Would you like to have thicker eyelashes? It is often forgotten that, like skin and hair, eyelashes can also be dehydrated. And even if you weren't born with eyelashes as beautiful as you would like, taking good care of them will soon be fuller!
Method 1 of 3: thicken your eyelashes with oils
Step 1. Try petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly products, such as petroleum jelly, form a protection and thus help to retain the natural hydration of the eyelashes and eyebrows. Just apply petroleum jelly to the roots of your lashes before going to bed.
- Rinse your eyelashes with lukewarm water in the morning. You can even apply petroleum jelly to your eyebrows. Use a clean cotton swab or brush to apply the product.
- Apply petroleum jelly to your lashes every night before going to sleep. After a few weeks, you will notice that your eyelashes are longer and thicker.
- While some specialists in holistic medicine advise against the use of petroleum jelly, this product is considered safe by European health authorities. However, petroleum jelly purchased in unregulated markets can be dangerous. Buy a product of a known brand, from a seller you can trust.
Step 2. Apply olive oil or from coconut oil on your lashes.
These oils are known to strengthen eyelashes and stimulate their growth. You can also mix the two substances.
- Pour a few drops of your chosen oil on a cotton swab, then apply the product to your lashes. Leave on your eyelashes for a few moments (about 5 to 8 minutes), then rinse.
- Repeat the application once a day for 1 or 2 weeks and you will soon notice the difference. Also, apply olive or coconut oil to your eyelids and under your eyes every night (before going to bed), for a remarkable effect. Apply the oil with a cotton swab.
- Do not apply makeup to your eyes after applying oil to your lashes, as it may cause mascara or other cosmetic products to run off.
Step 3. Apply egg to your lashes
The idea of rubbing raw egg on your eyelashes isn't very sweet! However, eggs help build long, healthy eyelashes.
- The high protein content of eggs helps eyelashes grow thicker and longer. In addition, eggs contain biotin and B vitamins, which play a major role in the overall texture of the eyelashes.
- Beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of glycerin, until you get a thick and creamy texture. Then apply the mixture on your eyelashes, with a cotton swab, and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Repeat this treatment 3 times a week for a few months. Look for glycerin at drugstores, drugstores, DIY stores, or even supermarkets.
Step 4. Try the castor oil
With a clean brush or cotton swab, apply castor oil to your lashes before going to bed. You can also mix a few drops of vitamin E oil with castor oil before application.
- Leave the oil on overnight, then wash it off with lukewarm water the next morning. Alternatively, you can use a mixture of 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel.
- Apply the product to your eyelashes with a cotton swab. Leave on overnight, then rinse off the next morning. If you want, add a few drops of this oil to your mascara tube.
Step 5. Add volume to your lashes with lemon zest
The skin of lemons is rich in vitamins C and B, folic acid and other nutrients that promote eyelash growth.
- Also, by infusing them in olive or castor oil, the zest will boost the purifying and stimulating properties of the oil. Place 1 tablespoon of lightly dried lemon zest in a container.
- Pour enough olive or castor oil into the container to soak the zest. Let it rest for 2 weeks. With a clean mascara brush, apply the oil to your lashes before going to bed. Leave the product on your lashes overnight, then rinse it off with lukewarm water the next morning. Repeat this treatment for a few months to get the results you want.
Method 2 of 3: Lengthen your eyelashes with makeup
Step 1. Lengthen your eyelashes with mascara
If you are looking for instant results, use eyelash curler and mascara. Look for a moisturizing formula that will enhance your lashes, while also strengthening and hydrating them to make them look better in the long run.
- Applying eyeliner in addition to mascara will make your lashes appear that much thicker. Change your mascara at least every 4 months so that you don't use a product that is crumbly, dry or harmful to the eyelashes.
- Make sure that all of your lashes are well separated from each other and apply the product from the root of the lash to the tip. Wipe off excess product from the bottle brush on a tissue before application to prevent clumping.
