Long, dense and curved – our eyelashes not only give your face more expression, they also take on important protective functions. They protect the eye from dust, dirt particles and small insects. They lead drops of sweat away from the eye and offer the eye protection from intense sunlight. Their appearance is determined by a wide variety of factors. DNA, age, certain medications, eye health, hormonal changes and daily nutrition determine the length and density of the eyelashes.
There are several things we can do to increase the growth of our lashes in a natural way. As with scalp hair, it can take weeks to months for a change in eyelashes to become visible. Depending on what nutrients the body needs most to increase lash growth, more than one of the following tips may be needed to help the lashes grow.
Note: The frequency of make-up can affect the effect of the following tips. Since the skin around the eyes is very thin, make-up and eye shadow quickly clog the small skin pores. Mascara, on the other hand, is very heavy on the eyelashes and causes them to fall out or break off more quickly. If the eye make-up stays on at night, the eyelashes cannot regenerate and grow optimally. The result: the eyelashes are thinned out, lose their natural colour and the growth of new eyelashes takes more time.
A nutrient-rich diet is one of the essential aids for growing long and strong eyelashes. Just like the hair on the scalp, eyelashes need special vitamins and minerals to grow. Vitamins A, B, C and E, proteins and the minerals selenium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper are essential for hair growth.
Food for long eyelashes: – Fresh fruit, such as mangos, apples, papaya, grapefruit and avocado. – Green vegetables, such as kale, cabbage, broccoli and spinach. – Vegetable proteins such as pulses, nuts, seeds, beans and alfalfa sprouts. – Oils such as extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil and sesame oil.
A lack of essential vitamins and nutrients has a big influence on the growth of the eyelashes.
Olive oil is considered one of the best home remedies to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and oleic acid. Both stimulate the growth and strength of the eyelashes and at the same time ensure their dark
To apply the olive oil, simply dip a clean old mascara stick or cotton swab into warm olive oil and gently dab the oil onto the eyelashes (or mascara the eyes as usual) before going to bed. Leave the oil to soak overnight and wash off the next morning with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure daily for several months until the desired result is achieved.
Castor oil is a powerful, follicle stimulating and nourishing oil. It stimulates the growth of shiny and voluminous eyelashes. It also helps combat microorganisms that hinder growth.
Before going to bed, apply castor oil to the lashes with a clean brush or cotton swab. Leave on overnight and wash off the next morning with lukewarm water. Repeat the procedure daily for at least 2-3 months until the desired result is achieved. Note: Castor oil can also be mixed with a few drops of olive oil and then applied.
The coconut milk has an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory effect and gives the eyelashes a beautiful shiny appearance. It also helps to strengthen and prolong them.
Dip a cotton swab into coconut milk and apply to the lashes. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water. Repeat the procedure 1 to 2 times daily for several months.
Green tea is very rich in flavonoids and tannins. Especially the flavonoids stimulate the natural growth of the eyelashes and provide for more thickness and strength of the eyelashes.
Simply prepare a cup of green tea as usual (without sugar) and leave to cool. Dip a cotton swab into the tea and moisten it like eyelashes from root to tip. Let the tea work for 15 minutes and then rinse the eyes with cold water. Repeat 2 times daily for 2 to 3 months. Note: Green tea should not get into the eyes!
Aloe Vera Gel is rich in numerous skin protecting and nourishing properties. It also provides several nutrients that stimulate the growth of the eyelashes and moisturize them at the same time.
To apply Aloe Vera Gel, simply apply some fresh gel to an old clean mascara stick and mascara the lashes before bedtime.