Long, full lashes are an essential part of your glam for New Year’s Eve, but if you aren’t a fan of lash extensions or strip lashes, and instead want to go au naturel, you’ll want to start prepping your lashes now.
With that in mind, the lash experts at Nouveau Lashes recommend six key changes you can make to your beauty routine to grow long, luscious lashes – the countdown is on.
- Natural ingredients
Using natural ingredients is a great way to improve both your lash health and also growth, due to many natural products having nutritional qualities. Castor oil and coconut oil are the two most commonly-used natural ingredients for eyelash growth and rejuvenation.
Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which can benefit lash growth in a number of ways, not only does it hydrate the lashes and keep them healthy, but it also works as an anti-inflammatory, soothing the skin and hair follicles.
Coconut oil also works in a similar way to castor oil, providing nourishment to the eyelashes keeping them moisturized and healthy, but also contains its own antioxidants preventing the skin and hair follicles from becoming inflamed.
- Lash enhancing serum
Lash serums are also another great way to help strengthen your natural lashes and improve their overall length and volume.
Debbie Law, International Lash Trainer for Nouveau Lashes, says: “When choosing a lash serum, it’s important to ensure that the serum not only has ingredients that are effective, but are also safe and contain essential vitamins and ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Enhancing lash serums such as the “Enhance Lash Serum” has not only been proven to be very safe, but it will also give you results in as little as 30 days, all thanks to its multifunctional protein and anti-pollution ingredients that work to strengthen the lashes from the inside.
- Remove eye makeup every day / keep minimal
Falling asleep with eye makeup on can be harmful to your lashes, causing them to become weak and brittle. That’s why it’s essential at the end of the day to remove your makeup and have the right tools and method for the job. Start by applying a gentle makeup remover to a cotton pad or a soft muslin cloth, and remove the eye makeup from the lashes in a downward sweeping motion.
Normally the application of eye makeup or mascara isn’t the cause of damage to your lashes, however, the more mascara you apply, the harder it is to remove – so keeping your eye makeup to a minimum is also a great way to protect your lashes.
- Lash boosting mascara
A great way to create the wow factor of full, voluminous lashes without turning to strip lashes or extensions is to swap your regular mascara for a lash-boosting mascara that promotes growth.
Using a serum-infused mascara is a great way to take care of your lashes every day when you apply your makeup, ensuring they are hydrated and getting the vitamins and minerals they need.
Like when choosing a lash-enhancing serum, you should also be selective when choosing an enhancing mascara. Look out for the essential ingredients that will help your lashes to grow or alternatively, purchase the product from an expert brand in the eyelash industry, such as the Enhance Mascara from Nouveau Lashes or the Lash Perfect Enhancing Mascara..
There are a number of supplements you can take to promote healthy hair growth for your lashes, including Biotin, Vitamin A and Vitamin D.
Biotin is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair as it stimulates the production of the protein Keratin that strengthens and thickens your lashes.
Taking a Vitamin A supplement will ensure the body can produce important natural oils that add moisture to the body’s hair that prevents any unwanted breakage.
Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient aiding in growing your lashes, as it can stimulate new hair follicles and improve hair growth.
Iron is another essential mineral that carries oxygen through the body and is required to achieve healthy hair growth, including your lashes. Iron is stored in hair follicles and if the body is deficient in the mineral it can lead to the hair breaking, becoming brittle and falling out.
- Brushing lashes with spoolie
Finally, a spoolie is a must-have in your makeup when it comes to taking care of your lashes. Brushing them daily with a spoolie will keep your lashes healthy by removing any dirt, leftover makeup or dead skin cells sitting in your lashes.
You can also use the brush to separate and curl your lashes before applying your mascara, this will not only give your lashes some extra volume, but it’s an essential step to avoid clumpy-looking mascara.