Due to the frequent use of mascara, wearing artificial eyelashes, chemical or thermal perm of eyelashes, improper removal of cosmetics from the eyes and due to a number of other negative factors, the cilia weaken, break and fall out. Such a problem can also be encountered due to a lack of nutrients in the body, the presence of various internal pathologies, etc.
Now on the shelves of stores there are many drugs that activate growth and normalize their structure. The compositions of many of them include vitamins, trace elements, vegetable oils and extracts. Based on this, a folk remedy for the growth and strengthening of eyelashes can be made with your own hands at home by purchasing the required ingredients at a pharmacy or a beauty store. Consider effective recipes for eyelash growth products, as well as how it is recommended to properly care for eyelashes.
How to make an eyelash growth product at home?
Castor oil, which contains vitamins, trace elements and fatty acids, is traditionally considered to be a super-effective remedy for the growth and strengthening of eyelashes. It saturates and moisturizes the cilia along the entire length, has a beneficial effect on the bulbs, and is able to activate “dormant” hairs. It is best to use cold-pressed oil, in which the beneficial substances are preserved better.
On the basis of castor oil, you can prepare masks for eyelashes or simply apply it in its pure form. It should be borne in mind that this oil cannot be left on the cilia for the whole night, otherwise in the morning you will expect such troubles as swelling of the eyelids and redness of the eyes. For ease of application, you can use a brush from the used brasmatic, while avoiding contact with the oil on the skin and eyes.
The compositions of masks for eyelashes with castor oil:
- castor oil and cognac, mixed in equal quantities;
- castor oil and burdock oil, taken equally;
- a mixture of castor and burdock oils, (1: 1) with the addition of a couple of drops of vitamin A or E;
- castor oil and aloe vera extract, combined in equal proportions;
- a mixture of castor oil with fish oil in equal proportions.
Such masks can be applied every day, keeping the composition on the cilia for about an hour. After this time, the mask is removed with a cotton pad, after which you should rinse your eyes with cool water.
At night, you can apply one of the following oils (or their compositions) to the cilia:
- olive oil;
- sea buckthorn;
- grape seed oil.
Effective are herbal compresses, which also have a positive effect on the skin of the eyelids. For these purposes, black or green tea, infusions of calendula, cornflower, sage are suitable, into which cotton pads are dipped and applied to cleansed eyelids for 15-20 minutes. The procedure should be performed approximately twice a week.
Proper eyelash care
Simple rules that will help protect cilia from damage, accelerate their growth and restore a healthy structure:
- Always wash your mascara off your eyelashes before going to bed. means developed for this.
- Do not use waterproof mascara all the time.
- When using decorative cosmetics for eyelids and eyelashes, you should pay attention to the composition and production date.
- Daily in the mornings and evenings it is recommended to comb the eyelashes, a special brush, which is a good massage.
Also, do not forget about proper nutrition, for a good condition of eyelashes, an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids in the diet is important. Therefore, you need to eat more fish and seafood, dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, greens.