Read On: Ways to Naturally Lengthen Your Eyelashes

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Your eyelashes are subjected to so much gunk (dirt and makeup) on a daily basis. Don’t you ever feel like giving them a break? Letting your eyelashes breath and letting nature takes its course is one of the best ways to ensure that your eyelashes will grow to their full potential. It wouldn’t hurt to use natural remedies to aid* this process either.

Vitamin E

Naturally Lengthen Your Eyelashes

Vitamin E is popular in the skin care world mainly because of all the benefits it can have on your skin and hair. Vitamin E fights free radicals, which attack and harm your tissues, cells and organs. This can stunt the growth of your eyelashes. Free radicals are known to contribute greatly to the aging process. Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant, it promotes* the circulation of blood and oxygen to your hair follicles which means that your lashes can grow to its potential length. This also eliminates* the chances of you having dry, damaged and weak lashes. Vitamin E also boosts* cell reproduction. Vitamin E can be commonly found in most nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts and the like) and seeds (sunflower seeds), the good news is, these can be commonly found at your local grocery. It can also be found in leafy greens and there are now cereals fortified with Vitamin E.

Natural Oils

Another trick to have full lashes would be to apply castor oil, coconut oil or petroleum jelly to your eye lashes before sleeping and just rinsing the conditioning treatment in the morning. You have the option of either applying it using a clean mascara wand or a cotton ball, either one works as well as the other. Results will start to show in two to three months. Also, coconut oil helps in making your lash color darker which then makes your eyelashes look thicker and lusher.

Silk Amino Acids

This is a great tip for those that want longer and thicker eyelashes. Mix a little bit of Silk Amino Acids with a clear mascara to serve as a treatment for your lashes every night. In the morning you can also add a drop of silk amino acids to your everyday mascara and just wait to be showered with compliments and questions like “Are you wearing falsies? Your lashes look fantastic!”

Biotin

Vitamin H, also known as Biotin, is included in the family of B complex vitamins. B complex vitamins are often found in hair products because of its ability to strengthen* hair. Vitamin H keeps the nails and the hair on your body healthy. It helps make lashes thicker and also lengthens lashes. This is because hair is made of keratin which is a cellular protein. Vitamin H also aids* in absorbing amino acids and carbohydrates which lead to stronger* and healthier lashes. The University of Maryland Medical Center has issued a statement stating that a lack of vitamin H in the diet usually leads to hair thinning or splitting.

So always remember to buy sardines, soybeans, bananas, legumes, mushrooms and any kind of whole grains when you’re grocery shopping. While you’re at it, why don’t you pick up Vitamin H supplements, they’re water based which means that they are safe and you’ll never overdose on them. A regular intake of Vitamin H will have your lashes looking lush in two to three months time. Also remember to keep away from raw white eggs, since avidin (which is found in egg whites) interfere with the ability of your body to absorb biotin. Cooked egg whites are however, acceptable.

Conclusion

Listed above is a collection of ways to care for and enhance* the health of your eyelashes without breaking the bank or subjecting yourself to harmful chemicals and procedures. Do not forget however, that the inside situation of your body will greatly affect the way you look on the outside. So take care of your health so you can enjoy the beauty of your body for longer.

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Expert Author : Andrea Moore (Consumer Health Digest)

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