer health but your inner well-being as well. Men and women alike normally love to have those amazing thick lashes seen in advertisements and movie stars.
You may have lost your eyelash volume due to illness, or from the effects of damaging makeup products. You may just be genetically predisposed to a thing or almost non-existent appearing eyelashes.
No matter what your situation is, losing your eyelashes affects your natural beauty and affects your self-confidence. Fake lashes are an option, but that is exactly what they are, fake.
Many people have on several occasions tried one product after another product to improve their lashes with no luck or any positive outcome whatsoever. The vacant promised of pills, creams and other methods may work for some, but not others.
Not just for flirting, eyelashes serve a purpose. They are necessary to protect your precious eyes from dust and foreign object and particles. Everyone is different and has a unique concentration of eyelashes. Some ethnicity are blessed with thick dark lashes, while others get a sparse amount of blonde, almost invisible lashes.
How long do I have to wait for them to grow?
Eyelashes fall off, this is normal and is no cause for panic. Just like your skin shedding, or your hair falling out, it happens from time to time. Applying false lashes and eyelash curlers, heavy mascara; the wiping of your eyes and regular makeup removal are all factors that can affect this process.
Just like your hair, eyelashes regrow. They will come back a little softer initially, then will harden a little as they get longer.
Some find that by trimming them, growth may be encouraged and accelerated. Again, this may work for some but not all.
For the average person, eyelash regrowth takes averagely 1 to 6 months. Remember, everyone is different. However, by treating your eyelashes with special emollients and improving your overall health, you will be able to increase the speed at which you see new eyelash growth. Results will always vary depending on the treatment you have selected, the effect it has on you, your regime and commitment to it as well as your overall health and well-being.
Prevention is the first step
Take care of your body and what you put into it, and you will most definitely have healthy eyelashes, as well as better overall health.
The first thing you need to assess is what you are eating. Are they rich in Vitamins C and E? These vitamins support the healthy growth of hair and can be found in some foods as well as herbal supplements. Choose your supplements carefully. Be sure they promote hair and nail growth and do not conflict with any other medications or supplements you may already be taking.
A few foods that will boost the health of your eyes and eyelashes are:
- Most fruits
- Green vegetables.
- Other sources of proteins.
You will see no growth or improvements in your eyelashes if you continue to use harsh eye products. Waterproof mascara has a devastating effect on your eyelashes. It will dry them out and make them extremely brittle. Yes, Mascara gives a spectacular impact on anyone’s face, but, if you must use it, I would use an easy to remove, gentle mascara. It may not have the same impact, but in the long run, your lashes will be healthier and require less of it to have the same impact.
You will always need to take very good care of your eyelashes if you want them not to fall out:
Throw out old makeup (eye makeup especially) every 4 to 6 months
- Be gentle with your eyelashes – don’t rub them
- Use a recommended eyelash enhancement products
- Use a gentle makeup remover pad or low acidity cleanser to remove all makeup, never a harsh soap
- Whenever possible, go without makeup and let your skin and eyelashes breath. Makeup covers and masks your skin.
- Never sleep in your makeup!
Repair and replenish
One way to revitalize your natural eyelashes back in just a short period of time, consider using a recommended eyelash treatment product. Most treatments are recommended to be applied at night.
There are many treatments available and it is recommended to do extensive research as to what will work best for you based on your skin type and desired results. If you want any of the products to work, you must remove all eye make before applying.
Always follow the recommended application procedures and heed the warning. Anything that goes close to your eyes should always be managed with extreme caution. Should the damage be severe, you may require a prescription solution to stimulate growth.
Maintenance – for life.
Just like your hair and skin, your eyelashes need to be conditioned and treated with love and care. Some of the natural methods that are easily available in stores are emu oil and olive oil. Because these treatments are oils, it is recommended you do not go out after you have applied them as they will attract dust and particles. Take a day in, relax and have a me’ day.
Once you start a treatment, you will need to continue with it to make sure it will work. You will not see results in a day. It will take dedication and commitments to see the results you seek. Set aside time each week to apply the treatment that will work best for you.
If after a month or so, you are not seeing the expected results you were hoping for, try a different oil or treatment combination and see if that works better for you. As mentioned, everyone is unique.
Another treatment that can be used is Vaseline (petroleum jelly). This will also remove any residual makeup from your eye area and thicken your lashes naturally.
The oils and treatments can be applied with a Q-Tip or supplied applicator. This can be done monthly or at a time when you know you can relax and let it do its job.
Factors that may affect the health of your eyelashes:
- Environment (chemicals, like chlorine, eyelash glue)
- Damaging makeup products
- Extreme heat
- Vitamin deficiencies
Can I get my eyelashes back?
Oils for hair treatments such as olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil can also be used on your eyelashes to protect them, and coat them in a layer of moisture that prevents them from further damage. They also help provide the lashes with extra nutrients that they need to grow thick and long.
Vitamin E oil has also proven to be quite effective. Use a clean mascara brush or Q-Tip to apply.
Did you know, olive oil is an excellent eye makeup remover! So, get into the habit of using olive oil to remove your makeup you will be treating your eyelashes without any effort!
In the morning, you can gently wipe your eyes with warm water and you are ready for your day.
If the treatments are not working to your satisfaction, you may have an underlying medical condition which may be preventing you from new eyelash growth. It is best to consult with your doctor to see if professional treatments are available to help you.
Make your own treatment
You can easily prepare your own treatment at home by blending equal parts of castor oil and coconut oil.
If you need a more aggressive treatment or the damage is quite extreme, add a small amount of avocado oil to the mixture. Blend all ingredients in a small container with a lid, shake well then apply using eyelash brush or a Q-Tip. This mixture can not only be applied on eyelashes but on eyebrows as well.
Do you have your eyelash care kit ready?
• Small plastic container with a tight-fitting seal-able lid
• Eyelash brush (clean)
• Cotton Balls and Q-Tips
• Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Vaseline, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera (any or all)
• Alternately, you can place dried lemon peel into the oil (and leave for a few weeks) and use that solution
• Eye makeup remover
• Time to relax and let the treatment work!
Brush your eyelashes regularly, massage the areas around your eyes gently to stimulate circulation. As much attention, you give your hair and it’s caring, give to your eyelashes.
It’s all about you.
Your beauty regime needs to be consistent and meet your unique needs. Go with the products that are available to you and that your body will accept (no allergies). Always do a skin test to make sure you will not have any adverse reaction to any of the treatments, especially when they will be applied near your eyes!
Your health starts from inside your body. Ensuring you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need, staying hydrated and taking the steps you know you need to take to be the most beautiful you, is up to you.
A cool tip!
Take a photo of your eyelashes when you first start your treatment, then take regular photos to check on your progress and track your results. This will help you figure out which treatment is working best for you and your unique physiology.
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