Knowing how to make your eyelashes grow is somewhat of a science. The reason I say this is because it’s important to know first what eyelashes are made of and what they need to help them grow. Let’s take a quick look at what eyelashes are. Then we can really understand the 3 easy steps to help grow longer eyelashes.
What are eyelashes made of? Eyelashes are made up of 91% protein called keratin. Keratin protein is the basic building block that also makes up our skin and nails. Our hair, skin and nails are made of same basic ingredient. So, what’s good for our skin is also good for our eyelashes. With that in mind, let’s move on to the 3 easy steps to make your eyelashes grow.
Step 1. Start with quality skin enhancers. Collagen is a great example. This protein provides structure for our skin. It’s widely used to maintain skin’s elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Just the same, collagen provides structure for our hair giving it resilience and strength. It can be applied topically to your lashes like a skin cream. Or you can take Vitamin C which helps to form collagen in the body and also stimulates eyelash growth.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that slows down signs of aging in our skin. It’s the active ingredient in the form of ‘tretinoin’ in high-end wrinkle eliminating creams. This vitamin stimulates eyelash growth in two ways: it activates new cell growth and helps form keratin protein. If you want to make your eyelashes grow, vitamin A is your ticket. It’s abundant in apricots, pumpkins, peaches, red peppers and so on.
Step 2. Improve your daily diet. You don’t have to “change” your entire diet. All you have to do is add in a few things that help your eyelashes grow longer, thicker and healthier. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are extremely beneficial to make eyelashes grow. Our bodies don’t produce them so you’ll need sources like salmon, almonds and whole grains. Take vitamin C and B-complex to improve circulation. Magnesium and calcium also help promote eyelash growth. This would be found in dairy, meats, avocados and bananas.
Step 3. Avoid damaging your eyelashes. Going to bed without removing mascara can cause lashes to fall out. Rubbing your eyes excessively is the most common way to damage eyelashes. Over washing your eyelashes makes them dry and brittle. If you need to remove mascara, use a mild makeup remover. Olive oil mixed with equal part water works as an effective eye makeup remover. Be gentle with your eyelashes, treat them nice, and provide them with nutrients. That’s how to make eyelashes grow in 3 easy steps.