WANT LONGER LASHES… NATURALLY?
Don’t we all! We’ve got to be patient though… eyelashes are the slowest growing hairs on your body. Drat 🙁
People use the expression “she bats her eyelashes” for a reason… These tiny little hairs enhance our attractiveness HUGELY!
TAKE OFF YOUR MASCARA EVERY NIGHT!
Don’t skip this step… Not if your eyelashes mean anything to you! If you use a load of mascara make doubly sure you clean it off before bed!
There are tiny, cheeky, parasitic mites called Demodex Folliculorum and they feed on mascara… If you don’t take your mascara off regularly they will be on your eyelashes having a dinner party!
If you don’t have eye make up remover use a cotton pad and olive oil.
And don’t tug on your lashes when you take off mascara – if you harm your hair follicles, new ones might not grow back – yikes!
EYELASH CONDITIONER / PROTECT YOUR LASHES
To stimulate growth and to protect your follicles… Before going to sleep at night, put on olive oil, castor oil or vaseline before you go to sleep and wash it off when you wake up.
If you can get a hold of some Vitamin E then use it! Vitamin E is a secret weapon if you’re looking for hair growth
If you don’t get the right nutrition your hair won’t grow, your nails won’t grow and neither will your lashes. Eat a nutrient dense diet, add a good multi-vitamin as a back up.
BIOTIN: This increases the growth rate of your hair (inc eyelashes!) and nails. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that women with thinning hair may not have enough biotin in their body…
Food sources: swiss chard (a delicious, nutritious type of greens), onions, cucumbers, carrots, nuts (e.g. almonds) and more.
One of the sad symptoms of a zinc deficiency is your eyelashes and your hair falling out! OUCH! 🙁
Make sure you get enough Zinc in your diet – it helps with hair growth. We need zinc to maintain the health of the cells in our hair follicles… so it’s pretty important because no healthy hair follicles, no healthy hair!
Food sources: beans, Fresh or dried pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds and squash seeds, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, peanuts and various meats and seafood (esp Oysters).
Hair loss can occur if you’re iron deficient. If you want your hair to grow and be healthy, make sure you get enough iron in your diet.
Food sources: Dark, leafy greens (spinach, swiss chard, collard greens, kale), beans (inc lentils, soybeans, garbanzo beans / chickpeas etc.), artichokes, prunes, raisins, meat (inc liver) and egg yolks.
Iron tip: make sure you eat a food with vitamin C in it at the same time as your iron rich food… this HUGELY enhances the absorbability of the iron!
Whenever you’re putting your fingers near your eyes make sure they are clean! Always wash your hands first. You don’t want an eye infection!!!
I’m here rooting for you!
PHOTO CREDIT: Pink Sherbert