Lash Lust: 7 Eyelash Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Longer, thicker, and upturned eyelashes don’t just accentuate and make your eyes pop. They also frame the natural beauty of your peepers, allowing you create an intense look in just a matter of minutes. But the thing is, not all of us are blessed with long, luscious lashes.

Don’t fret if you have short and stubby lashes. Here are a few essential tips you can try to grow them naturally:

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1. Be gentle with your eyes

You may not realize it, but your daily habits can break your delicate eyelashes. Always take it easy with your lashes and avoid rubbing your eyes. Make it a point to remove eye makeup every night to give your lashes a chance to breathe. Keep in mind that the longer they are free from makeup, they better they will grow. It is also advisable to avoid using fake lashes or extensions every day, as they will only damage your lashes over time.

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Image from Heidi Uusitorppa via Flickr Creative Commons

2. Brush your eyelashes

Gently brushing your lashes can make them grow a little longer, as it encourages a good blood supply to the lashes. Use those little lash combs to make them grow longer and thicker. You can also add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to the brush to prevent shedding and to stimulate lash growth.

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Image from CraZy SeXy WOol via Flickr Creative Commons

3. Use natural oils

Natural oils, such as olive, coconut and argan oil can make your lashes grow longer. You can dab a small amount of oil on the base of your eyelids or put some oil on a cotton ball and wipe it over your lashes before going to bed. The oil will moisturize and improve the growth, making them strong and healthy.

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Image by condesign via Pixabay

4. Massage your eyelids

A gentle eyelid massage can stimulate the hair follicles of your eyelashes. Do this regularly to see a significant improvement. Just make sure to be careful when massaging; don’t use to much force, as it will do more harm than good.

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Image from Xava du via Flickr Creative Commons

5. Moisturize your eyelashes

Condition your eyelashes using petroleum jelly or over-the-counter lash conditioners. These products contain ingredients, like keratin and biotin, that can moisturize and strengthen your lashes. The conditioner can also prevent breakage and make your lashes look longer in weeks.

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Image from Helen Thomas Photography via Flickr Creative Commons

6. Curl eyelashes with care

When using a curler, be gentle and don’t pull on your eyelids. It is also a good idea to stop using the curlers for a while, as they weaken the hair and cause breakage.

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Image from wyn ♥ lok via Flickr Creative Commons

7. Use lash enhancers

Prescription eyelash enhancers offer an effective way to grow long lashes naturally. You can also try using accelerator mascaras to help them grow longer and thicker. Eyelash growth serums are also a good choice, as they contain proteins and formula that can strengthen hair over time.

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Image from ℒaura Tou via Flickr Creative Commons

The best way to get longer eyelashes is to eat healthy foods and use natural treatment that will keep them healthy. Try some of these tips and see improvements in your lashes within a few weeks or months.

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Jean is an avid fan of tennis and Rafael Nadal. She spends most of her time watching movies and reading novels. Her ultimate dream is to visit Mount Olympus and the Angel Falls. She currently works as a content writer in an online marketing company.

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