First you should be aware of eye-care rituals to avoid in order that promote eyelash growth.
Don’t be so rough
If you wear make-up make sure to take it off every night before you go to bed and to do so gently. My best advice would be to choose an organic cream based make-up remover and a good old-fashioned cotton ball. Even though a lot of the make-up remover pads do wonders to scrub minerals left behind in your pores, they can wreak havoc on your most delicate eye area. Pulling, tugging and scrubbing away at this area will promote wrinkles and eyelash loss.
Now that you’ve stopped doing that
Increase your vitamin intake
It’s probably no surprise that the vitamins and food that you are putting into your body not only have a direct affect on the way you look and feel, but a direct effect on the way your hair grows and stays put. Fatty acids, found in foods like nuts, canola oil, fish and soy are lacking in many women’s diets. These good fats have anti-inflammatory properties that can promote healthy hair all over your body. Eating healthy is a surefire way to start seeing an improvement in every facet of your life as well as your lashes!
Vitamin E has long been thought to help with the hair growth process. This can be applied topically and consumed orally through products like whole grains, wheat germ, brown rice, eggs, almonds, sunflower seeds, papaya, spinach, olives, avocado, carrot, peanuts, and corn oil. Vitamin E can help protect against free radical damage.
Tip: Try taking a clean mascara brush and applying olive oil to your lashes before you go to bed. Wash your face in the morning as the oil can attract dust and dander throughout the day.
Never cut or pick at your eyelashes
Unlike hair trimmings or the removal of “dead” eyelashes will not promote new growth. These particular follicles are very sensitive and should be treated with care and tenderness. That goes for false lashes too. If you want to promote long lash growth stay away from anything that would force undue stress on your lashes.
Note: Common methods like Petroleum jelly are not natural and have not shown any significant signs of promoting eye lash growth.
Danae Matthews writes on her little space on the web, Danae’s Corner. Danae’s Corner can be found on the women’s health resource, Women’s Health Base.