If eyes are the windows to the soul and eyebrows are the curtains, then what are eyelashes? After considering our options we’ve landed on burglar bars. Strange choice -I know- but hear us out.

The biological purpose for eyelashes is to protect eyes from dirt and any aggressive airflow that may dry out your eyes. Occasionally they may betray us by being the very thing that has us grabbing for a tissue and hand-held mirror, but trust us, they do more good than harm. Having healthy, thick, long lashes can be not only benefit your eyes but leave you feeling beautiful and confident. Here are a few tips to help you achieve long lashes with some strength behind them.

Brush Your Eyelashes Daily

You may want to add brushing your eyelashes to your morning or evening routine. As we brush our hair to remove dirt and dust particles, we can do the same for our lashes. It also stimulates circulation in the area and helps reduce clogged pores. Pick up a lash comb or wand at your local supermarket or beauty store.

Warning: Be sure to always gently handle the area around your eyes, including your eyelashes. Avoid rubbing or stretching the skin, which promotes the formation of wrinkles.

Eyelid Massages

The luxury and benefits of a massage aren’t exclusive to the muscles in your body. Stimulating blood circulation through gentle eyelid massages promotes lash growth and leaves you feeling relaxed. This tip may be the strangest in the bunch but many beauty gurus swear by it.

DIY Remedies

Natural products you may already have around the house can be a great help in strengthening lashes and promoting more, quickier growth. Items such as Aloe Vera, olive oil, coconut oil, and green tea moisturize the lash line, allowing hair growth. Dip a cotton swab in any of these natural products and sweep it across your lash line. Repeat daily and watch the growth!

Looking for a product that’s natural and has amazing growth-power? Check out our previous post about AMPLIF-Eye.

Avoid Waterproof Mascara

While waterproof mascara is perfect for kissing in the rain, swimming at pool parties, and crying during sappy rom-coms, waterproof mascara is not ideal for daily use. It strips your lashes of moisture that’s essential to the lash growth and strengthening process. All mascara stiffens your lashes, making them less durable. Waterproof mascara exacerbates this issue by making the product more difficult to remove, resulting in more rubbing and pulling of your natural lashes.

Remove All (Eye) Makeup Before Bed

Our eyelashes (and skin, for that matter) need time to breathe without product. We recommend going makeup-free whenever possible. Bedtime is a great opportunity to give your skin and lashes the freedom it needs.

Eyelash Extensions

Most of the tips provided above are long term solutions for healthy, thick, long lashes. What if you need your lashes to look great for a special occasion this week? Have no fear, Advanced Skin and Body Solutions is here! Our professional team of eyelash extension experts can safely boost to your lash line. You’ll wow your peers in no time!

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