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Top 8 Tools and Tricks to Long Beautiful Eyelashes

Tool #1
Get More Silicon

Eat foods containing silicon, a trace element that promotes hair growth. Asparagus, cabbage, cucumbers, olives, green beans, beer, rice, and oats are all good sources.

Tool #2
Oil Your Lashes

Apply a daily drop of castor oil to your lashes with a cotton swab to help them shine.

Tool #3
Curl Your Lashes

Use an eyelash curler to make lashes appear longer than they are. Or get an eyelash perm at a beauty salon; it will last about four months.

For best results, use an eyelash curler before and after applying mascara.

Tool #4
Prime Your Lashes

Use an eyelash primer to condition and coat the lashes. Then, apply mascara made specifically for lengthening lashes.

Tool #5
Wear Falsies

Attach false eyelashes, either one by one or as a set. Or consider eyelash extensions, where dozens of individual lashes are glued onto your existing ones. They last about two months.

Tool #6
Use an Eyelash Growth Product

Try eyelash growth products, available in beauty stores. They contain peptides, amino-acid derivatives that supposedly stimulate follicles. Because the side effects vary, consult your ophthalmologist before trying.

Tool #7
Discuss a Prescription with Your MD

Ask a dermatologist about a prescription for Latisse, an FDA-approved daily treatment that contains chemicals that stimulate eyelash growth.

***Side effects of Latisse include eye redness, itchy eyes, and darkening of the eyelid skin. It can also cause the iris to turn brown permanently.

Tool #8
Consider a Transplant

Some people actually undergo an eyelash transplant, a medical procedure done under local anesthesia. Hair is taken from other parts of the body and implanted onto the eyelids. Unlike natural eyelashes, transplanted lashes need to be trimmed regularly.