If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyelashes are definitely the window dressings. One great way to enhance anyone’s peepers is to have a set of gorgeous, thick lashes. Some women are born with naturally lush lashes while others have to turn to other alternatives to get the desired results. Regardless of your situation, there are some easy steps to take in order bring out the best in your eyelashes and catch anyone’s attention.
Although there are plenty of well-known options for enhancing your lashes, there are also some natural ways to care for your eyelashes so that they are naturally healthy and vibrant. It is important to think of your eyelashes as a part of your daily skincare routine. You wouldn’t do anything that would harm your complexion, right? So avoid doing anything that would cause damage to your lashes. For example, do your best to not rub your eyes vigorously. You can’t rub your eyes without affecting your lashes. Each time you give your eye area a fierce rub, you pull out a few lashes. Over time this can cause your eyelashes to become sparse and less voluminous naturally.
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Treat your eye area gently at all times – this includes cleansing. A good quality makeup remover should easily remove any eye makeup and mascara. If you find yourself cleansing roughly in order to remove your makeup, dirt, and oil from your face, then chances are you may want a new cleansing product. Also, avoid rubbing your face dry. Patting is much gentler on your lashes as well as your complexion.
Keeping your lashes moisturized and conditioned is another great way to bring out the natural beauty and strength in your eyelashes. Putting a light coat of petroleum jelly onto your lashes at night has been commonly used as a way to help lashes grow stronger, longer and thicker. Whether that is true or not is up to debate but the presence of petroleum jelly on the lashes is effective in keeping them shiny, moisturized, and healthy. If you decide to try this option, use a clean and unused mascara wand to apply the petroleum jelly to your lashes at night. You won’t need a whole lot. In the morning gently cleanse your face to rinse off the petroleum jelly. After a few weeks, you should be able to see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your lashes.
Other common ways to enhance your eyelashes is through the use of mascara. Be sure to choose a mascara product that contains moisturizing ingredients that will keep your lashes healthy as well as enhance them. Curling your eyelashes is also another way to make your eyes stand out. You can opt to curl your lashes with or without mascara, although wearing mascara after curling will noticeably bring out your lashes. When all else fails, there is the option of false lashes. These can be purchased just about anywhere and in any shape and size.