- Some people say that applying 2 mascaras, one on top of the other, will further thicken and lengthen the lashes.
Step 2. Wear false eyelashes
You can buy them and put them on yourself or have them installed by a professional in a beauty salon.
- Start by measuring the lash strip and cut it to size with scissors. When you glue them on, make sure that the glue is tacky before you put the lashes in place, so that they do not come off.
- Apply more glue to the ends of the strips, as this is where they are most likely to come off. Use tweezers to position the false eyelashes. Close the eye where you are applying the false lashes. Hold them in place until the glue dries.
Step 3. Apply loose powder or talcum powder to your eyelashes
Apply a coat of mascara to your lashes, coating the front of the lashes and ironing lightly to the back.
- Sprinkle your lashes with a loose powder, such as setting powder or talc. You can do this with a brush or your fingers. Your eyelashes should now be slightly white.
- Dust off any powder around your eye with a soft brush. Apply a second coat of mascara on top of the powder and use a small brush or eyelash comb to remove clumps.
Step 4. Use a light hand
As you try to thicken your lashes, be careful not to have a heavy hand with different products. Otherwise, you risk damaging your eyelashes.
- Let your eyelashes rest. Do not wear mascara every day, as it will dry out your lashes. Only use waterproof mascara for special occasions, as this type of product is particularly drying on the eyelashes.
- Likewise, false eyelashes will give you a spectacular effect on special occasions, but they should be avoided on a daily basis. Indeed, the glue tends to make the eyelashes thin and brittle. Also, be careful not to overuse the eyelash curler. Applying chemicals to your lashes will dry and refine them. Using an eyelash curler too often can break and damage your lashes.
Step 5. Try a special serum
These products claim to promote the growth of long, thick eyelashes.
- Some mascaras contain this type of serum. Look for a mascara that has a formula with this ingredient.
- You will apply the serum the same way you apply your mascara. And by applying it under your mascara, your lashes will immediately appear thicker.
Method 3 of 3: Take care of your eyelashes
Step 1. Brush your eyelashes to help them grow
This will help you remove dust and impurities, so that the pores of your eyelids are not clogged.
- It will also promote blood circulation, so that nutrients reach the hair follicles more easily. Pour a few drops of vitamin E oil or petroleum jelly on a soft-bristled eyelash brush, bottle brush, or comb (you can also clean an old mascara applicator).
- Brush your lashes gently, from the bottom up. Start at the root of the eyelashes and slowly work your way up to the tips. Brush your lashes for 5 minutes, twice a day, to achieve the desired results.
Step 2. Drink lots of water
Get into the habit of drinking water often. Water is a neutral substance that is very important for the general health of the body.
- Drinking more water will never hurt you. Drinking water makes the hair shine and makes the skin more beautiful. It will also help your eyelashes grow harder.
- Also consider taking vitamins, especially vitamin B. Enrich your diet with good fats, eating avocados, olives and almonds. These foods contain omega-3s, which promote eyelash growth. Also eat protein, such as beef, chicken, and eggs.
Step 3. Don't rub your eyes
To have thicker eyelashes, you will need to take good care of them. Avoid rubbing your eyes at all costs.
- Rubbing your eyes will stress them and your eyelashes will be thinner. You might as well cut them off!
- Pulling on your lashes or rubbing hard on your eyes when washing your face also tends to break your lashes.
Step 4. Remove makeup every night
Always remember to carefully and gently remove makeup from your eyes, using light movements. Make sure there is no makeup residue left.
- You can remove makeup with an oil. In addition to removing makeup, this substance will strengthen your eyelashes and help them grow faster.
- There are also wipes specifically designed to remove makeup from the eyes. Avoid using soap and water for this task, as this can dry out your eyelashes and skin.
- Replace your eyelash curler pad every few months.
- Avoid using waterproof mascara. This product is more difficult to remove and contains more chemicals than a regular mascara.