We think we will name 2019 the year of long lashes. Last year the eyelash extension trend well and truly boomed! It seemed that everywhere we turned we saw yet another set of perfectly full, volumised and fluttery lashes. Don’t have the time, patience or budget to spend every second week at the salon getting your lashes redone? Long lashes are just a few simple steps away (extension free)!
You already brush your hair, but now you need to brush your lashes!
Ok… we know this one’s a little left of field, but stay with us! Brushing your lashes twice daily (AM & PM) is an easy way to promote strong, healthy lashes and lash growth. By brushing your lashes, you remove dead or fully grown follicles, making room for fresh ones to grow. This simple step stimulates the lash follicle whilst evenly distributing the natural oils produced by your eyes and lash root. This is shown to help aid in natural lash growth and reproduction.
Up the protein
Not just for the #gymjunkie, a healthy diet high in protein has been linked to healthy lash growth and strength. Increasing your diet in protein-rich foods such as fish, eggs, nuts, legumes and lean meat can do wonders for lash health!
Hair is made from a tough protein called keratin, so it makes sense that increasing your protein intake can only benefit your hair and lashes. Go on… get munching!
Hit the shower before you hit the hay
Ladies, we get it. Sometimes you just don’t feel like taking off your makeup before bed. Although we sympathise with your need to just snooze after a long day of work, this is one of the WORST things to do for your lashes - period!
Mascara’s main job is to make your lashes longer and darker but covering them in a thick coat of product that hardens when it dries. If you sleep with mascara on, the probability of your stiffened lashes snapping in your sleep is more than high - eeek!
There’s no point in trying out any of the above methods for lash growth and health if you're just going to keep snapping your eyelashes by wearing makeup to bed - one step forward, two steps backward!
Invest in a lash serum
If you are interested in lash health, chances are you already have your skincare routine down pat. If you do then you will already be accustomed to the world of serums.
For those of you beauties who aren’t familiar with the term, a serum is a product characterised by its rapid absorption and ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. It has an intensive formula with a very high concentration of active substances particular to the area of application.
Look for lash serums with ingredients such as Vitamin E or oils like coconut, avocado, argan or castor as these puppies are all incredibly nutrient-dense in ingredients your lashes #froth over!
We recommend adding this product to your morning skincare routine. Apply to clean, makeup-free eyes by swiping on a thin layer, from the root of your lashes to the tips. Leave on all day and cleanse off before bed for best results and lash growth!
Psst! Need a little help with that last tip? Don’t sweat, we’ve got you girl! Head to our website HERE and grab our Lash Growth Serum today. It's sure to help aid in hitting your #lashgoals in record time!