Tips For Luscious Lashes

Tips For Luscious Lashes

1. Eyelash Serum
tips for lushous lashesUsing an eyelash serum like Bimat will have your natural eyelashes grow up to 25% within 16 weeks. 

2. Eyelash curlers are key

I used to skip this step, but curling your lashes opens up the eyes, making them appear larger. My favorite is Things are Looking Up Eye Lash Curler, sephora.com, $15.

 

3. Primer for your lashes

For those with short lashes (like me) it’s hard to get extra length without having to use faux lashes. A primer helps add length to your lashes. Primers are usually white, so you will need to layer it with a black mascara. My favorite is Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer, sephora.com, $20.

 
4. Let mascara set in between applications

You’re really able to build up volume by letting each layer set (or dry). This way your lashes wont get clumpy.

 

5. Separate lashes

Sometimes mascara can tend to clump up the lashes. Separate lashes using a metal-toothed lash comb; apply a coat of mascara, wait a few seconds, brush through eyelashes, and then apply the next coat. Lash Comb & Brow Brush, ulta.com, $10.

Fake Eyelashes Are A Danger To Your Health

Fake Eyelashes Are A Danger To Your Health

fake eyelashes danger to healthWhile many women love fake eyelashes for various reasons, the health complications they can cause appear to outweigh the benefits.

Fake eyelashes are popular with women around the world, but like many other beauty enhancement products – such as skin lightening creams – artificial lashes come with their own set of dangers. While some women might feel prettier with thicker, longer lashes, the health hazards associated with them may put you off using them for life.

According to research by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), using fake eyelashes can negatively impact your eyesight. Also, if used over long periods of time, they can also permanently destroy the natural eyelashes because the glue that’s used to attach the fake lashes contains formaldehyde, which can cause an allergic reaction in some, according to Medical Daily.

Dr Robert Dorin of the True and Dorin Medical Group in New York told the publication that fake eyelashes not only cause irritation, but could also cause viral infections and permanently damage the natural lashes.

“The weight of using [eyelash extensions] on a regular basis can put stress on the hair follicle and eventually make it fall out and not grow back,” he said. “The incentive to use [lash extenstions] is to make your lashes fuller, and it can actually do the reverse and make them thinner.”

Last month Japan’s consumer centre warned consumers about the dangers of eyelash extensions. According to a report in The Japan Times, the National Consumer Centre of Japan received numerous complaints from consumers about problems experienced after having fake eyelashes applied at salons. Of the 1 000 women who complained to the organisation, 25% said they had felt pain and irritation.

The organisation said therapist who were responsible for such work  needed to explain the risks associated with fake eyelashes to their clients.

How To Repair Your Eyelashes

How To Repair Your Eyelashes

how to repair your eyelashesWhen it comes to your eyelashes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til they’re gone…right Miley Cyrus?

If you’ve ever experienced anything similar, you know how hard it is to grow those puppies back. Lucky for you, we have some hot tips on everything from prevention to recovery. So if yours have been looking a bit sad lately, don’t worry. Solutions are on their way…keep reading for long, beautiful lashes, always.

 

“Before you begin taking steps to improve your natural lashes, make sure you’re not doing yourself a disservice by practicing these bad habits.”

1. “Avoid eyelash curlers because they break and damage your lashes.”

2. “Avoid waterproof mascara because it quickly stiffens and dries out lashes. It’s also really hard to remove, which causes excessive scrubbing on the lashes (and that results in breakage).”

3. “Always remove your eye makeup (especially mascara) before bed. Sleeping with mascara on is not only unsanitary, but it also dries out the lashes causing them to become brittle and frail. And believe it or not, a stiff lash can actually scratch your cornea while you sleep!”

 

The Natural Route: Use a natural lash conditioner like castor oil, coconut oil or vitamin e nightly by applying a thin layer on eyelid and lash line. You can use one or you can make a mixture by combing all three—drop equal parts of each ingredient into a small container. Keep it by your bed so you don’t forget to use it! You should notice growth within a few weeks.”

