Eyelashes frame your eyes and the longer and thicker they are, the better your eyes look. But if you’ve been using mascara and falsies for years, you probably already know that temporary lash beauty usually results in short, dry, brittle lashes.
That’s why we’re all about using natural home remedies for eyelash growth that strengthen and replenish your lashes while helping them grow out faster and healthier.
So just what are these little known beauty secrets that can quickly make your lashes look naturally longer, softer and healthier?
Here are some of our favorites 🙂
Brush Your Lashes
Taking care of your lashes should become part of your daily beauty regime. And one of the most effective, easiest ways to do that is by simply brushing your lashes.
Brushing your lashes regularly allows you to distribute natural oils along the length of your lashes while stimulating growth and promoting healthy lashes at the same time.
Use a disposable mascara wand – sans mascara, of course. You could always do this in conjunction with the next tip…
Nourishing Oils for Eyelashes
Nutrient rich oils are perfect for helping brittle eyelashes become strong and healthy. The best oils for eyelashes include nutrient-rich oils like as castor oil and coconut oil which are full of fatty acids, proteins and antioxidants that can work wonders on your lashes.
The oil is easily absorbed into the hair follicle and can replenish and restore old eyelashes, helping them to last and grow longer. Looking to regrow eyelashes faster?
Oils will also help you grow back lashes that were pulled off or fell out. The best part is that with the help of oils, lashes will grow back healthier than they were before.
Want to find out how to make homemade eyelash growth serum using a few of the best oils for eyelashes?
Grab Green Tea for Lash Growth
Green tea isn’t just for drinking! It can actually be used to help improve your lashes as well.
This home remedy couldn’t be easier, simply make some green tea as you normally would if you were going to drink it, let it cool down so it doesn’t hurt the sensitive skin around your eye when you put it on, then simply apply with a cotton pad.
Green tea contains caffeine and flavonoids which help maintain healthy eyelashes, and stimulate new lash growth.
Aloe Vera for Lash Conditioning
Aloe vera is a soothing product that has been widely used for a number of health and beauty purposes, thanks to its richly moisturizing and deeply nourishing qualities.
This is what makes aloe vera as good at nursing dry and brittle lashes back to health as it is at soothing sunburn.
To use, simply apply aloe vera gel directly to your eyelashes using a eyeliner brush or q-tip. The nourishing aloe vera will leave your lashes feeling softer, fuller and more defined while improving the strength of your lashes and helping them to grow to their full length and height.
Eggs for Healthy Lashes
The high protein in eggs can help create thicker and longer eyelashes. In addition, it contains biotin and B vitamins that play a major role in improving the overall texture of your lashes. You can apply egg whites directly to your lashes to strengthen and fortify them!
Oh, and don’t forget to eat them! Eggs are a fantastic source of lash-health-boosting nutrition!
Coconut Milk for Strong, Shiny Eyelashes
Coconut milk is rich in protein and essential fats which your body needs to stay healthy and looking great. And these very same nutrients are just as important for growing strong, healthy lashes!
Simply soak cotton malls in cold coconut milk and apply daily to your eyes, giving it a few minutes to let the milk sink in. Coconut milk will soothe and replenish your lashes and help them grow strong and healthy.
Vaseline for Eyelash Treatments
Vaseline is a very affordable, super easy home remedy for your eyelashes. As you know, Vaseline is great for locking in moisture so a Vaseline lash treatment can be just what you need if your lashes are dry, brittle and prone to breaking off easily.
That being said, we don’t recommend Vaseline on your eyelashes for long-term use. Just use it as a short and intensive treatment when your lashes are in dire need of some super-hydration.
Another way to use Vaseline is to add some into your mascara – you’ll see instant results with a glossier, more defined lash line.
Eat a Lash Friendly Diet
Eating the right food actually plays an important part in keeping our eyelashes strong and lustrous. Having a nutritious and balanced diet is essential for overall health, supporting muscle development, helping our skin to remain smooth and hydrated, and helping our nails and eyelashes remain in perfect condition too.
If you want to target your lashes and get thicker, longer ones naturally then make sure you stock up on the following:
Our lashes are pretty much made up of protein so without a protein-rich diet, healthy lashes are impossible. Eat plenty of fish, meat, poultry and eggs, as well as dairy products like milk and cheese. You can also find protein in foods such as kidney beans and rice.
We all know that calcium strengthens bones and teeth, but did you know it actually strengthens eyelashes too? So make sure you include plenty of calcium in your diet which you can find in yogurt, cheese, milk, tofu, almonds, salmon and sardines.
Vitamin C has healing properties and helps eyelashes fight infection, repairs follicle damage which is essential for new growth, and reduces the risk of eyelashes becoming brittle and breaking. Find Vitamin C in citrus fruits, broccoli and tomatoes.
Vitamins B and E are also fantastic for encouraging hair growth, and keeping your lashes soft and strong. To boost your intake of Vitamin E eat almonds, kale, spinach, avocados, blueberries, and peanut butter. For vitamin B include pork, poultry, bread, whole cereals, eggs, vegetables. and soya beans.
These home remedies for eyelash growth will not only improve your lashes but will lead to a healthier, happier and more radiant looking you in no time…not to mention you can try them all right now, in the comfort of your own home.
What are you waiting for? Go grow some lashes!