How to Grow Longer Lashes

Written by lynn holmgren
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Long eyelashes are considered a sign of beauty and femininity in many cultures. Products like fake eyelashes and mascara can temporarily make lashes fuller and longer, but many women desire naturally long lashes. Options for promoting natural growth vary from inexpensive home remedies to expensive prescription drug treatments.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Olive oil
  • Vaseline
  • Castor oil and glycerine
  • Small scissors
  • Clean, unused mascara wand
  • Lash Food
  • Latisse

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    Apply a small amount of olive oil or vaseline to your lashes before bed. Alternately, you may use a mixture of half Castor oil and half glycerine. Use your fingers or a clean, unused mascara wand to apply the natural lubricant. Keep it on overnight, washing it off in the morning. To promote further growth, use small scissors to trim the very tips of your lashes.

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    Purchase a product such as Lashfood, a lash conditioner that uses vitamins, natural amino acids and iris extract to build stronger, longer lashes. Brush Lashfood onto the root of clean lashes,as you would apply eyeliner. Apply twice a day, morning and evening for best results. Follow your normal eye make-up routine after applying Lashfood.

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    Purchase a treatment such as Latisse, a prescription-only product that makes lashes thicker, longer and darker. Apply Latisse once daily at night before going to bed. Remove all make-up and contact lenses. Remove the applicator from its tray. Hold the sterile applicator horizontally, and place one drop of Latisse solution close to the tip of the applicator. Apply at the base of the upper lashes, moving from the inner to outer corner of the eye. Use a tissue to blot any excess solution beyond the eyelid. Throw away the applicator and use a new, sterile applicator for the other eye. Do not apply Latisse to your lower eyelid.

Tips and warnings

  • If you do not achieve the results you desire from home remedies or prescription products, use an eyelash curler, mascara or fake eyelashes to boost and lengthen your natural lashes.
  • If you have any adverse effects to a product, such as red, itchy eyes or blurred vision, discontinue use immediately and consult a medical professional.

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