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How to get luscious lashes

By Faeza
21 October 2016

Every girl wants lush, velvety and gorgeous eyelashes. According to experts, a single eyelash can last about three months before falling out and can take two months or more to grow back. Therefore, it's important to take care of your eyelashes.

STEPS TO HEALTHY EYELASHES

?Never tug at your eyelashes as they can easily break.

?When using a mascara curler, never pull your eyelids.

?Remove mascara before you go to bed using a gentle makeup remover. The stiffness from the mascara can break eyelashes.

?Throw away your old mascara and replace it with a new one every three to six months to avoid eye infections.

? If you get an eye infection, replace any makeup that went near your eye area.

CHOOSING A MASCARA

When choosing a mascara for your eyelashes, it is advisable to determine the performance and outcome prior to buying it.

Deciding what you want to achieve from your mascara will help as there

are many mascaras to choose from:

Lengthening mascara

This adds length to the existing eyelashes. This mascara is best for people with short and sparse eyelashes.

Thickening or volumising mascara

This helps you to achieve fuller and thicker eyelashes. It's perfect for people with thin eyelashes, regardless of their length.

Curling mascara

A curling mascara enhances the natural curl of the eyelashes. It is a little thicker than other types of mascaras, which further helps to hold the curl.

Lash-defining mascara

This is an all-in-one product that offers volume and length.

Non-clumping mascara

This mascara contains glycerine and silk extracts, which give the eyelashes a neat finish. The applicators have a longer wand for deeper finish.

HOME REMEDY FOR GROWING THICKER EYELASHES

Olive oil is a well-known natural remedy for hair growth. This can be used for eyelashes too.

Dip a clean, old mascara stick or a cotton swab in warm olive oil.

Before going to bed, apply the oil carefully on your eyelashes, just as you would apply mascara.

Leave it on overnight, then wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning.

Repeat this remedy daily for a few months until you get the desired

result.