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4 Natural Ways to Get Longer, Fuller Lashes

Updated on November 15, 2016
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Emily is a makeup junkie loves teaching others how to take care of their skin and apply makeup.

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Your eyelashes, like the hair on your head, follow a growth-rate pattern. This means if your eyelashes become damaged or fall out due to plucking, dying, or the mascara you use, you have to wait a full growth cycle for them to regrow. The way your eyelashes grow is determined by your genetics, but there are several things you can do to speed up the growth process.

Drink Carrot Juice

Carrots are filled with vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that stimulates eyelash grow in two ways — it helps form keratin protein and it activates new cell growth. Carrots also contain a good amount of vitamin C, which helps your body form collagen. Collagen provides the structure for your hair, giving it strength and resilience.

By adding carrot juice to your diet on a regular basis, your lashes not only grow faster, but they are less likely to break. Just remember, you don’t need to drink a lot of carrot juice to get the results you desire. Limit yourself to approximately six-ounces of carrot juice per day. Whatever you do, don’t overdo it — too much carrot juice gives your skin an orange tint.

Apply Olive Oil to Your Lashes

Apply a dab of olive oil to the base of your lashes each night before bed. The olive oil conditions your lashes and stimulates longer, thicker lash growth. Don’t expect to notice a difference right away, though. It takes a month or two to get noticeable results. Alternatively, you can use castor oil, Vaseline, or emu oil to condition your lashes at night.

Add Lavender Essential Oil to Your Mascara

Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your mascara. Not only will this make your eyelashes smell good, the oil nourishes your lashes and hair follicles. If you don’t like the smell of lavender, add a few drop of lemon essential oil to your mascara tube. Lemon enhances the oil’s cleansing and stimulating properties.

Apply Green Tea to Your Lashes

Green tea is filled with beneficial properties. It’s rich in flavonoids like epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which has potent health-supportive effects and antioxidants that help stimulate eyelash growth. Use a cotton ball to apply cold, unsweetened green tea to your lashes. Be careful not to get the liquid in your eyes. If you do, rinse it out with cold water. If you don’t like the idea of applying green tea directly to your eyelashes, try using mascara made with green tea.

Everyone’s lashes grow at a different pace, but you don’t have to live with puny lashes forever. Spend some time taking care of your eyelashes, and make sure you get enough vitamins each day. Before you know it, you’ll have the thicker, longer eyelashes you want.

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