Everybody wishes that they had long, thick eyelashes. No matter how much mascara you apply, it will still make your lashes look even rarer than before. In spite of this, there are many ways to improve eyelash thickness with simple household items which can be used as treatment to thicken eyelashes. But what happens if you don’t have time to wait for the magic to happen? No worries. We also came up with some very simple solutions that will help improve you eyelash look when you’re on the go too.
These tips will help you get you dream lashes but there are also some other conditions that you need to consider like makeup removing habits and mascara products which may negatively affect your lashes. Excessively rubbing your eyelashes while removing your makeup may cause the lashes to fall more than usual. Also if mascara products are too thick they may weigh down on your lashes and cause them to break or fall.
- Olive oil and castor oil
Both oils are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids which help strengthen the lash structure from the hair follicles. In an empty mascara container you can mix even amounts of olive oil and castor oil to create your own lash serum that will do magic. Apply every night before bed and let it stay overnight. In the morning gently rinse off when washing your face. You can continue the treatment until you see results and after. Some of the best natural mascaras contain olive and castor oil. Just remember to check the ingredients on the label!
- Lemon peel
Lemons are known to have lots of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Lemon peel contains vitamin C and other such substances like folic acid and vitamin E which aid in lash growth. This process may take a while so patience is key. In a container pour olive oil over lemon peels and let it sit for a couple of weeks at room temperature. Make sure to cover the container. This process allows the vitamins from the lemon peel to transfer in the oil for maximum benefits. The oil can be placed in an empty mascara container and apply in the same manner as mentioned above.
Primers are paced with nutrients for maintaining lash health and are similar to face primers, they can be a good base for mascara to build on in order to get full lashes. You can also use clear mascara as a primer before your day-to-day mascara for a boost volume
- Petroleum jelly
As weird as it may sound, petroleum jelly does the trick. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly on you lashes before bed and let it sit overnight. The next day simply wash or gently wipe off before washing. This helps with brittle lashes which break off easily due to dryness. In this case petroleum jelly moisturizes the lashes and protects them from damaging.
- Green tea
Drinking green tea is a great way for your organism to uptake antioxidants, but who would have thought that green tea can be just as great for lashes? In this case you need to prepare some green tea and let it chill. Apply using a cotton swab and let it sit for a couple of hours. Lastly, rinse it off and you’re done. The concoction of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals helps replenish the hair follicles and promote lash growth.
- Trimming eyelashes
Another easy trick to stimulate lash growth for those with rare lashes is to periodically trim them. Why trim them down when you actually want them to grow? The principle behind this is the same as with growing hair. Hair grows thicker and stronger after trimming so if you trim your lashes once every month or two you stimulate lash growth.
Tightlinning your upper lash line will give an instant effect of full lashes without the hassle of applying falsies. It may be tricky at first but practice makes perfect. The key is to use a creamy dark eyeliner which applies effortlessly.
- Loose powder
After you applied a layer of mascara, run a spoolie brush through some loose powder and dust off any excess. Coat lashes evenly with powder form root to tip, in a careful sweeping motion. Lastly add a layer of your favorite mascara and you’re all set.