Tips for Maintaining Good Eyelash Care
Is your current eyelash care routine virtually nonexistent or lacking? While there isn’t much work involved in maintaining good care of your lashes, it’s important to give your lashes the grooming they need. In this article we are going to talk about ways that you can maintain good eyelash health as well as cosmetic ways to get a fuller looking set of lashes.
Why is it that we often apply conditioner and other replenishing treatments to the hair on top of our heads, but we often neglect the needs of our eyelashes? Just like any other hair on our body, our eyelashes sometimes need a boost to remain supple and produce good re-growth volume. Some people recommend using olive oil or almond oil to provide this nourishment. Before bed, dip the end of a q-tip into the oil. Just a dab is needed. Close your eyes and gently apply the oil to your lashes. Use a bit of tissue to wipe off the excess oil. Open your eyes and comb through your lashes with an eyelash comb. If you do this routine about three times a week, you should notice a difference in not only the number of new hairs growing, but also in the flexibility of your lashes. It’s also a good rule to remove all eye makeup before going to bed. Eyelashes need a chance to breathe, and they won’t get that if they are coated in mascara 23 hours a day.
If you are looking for a quick fix, then pay attention! Sometimes, mistakes happen. Maybe you pulled out a few (or a lot!) of your eyelashes by being too vigorous with the lash curler. Or perhaps you simply weren’t gifted with ultra thick or luxuriously long eyelashes. But for whatever reason you might have for wanting to improve the look of your lashes, cosmetics are here to save the day! Your fist option is applying false eyelashes. While this takes a steady hand, it isn’t impossible. The first thing you need to do is practice putting them on! Don’t wait until 10 minutes before you need to be out the door. A quick job could mean the embarrassment of one of your eyelashes falling off during dinner or being applied crooked. Make sure the false lashes are the same length as your eye. It’s okay to trim off the excess lashes. I find it easier to apply the lashes if you put the lash glue on the back of your hand first, then dab the base of the lashes into the glue. This keeps the glue from being too runny when you apply it to your eyelid. Try to get the false lashes as close to the base of your natural lashes and press down on the ends of the lashes (this reduces the likelihood of your lashes sticking to your fingers). Blend your natural and false lashes together using mascara. Curl them gently using an eyelash curler if you like.
Another way that cosmetics can make your eyelashes appear fuller is to apply eyeliner as close to the base of your lashes as possible. This will aid in helping your lashes appear fuller. Apply your mascara as usual. If you want to make them look longer as well, use an eyelash curler after applying your mascara. It is recommended that you use the curler very gently, as pressing too hard can result in cutting your eyelashes.
If you want a longer-lasting remedy and don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars, you can always look into the possibility of an eyelash transplant or professional eyelash extensions. Whatever cosmetics you apply throughout the day to improve the overall look of your eyelashes, remember that it’s only a quick fix. For genuinely healthier eyelashes, you must commit to a routine of gently removing all eye makeup before bed and applying some sort of nourishing treatment a few times each week.