Eyelashes go through constant cycles of loss and regeneration. However, you may notice that your eyelashes get thinner and shorter over time.
For many women, having long, thick and beautiful eyelashes seems difficult to achieve. There are many commercial eyelash growth products available on the market. However, home remedies with simple ingredients can also help your lashes grow back thicker and longer.
Causes of eyelash fall
Eyelashes grow from hair follicles, just like the hair on your head. Often, however, eyelashes are neglected and only cared for as part of the routine washing of the face.
Eyelashes can fall out gradually from the use of chemical mascara, eye makeup or make-up remover. Eyelashes can also fall out due to eye infections and health problems.
Eyelashes are also exposed to the same environmental stresses that cause skin damage. Contaminants can build up on the eyelids, which can stop eyelash growth.
Home remedies for eyelashes
These home remedies help detoxify the eyelash follicles, reversing the effects of harmful toxins. They can also unclog hair follicles, with a daily cleaning and maintenance routine. These home remedies also provide nourishment and rejuvenate eyelash follicles.
The two main oils used for eyelash growth are castor oil and olive oil. Both have a dragging effect that traps and removes impurities. The oils enter the eyelash follicles and work to stimulate their ability to grow back.
Apply a small amount of olive or castor oil to the eyelashes before going to sleep. Wash it off in the morning. This treatment is gentle enough to be used every night.
Adding lemon peel to olive or castor oil can further enhance the cleaning and stimulating properties of the oil.
With a sharp knife, cut a piece of lemon peel and let some of its moisture dry. Once it is ready, place it inside the olive or castor oil and allow the essence of the lemon peel and its nutrients to penetrate the oil. This process can take up to a week before you notice the lemon aroma in the oil. You can then apply the lemon-infused oil in the same way to your eyelids.
Trimming your eyelashes
To further stimulate eyelash growth, consider trimming the tips of your eyelashes. By trimming your eyelashes, your follicles will be stimulated to grow back the lashes. This is much like pruning roses, when you prune them the right way, more flowers will grow, sometimes two or three where you cut. But be very careful not to cut them too much.