If you’ve been wondering ‘how can I naturally lengthen my lashes?’ you’ve probably tried a variety of not so natural ways to achieve longer thicker looking lashes already. But, there are some really simple, sensible, and inexpensive ways to help your eyelashes grow that you can try at home yourself.
HOW TO GET LONGER LASHES AT HOME
Protecting the lashes you already have is a great way to get started in helping your lashes to look longer and thicker. We’ve put together some tips on how to care for your lashes, so you can make the most of the ones you’ve been blessed with:
Remove your make-up: It might feel like a chore at times, but removing your make-up is a fantastic way to instantly give your lashes a boost. Applying mascara every day and leaving it on overnight can cause your lashes to harden and break. Gently removing eye-makeup build up not only helps to prevent short and stumpy lashes, but also helps to get rid of bacteria, reducing the risk of non-lash friendly eye-infections too. Nouveau Lash and Lid foaming cleanser is designed to encourage effective lash and eyelid hygiene and is a great way to remove eye makeup.
Avoid rubbing your eyes: Rubbing your eyes too often can result in lash loss as the rubbing motion can lead your lashes to fall out. If you’re tired, try relaxing with a soothing eye mask or eye gel instead. And, make sure you take your anti-histamines if you’re an allergy sufferer.
Eat foods rich in fats and vitamins: The foods you eat can affect the appearance of your hair, including your eyelashes. A diet rich in fish, eggs, beans is fantastic for radiant skin and healthy looking hair growth thanks to a healthy dose of vitamin D and B-vitamins and iron and protein.
Apply Vaseline/oil/green tea: Adding a low-cost household moisturising and conditioning product, like Vaseline or olive, castor, or, coconut oil, can help to nourish your lash follicles leaving them less prone to breaking. Green tea is reported to be a natural way to help stimulate lash growth too. Try cooling used green tea bags in the fridge before applying them over your closed eyes for a few minutes. Even if you don’t see much improvement in the way of eyelash growth, you’ll have treated yourself to a calming eye treatment and reduced any puffiness around your eyes at the very least.
As part of your nightly routine, prepare some oil (approx. 5 drops) in a small dish and wash your face to remove any makeup residue. Dip a cotton swab into the oil lightly and rub along your lashes, getting as close to the base of the lash as possible. Try to avoid getting the oil in your eyes, but if so rinse your eye with warm water. Leave the oil on your lashes overnight, and wash off in the morning.
Results from natural treatments like this can vary from person to person, but you may notice thicker and longer lashes after two months.
You may be used to adding serums and oils to the hair on your head, but your lashes aren’t any different and will benefit from moisturising treatments to promote growth. The Nouveau Lashes Lash and Brow Serum is another easy way to care for your lashes, and the HD Brows Lash and Brow Booster is scientifically proven to promote hair growth and is used by the NHS to help patients with alopecia.
EYELASH LENGTHENING TRICKS
Once you know how to look after your eyelashes, you can try lengthening your lashes with products and treatments
MAKE-UP: A short term solution, applying mascara is perhaps the most obvious and affordable way to give length to your lashes. Modern mascaras contain modern ingredients promising to add volume and extend the appearance of your lashes. Getting creative with your eyeliner can also add to the illusion of longer lashes. Make sure you use a gentle make-up remover before you go to bed, and watch out for ‘panda-eye’ smudging throughout the day.
FAKE IT: With the correct application, false eyelashes and eyelash extensions can give a slightly longer lasting volume boost in an instant. Notoriously tricky to apply, false eyelashes can sometimes take a wander down your face over the course of an evening so application is perhaps best left to the professionals.
Eyelash extensions offer thicker looking lashes over several days or weeks, but can feel uncomfortable, and poor maintenance combined with prolonged wear can leave users with pretty nasty infections too. You’re your lashes extra protection, by choosing a reputable lash tech who takes great care to ensuring the right length and weight lash is applied, as too long or too heavy extensions can damage the natural lash below.
TOOL UP: Using eyelash curlers can help to make your eye lashes look longer. Users sometimes need a little practice to get used to how they work, but can achieve good results that last for several hours. Take extra care though as eyelash curlers can contribute to lash breakage and can even pull your lashes out. Always curl gently, and use them before you apply mascara to avoid weakening, crimping, or breaking your lashes. Eyelash curlers can produce amazing results, and taking little and often approach to usage shouldn't cause too much damage. Having a treatment like an LVL lash lift can help you to achieve a similar striking effect as an eyelash curler, with no damage and longer lasting stop and stare lashes.
GET LONGER LASHES WITH LVL LASHES
LVL Lash Lift Enhance eyelash treatments are the perfect answer to the question ‘how can I naturally lengthen my lashes?’. LVL Lash treatments are a great way to get the desired longer thicker lash look using just your own lashes, see for yourself:
Long lasting: The effects of LVL lashes can last up to 8 weeks if you care for your lashes properly by following the recommended aftercare advice.
Single application: You’ll get instant results after your first treatment, with no need to top up in between.
No smudging: There’s no need for make-up. LVL lashes won’t leave you with dark circles under your eyes. Many clients have no need to wear mascara for weeks after an LVL treatment, but there’s no reason not to add some extra ‘va va voom’ with a very light coat of mascara if you feel like it. Some clients opt for a colour boosting tint after four weeks to darken the lashes if the tint has faded, but the lift will still well and truly be there.
Get up and go: Nouveau LVL lashes mean your lashes look make-up ready all day long, saving you time and hassle.
Healthy looking lashes: The LVL treatment also conditions your lashes so they look healthier and are less likely to snap, only falling out as part of the natural hair growth cycle.
LVL Lash Lift Enhance treatments are available at Sofia Rose Beauty in Widnes, contact Jen to arrange an initial consultation on 07900 262 190 and celebrate your own longer thicker looking lashes.