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What Vitamins Make Your Eyelashes Grow?

Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.

Vitamins To Help Eyelashes Grow

Eyelashes, just like any other body part, need vitamins and nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. Adding certain supplements or food to your diet could make your lashes fuller, longer and healthier. Also, your eyelashes have withstood years of eye makeup, mascara and false eyelashes, which means that your lashes have gone through, breakage and hair loss, a regular intake of the following vitamins could make for more gorgeous, longer and fuller lashes.

Vitamin H

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.

Vitamin E

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.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is extremely popular for its ability to strengthen* the body’s immune system. But did you know that the antioxidants in Vitamin C actually protect* you from frail and damaged eye lashes? Charles Alan Blake Clemetson in his book “Vitamin C” claims* that Vitamin C protects* the body from harmful toxins and infections that could potentially weaken the lashes. Vitamin C, in helping your body absorb iron, aids* in the maintenance and natural growth of your hair. A deficiency of vitamin C could lead to dry and splitting hairs.

It is advised to take Vitamin C daily as it is water-soluble, meaning your body cannot store it for long neither can it produce* the vitamin. Keep your supply of vitamin C healthy by stocking up on kiwis, cranberries, tomatoes, strawberries, oranges, or any citrus fruit for that matter. Some cereals are also now fortified with vitamin C.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 has been found to assist in hair regrowth. It also avoids the possibility of hair loss. It supports* the metabolism of keratin, a protein in the body that helps in achieving healthy hair. Vitamin B6 wipes out the worry of dry and brittle lashes. When lashes are dry and brittle, they are not able to fully grow since they usually break off before you can achieve your desired length.

Vitamin B6 also avoids the thinning of eyelashes and even helps in the production of melanin. Melanin is responsible for the healthy dark color on your eyelashes making them look full, lush and voluminous. In order to have vitamin B6 circulating in the body, one must partake of a diet consisting in egg yolk, yeast, vegetables and organ meats.

Conclusion of the Article

Although some people neglect to put into consideration eyelashes because of how small of a body part it is, eyelashes are very important to the body. Eyelashes offer protection to the eyes from dust and other impurities. Hence, it is of extreme importance to keep your eyelashes healthy and long by eating the right food and supplements to strengthen* it. Most of the food mentioned in this article can be found at any whole foods store or even at your local grocery store. Vitamin supplements can also be bought at any supplement shop near you.