Eyelash Health 101: 4 Easy Tips to Caring for Your Lashes

Long, beautiful eyelashes are desirable for most women and some men too! While eyelash extensions are an easy fix to have glamorous lashes, it isn’t a great long-term solution for the health of your eyelashes. Each day, we risk damaging our precious lashes, so below are some recommendations to keep in mind to improve your overall eyelash health.

Whether you want to grow your eyelashes longer or protect the beautiful lashes you already have, start incorporating these tips into your daily life.

1. Healthy Diet

As we know, an improved, healthy diet can help your overall health and beauty. And things are no different when it comes to your lashes! Eating a healthy diet will help improve your lash health. Good fats and proteins including beans, fish, and eggs are all healthy foods that help promote healthy lashes in the long run.

2. Massage

There are many health benefits of massaging. As you may have heard, massaging your scalp can result in improved hair growth. The same thing goes for your eyelashes. By gently massaging your eyelids and lashes, you can stimulate hair growth over time. It is very important to be extremely gentle and massage your lashes with care.

3. Supplements

Taking a biotin or collagen supplement daily can help increase hair growth, which includes eyelash growth. It is very important to consult with your doctor before you start taking a new daily supplement.

4. Put On & Remove Eye Makeup Gently

It is imperative that when you put on and remove your eye makeup, you are doing so with care and caution. Not only do you want to care for your lashes, but for your eye health in general. If you’re not gentle with your lashes, you can easily pull eyelashes out when putting on or removing your eye makeup. Also note that if you don’t remove your mascara fully before bed, you can easily break off lashes while sleeping.

Latisse Eyelash Enhancer

While these tips will help your eyelash health overtime, some of us may want longer and fuller eyelashes quickly. Instead of running the risk of damaging your eyelashes permanently with extensions, consider Latisse, the 1st FDA approved product to enhance your lashes.

The best eyelash enhancer, which we recommend to our patients, that will not damage the health of your eyelashes is a prescription solution called Latisse®. This solution will grow your eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. With Latisse, your eyelashes will experience real and measurable growth with results in as little as four weeks. Latisse® has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trials to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.

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