The Not-So-Natural Route: Use a lash growth serum—like my favorite, Bimat — for extra length and fullness. This formula really works and long lasting results start to show in 4-6 with 16 weeks being the full treatment when used daily.

Prevention Is Key: Clean up your diet and make sure you’re eating high-vitamin foods and lots of body-friendly proteins. Stay away from red meat and highly-processed protein powders. Vitamins and proteins are essential for hair growth. Biotin is also a great B vitamin that you can take daily to increase rate of hair growth.

How to Use Careprost Bimatoprost Topical for Eyelash Growth

How to Use Careprost Bimatoprost Topical for Eyelash Growth

It is extremely rare to find a medication that can be used to treat patients and at the same time used for cosmetic reasons. Careprost Bimatoprost topical has been able to pull the same function into one and more women are turning for the medication to meet their eyelash growth. Women claim that it can thicken your eyelashes and make your eyelashes more beautiful.

It can also be used to treat glaucoma; but the question that beats logic and it usage, is the medication safe to be used to make your eyelashes grow? This question has been fronted to medics and their usual answer is yes, when used in the correct manner.

The medication on its own is a fatty acid hormone that is used to relive pressure on the eye. When it comes to making your eyelashes grow the side effects are minimal if you use it in the correct manner.

Here are ways that you can use the medication well to facilitate your eyelashes growth; before you open the medication, you need to read the instruction well and if you have any question regarding the medication then you should consult with your doctor.

To apply the medication: you must first wash your hands and face; this is to remove any makeup that you have in your face. Take the medication and then apply it on the applicator, you can use the applicator on the root of your eyelashes.

Afterwards, you can blot out the excess medication. The first applicator that you used on the first eyelashes should be thrown after finishing its work. You should use a new applicator on the other eyelashes and repeat the process of applying the medication on the other eyelashes.

If the medication gets in your eye, you should not be worried because it is the same medication that is used to treat your eyes. If you want to avoid any contamination with the medication, then you should not touch the dropper at all. It is good that you replace the eye drop after each use.

Lastly, you should use this medication to achieve the desired results and to facilitate the best eyelash growth. To help you recall the time that you are to use it, you can keep a record of the last time that you applied and then make sure to follow it.

Threading vs Eyebrow Waxing, Which Is Best?

Threading vs Eyebrow Waxing, Which Is Best?

threading vs eyebrow waxingIt goes without saying that brows are one of the biggest trends in beauty right now. While we used to groom them privately in our bathrooms with a pair of tweezers, recent years have seen other methods and techniques take the lead. Brow bars are everywhere; but what method of removal will suit you? Are you likely to get the result you want from eyebrow waxing or is eyebrow threading better choice?

 

Threading vs Eyebrow Waxing, Which Is Best? This method of hair removal is an ancient Indian technique that involves a therapist using a cotton thread and a little tension to create a ‘lasso’ that can loop around individual hairs and remove them quickly and precisely from the follicle.

The benefits of threading, over other hair removal techniques, is that it’s faster than plucking, can grab even the shortest hairs, and allows the therapist to create a natural, clean finish.

However, don’t be surprised if you develop the uncontrollable urge to sneeze mid-treatment or if your eyes water during while you’re being threaded. The eye watering isn’t necessarily to do with pain, just a reaction to all that activity around the eyes.

Results last between three and four weeks depending on hair growth.

Waxing Pros & Cons:

Like threading, waxing is a very quick method of hair removal. Not dissimilar to waxing on other areas of the body, wax is applied to the unwanted hair, a strip is pressed over the top and it’s quickly snatched out of the follicles.

The benefits of waxing are that it’s quick and the finish gives sharp, clean lines. If you have fluffy brows it’s a great option to get blanket coverage and likewise if your hairs are coarse waxing can be a less painful choice than having each individual hair threaded.

On the downside there is the sensitivity issue. If you are prone to redness or reactions waxing may not be the best choice as it pulls at the skin, not just the hairs.

Results last up to six weeks.