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10 Ways to Grow Long Eyelashes in a Month

Bright Side has found some simple ways to grow long eyelashes without resorting to expensive salon procedures.

10. Combing

Why it works: Combing improves blood flow and stimulates hair growth.

What to do: Use a special brush or a thoroughly washed brush from an old mascara tube. Use a few drops of vitamin E, and brush your eyelashes to the tips for 5 minutes twice a day.

9. Oils

Why it works: Castor, coconut, and olive oils contain fatty acids that provide nutrition to follicles and keep eyelashes healthy.

What to do: Put a drop of oil on a clean brush or your finger, and apply it to your eyelashes before going to sleep. You can use one oil or mix a composition.

8. Petroleum jelly

Why it works: Petroleum jelly soothes and moisturizes dry eyelashes.

What to do: Carefully apply a little petroleum jelly with a brush or a finger before going to bed. Avoid eye contact. Wash your face in the morning.

7. Good nutrition

Why it works: A lack of vitamins may lead to loss of hair and eyelashes.

What to do: Eat more protein, vitamins, and foods rich in fatty acids: nuts, meat, fish, eggs, fruits, and vegetables.

6. Green tea

Why it works: Green tea contains antioxidants and vitamins, and that is why it is used in cosmetic products and in hair loss treatment.

What to do: Make a cup of strong green tea, let it cool, and apply it with a cotton pad to your eyelashes twice a day.

5. Aloe vera

Why it works: Aloe juice and flesh are good for hair strengthening and nutrition.

What to do: Take a fresh aloe leaf, squeeze a few drops of juice, and apply to your eyelashes. Leave overnight, and wash your eyes in the morning. To improve the effect, mix aloe juice with castor or olive oil.

4. Massage

Why it works: Massage improves eyelash nutrition and stimulates their growth.

What to do: Wash your hands. Apply a few drops of olive or coconut oil to your fingers, and massage your eyelids and eyelashes for 5 minutes. Repeat this procedure several times a week.

3. Egg mask

Why it works: Eggs contain biotin and B-group vitamins, which help to strengthen hair and eyelashes and prevent their loss.

What to do: Mix 1 egg and 1 tbsp of glycerine or petroleum jelly. Apply the mixture to your eyelashes. Repeat the procedure 3 times a week for several months.

2. Cleansing

Why it works: Leaving mascara on your eyelashes before going to sleep equals leaving hair spray on your hair overnight. If your lashes touch a pillow, they may be damaged.

What to do: Remove your makeup thoroughly. Use removers or olive oil, which is a good cleanser as well.

1. Makeup breaks

Why it works: The components in some mascaras, for example, waterproof ones, may make eyelashes dry and fragile.

What to do: From time to time, give your eyes a little rest, at least 1-2 times a week. Don't hesitate to throw an old mascara away every 3-6 months in order to avoid eye infections.

A few more tips

  • Don't pull on your eyelashes. Many girls unintentionally pull them during curling. Remember that eyelash roots are not that strong, and they fall out easily.
  • No treatment is capable of giving instant results. The first results may be seen in a few weeks. It is connected to the phases of eyelash growth.
  • Daily care can improve the overall condition of and prevent damage of eyelashes. But you can't influence your genes.
  • Normally, a person loses 4 eyelashes a day. If you lose more than 4 eyelashes a day, contact your doctor and check your thyroid gland.
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