Natural Ways To Thicken Eyelashes

Since the eyes are a window to one’s soul, having lovely lashes to adorn that window works well to your advantage. Batting your eyelashes, smiling sweetly, and saying, “Pretty please,” always works much better than begging and nagging when you want to get something done. There is something about those doe eyes and luscious lashes that can make you irresistible and hard to say no to.

We tend to spend a lot of time and money in finding that perfect mascara or fake eyelashes that will make our eyes pop (not literally though). Alas! Once we wipe the mascara or pull the fake eyelashes off, our eyes lose their magical effect (like Cinderella at midnight).

You can do away with those expensive cosmetic products and make your lashes beautiful the natural way.

How Can You Thicken Your Eyelashes?

1. Remove Eye Makeup Before Going To Bed

Applying one or two coats of the magical black liquid, mascara, is one of the easiest ways to make your eyelashes look thick and beautiful.

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It should only be applied when you are going out and should be removed before going to bed.

Sleeping with mascara on can make your eyelashes stiff and prone to breakage. Mascara combined with other eye makeup can clog your pores and can cause eye infections, too.

Add a few drops of coconut oil to a cotton ball and gently wipe your makeup off. Coconut oil removes the dirt and grime from your eyelashes, and at the same time nourishes them and protects them from breakage.1

2. Brush Your Eyelashes Regularly

Brush your mascara-free eyelashes with a clean mascara brush…

…or a small comb at least five times a week to stimulate hair follicle growth. Remember to be gentle as brushing too roughly may damage your lashes and cause breakage.

3. Massage Your Eyelids

Massaging your eyelids with the tips of

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your fingers or with the tip of a small brush can stimulate blood circulation in your eyelids and can help your eyelashes grow. Massage your lids gently for 5-10 minutes before going to bed.

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4. Apply Castor Oil

Castor oil has very high levels of ricinoleic acid.2 This acid increases the production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)—a group of compounds that have hormone-like effects. PGE2 stimulates a variety of cells due to which it can stimulate the growth of hair follicles. Castor oil is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids which can nourish your eyelids and promote the growth of healthy eyelashes.

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Take a few drops of castor oil on a cotton ball and gently dab it on your eyelids. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with tepid water.

5. Apply Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E that nourish your eyelashes. It is also rich in antioxidants that protect your lashes from damage.3

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Take a cotton ball and apply olive oil to your eye lashes or apply it with the help of a clean mascara brush before going to bed. Follow this routine regularly for luscious lashes.

6. Use Eggs

Applying eggs to your lashes are a great way to improve their texture and stimulate

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their growth. Eggs are rich in proteins, vitamins, fats, and minerals that can nourish them and help make them thick and long.4

Beat an egg and apply it to your eyelashes with the help of a mascara brush. Wash off after 15-20 minutes.

7. Apply Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, particularly epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).5 EGCG is known to stimulate hair growth and protects hair follicles from external damage.

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Dip a cotton ball in unsweetened green tea (after it gets cool), close your eyes, and apply it to your lashes. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes.

8. Eat Healthy

Lack of proteins in your diet causes hair follicles to cease growing.6 Having a balanced meal with lots of proteins, vitamins, and minerals can stimulate the growth of luscious, healthy eyelashes.

What Should You Eat For Thick And Long Eyelashes?

  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Oysters
  • Yogurt
  • Beans
  • Yellow peppers
  • Avocados
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Meats

Patience Is A Virtue

Having naturally beautiful eyelashes can help boost your confidence, but it does not come quick. While you patiently wait for the day you wake up with lovely, thick lashes, you can use

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volume-boosting mascara and still feel as confident and attractive.

Avoid gluing artificial lashes to your eyelids as you might pull some of your natural lashes off while removing them. Proper care and nutrition is all you need to get the eyelashes of your dreams (even winking will start to count as a workout).

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