Looking for some ways to grow your eyelashes without spending a small fortune on eyelash growth serums and other products that promise the world? If so, we have the article for you.
We have put together a list of the best eyelash growth home remedies. All of these can help you to grow your eyelashes and they all use simple and safe ingredients that you can either find in your home or can purchase at your local store. They are cheap, they are easy and they are effective.
What more could you want?
Caster Oil for Eyelash Growth
Caster oil is one of the best things you can use for eyelash growth. And don’t just take our word for it. This is a popular eyelash growth DIY trick that countless women around the world use. It is a little time consuming and it can be a little messy, but you can’t argue with the results. If you are prepared to suffer for beauty, and you’d rather try some cheap eyelash growth DIY tricks than opt for any of those expensive products, then give caster oil a go.
The first thing you need, of course, is caster oil. This is easily available over the counter. It is used as a cure-all and while it is not as popular of a medicine today as it was in your grandparents’ days, it is still widely used. One of the most most common uses for caster oil is as a laxative, and quite a volatile one at that. So if you get any funny looks from the sales staff when you buy it, you know why.
You should also buy some soothing aloe vera gel (which will definitely get you some funny looks if you buy song with the caster oil). Once you have those ingredients then simply mix some of the oil with the gel until you have something that is viscous and sticky, but is predominately caster oil.
Take an old mascara brush, dip it in and then coat your eyelashes in this substance. Do this before you go to sleep, leave it on all night and then wash it off in the morning. The oil will help to stimulate growth, while killing any organisms that restrict it. The aloe vera gel will help to soothe your skin and follicles. It also makes the oil easier to apply.
Natural Eyelash Growth
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as “natural eyelash growth”. Like the caster oil trick mentioned above, this is a eyelash growth DIY trick that is very cheap. And don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you just to sit and watch the clock while your eyelashes grow-in.
All you need to do is clean and brush you eyelashes. Simple as that. It seems overly simple. Silly even. But you’d be surprised how many women beg for longer eyelashes, use all of the products under the sun, but the ignore the basics. By regularly brushing your eyelashes and making sure they are clean, you’re removing all the dead skin cells that build up and you’re giving your lashes room to grow. You’re also helping to stimulate those follicles.
For most of you, the only time you clean your eyelashes is when you’re washing your face or using wipes to remove make-up. The only time you brush them is when you’re applying mascara. So, just take some time to focus on cleaning them and brushing them with a clean and dry brush every day. Five minutes at a time will suffice, and you should see the effects immediately.
Lemon Peels and Olive Oil
One of our personal favorite eyelash growth DIY tips involves the use of lemon peels. Typically, it’s not advisable to put citrus anywhere near your eyes. But in this case it can help to add volume to you eyelashes and it’s incredibly cheap.
Simply peel a lemon and then let that peel dry before adding it to a small jar. Pour some olive oil into the jar so that it just covers the peels. You want them to be saturated, soaking up all they can of that delicious oil. Move the jar to a dry place and then simply leave it for a couple weeks. In the meantime, you can always try some of the other eyelash growth tricks above.
After a couple weeks the liquid will be nice and sticky, as well as a little pungent. When it reaches this stage you need to dip a dry mascara brush in the liquid and then coat your eyelashes with it. As with the caster oil and aloe vera trick outlined above, you need to leave this in overnight and then wash it off in the morning.
If you do this for a few weeks and you will begin to notice some positive effects. The peel of a single lemon will produce quite lot of this substance, enough to get you through those few weeks. So, if you do notice those positive effects then make sure you make another concoction straight away. That way you can continue using this eyelash growth technique for many months.
The eyelash growth technique mentioned above works because of a combination of olive oil and lemon peel, not just because of the lemon peel. Olive oil is hugely beneficial for the skin and the hair. It’s great, so it’s not always easy to use. But if you don’t want to go through the process of creating a pungent citrus concoction then you can simply mix some olive oil with aloe vera gel or some other skin-safe gel.
You can, of course, just dip the dry brush into a little olive oil and then apply it directly. This is a little messy though, so it’s advisable to use some other ingredient as a base. It is also possible to combine some of these eyelash growth techniques, but don’t try to coat your eyelashes with too many substances and avoid interchanging between different techniques. Find one that is easiest for you and use it for a few weeks to give it time to work. It can be a nuisance to keep such a regime up, but once you see the effects you’ll have the motivation you need to continue.