If the eyes are the window to the soul, then our eyelashes are the beautiful window shades that protect those windows.
While offering some protection against several types of possible eye-intrusion, we can primp and enhance our eyelashes make our eyes stand out and look even more beautiful. Genetics can play a part in the thickness, length and appearance of our lashes but there are many things we can do to protect them and help them grow to be long, thick and beautiful.
Below we have compiled a list of tried and true home remedies that can help you attain the beautiful eyelashes. Please use caution when experimenting with these recipes.
It is helpful to apply a small amount of any preparation to the inside part of your wrist before using any of them on your eyelashes. Allow the preparation to stay for about 24 hours to determine if you might be allergic to any of the ingredients. Also be sure to be very careful not to get of these treatments in your eyes. If you should by accident, please flush with cool water and seek medical attention immediately.
Petroleum Jelly (PJ)
Practically every home has got a jar of Vaseline or some reasonable generic substitute. The moisturizing and protective qualities of PJ will help keep you eyelashes flexible and protected so they will be able to grow to their fullest potential.
Before applying, remove any eye make-up you have on. Gently apply the PJ with a new/clean mascara brush. It is recommended that the PJ stays on overnight while you sleep. Remove the PJ in the morning prior to putting on you day face. It is recommended that you repeat this regimen, at least 3 times per week.
Green Tea (GT)
This natural home remedy comes from Natural Home Remedies and they recommend using cooled and unsweetened green tea to your eyelashes using a cotton-ball. Green tea is rich in
epigallocatechin-3-gallate. (try saying that 3 times fast)….this is a flavonoid that is a rich antioxidant is known to have many healthy benefits; Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties, which means they reduce inflammation, promote healthy arteries, and help fight aging by preventing — and repairing — cellular damage.
Olive Oil (OO)
Using Olive Oil on your lashes can help with lengthening, protecting conditioning them. It is suggested to apply OO to your lashes at bedtime for best results and of course remove it thoroughly in the morning before applying your daily make-up.
Eyelash Care and Brushing
100 Brush strokes every night…well that used to be the regimen for long healthy, beautiful hair… Whether or not it worked for having great locks…It is recommended lightly brushing eyelashes twice a day with a professional eyelash brush. brushing helps to stimulate and distribute your own natural oils throughout the lashes, Care should be taken to always remove makeup before retiring and never wearing the same mascara and eyeliner for more than one day.
D is for Diet
They say you are what you eat and though that is probably not far from the truth. Getting the right balance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients will not only help your overall health but you will reap the benefits of healthy hair, skin and nails as well. Eyelashes are primarily composed of keratin, being a protein keratin can be sustained by a diet that is rich in high quality protein food. Fresh fish, poultry, meat and tofu as well as eggs. Fruits and vegetables…carrying calcium, vitamin c and antioxidants all can contribute to healthy lashes.
Yes even your eyelids can benefit from a gentle massage to get the blood flowing and help stimulate eyelash growth. Using clean hands, gently use your fingers to ver so lightly massage along the edge of your eyelids and at the lash line.