Our eyes say so much about us! And the pursuit of long, thick and healthy eyelashes has been at the forefront of many of our minds. The eyelashes not only provide a beauty to our eyes, but they also protect the eyes from dust, debris, and foreign objects. To maintain healthy eyelashes, it is important to clean them daily, avoid using harmful cosmetics, and eat a healthy, balanced diet. Certain vitamins and proteins in the diet such as biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids can also strengthen your lashes. Additionally, avoid excessive rubbing or pulling of the eyelashes (say NO to waterproof cosmetics which are difficult to remove) and avoid harsh chemical treatments such as lash extensions or perms as can also help to maintain naturally healthy lashes. It is also recommended to see an eye care professional if you experience any sudden changes in the health of the lashes.
Tips for naturally healthy lashes from daily:practice founder Dr. Ashley Brissette
- Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, or other moisturizers such as Vaseline: Apply a small amount of oil to your eyelashes with a lash brush before going to bed. This helps to moisturize and promote thicker lashes.
- Eyelash cleansing: removing the dust, pollution, debris and bacteria that builds up on the lashes every day is important to maintain healthy lashes. Eye Revive also has natural moisturizers for the eyelid skin and lashes. Wash with Eye Revive in the AM and PM and you will notice naturally longer and thicker growing lashes over time.
- Biotin and Omega-3: Adding biotin and omega rich foods to your diet, such as eggs, nuts, flax and avocados, can help promote lash and hair growth.