6 Tips for Healthier, Thicker, Longer Lashes

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!

Spring Skin Complications & Solutions

Now that we see more daylight and see more flowers and feel the heat seeping into our lives again, we can officially conclude that Spring is here! You might be thinking you can say goodbye to dry skin, etc, but Spring is packed with plenty of skin problems of it’s own. Here are some solutions to those that might help you enjoy the coming of Spring a little more.

Problem 1: Scaly rough patches that may be eczema
Surprising to some, the heat of Spring can actually dry out your skin and the water within
it, causing patches of scaly skin to appear.
Solution: Find a humectant-based moisturizer to apply after you clean any area of your
body experiencing eczema. This way, the skin will remain moist and smooth.

Problem 2: Small pimples and blushing
Perhaps you have a small or big case of rosacea. Rosacea can appear on different parts
of your body and the face. For those with sensitive skin, it’s not uncommon to start
feeling and seeing the redness from heat.
Solution: Find an anti-inflammatory soother or use sunscreen daily of SPF 30.

Problem 3: Heat Rash with itching
A heat rash is often the cause of your sweat ducts being blocked and so your body heats
up since it can’t release that sweat (which is what actually cools you down) beneath the skin.
Solution: Applying some menthol on the affected areas should improve the burning sensation. Ice packs to cool you down will also reduce the rash.

Problem 4: Itchy skin because of increased allergies in the air
While the brutal cold has come and gone, itchy skin because of blooming allergies isn’t
Solution: Shower after coming from outside so those allergens don’t stay on your skin for too long, exercise near the end of the day since allergen counts will be less, and be careful what you put on your face. Be sure to apply sunscreen coats and try to limit the use of products that contain harsh chemicals.

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