If you want to get rid of false eyelashes and extensions, there are several methods to make your natural lashes grow longer and thicker.
Eyelash serums are the most popular and effective options, but studies have shown that some of their ingredients can cause eye irritation in certain people.
Specifically, prostaglandins and their analogues (present in some serums), in addition to causing eye irritation, can cause skin discoloration and even irreversibly change the color of the iris. Unfortunately, other products that promise lash growth aren’t much better.
Instead of playing Russian roulette with the possible side effects, many people are turning to home remedies to grow their lashes without, you know, risking changing something as personal as their eye color.
And while they may not be as effective as scientifically backed serums, some of them actually work.
If you don’t want to pay hundreds of euros for an eyelash serum, but still want to achieve favorable results, today I’m going to show you how to make your own homemade eyelash serum for just a few pennies. Sounds like fun? Let’s do it.
Ingredients of the homemade serum
Think about it, we are always hydrating hair and skin, which can dry out over time, with washes, etc. But our poor eyelashes are left out! Additionally, mascara and eye makeup can further dry out your lashes.
Dry lashes are fragile and more vulnerable to breakage and fallout. The best way to prevent this is to hydrate them!
Although castor oil is a super ingredient that is used for everything from laxatives to skin care, there is not much research to support the claim that the oil can stimulate hair or eyelash growth, but studies preliminaries are promising.
One study that one of the chemical compounds that make up castor oil might have potential as a treatment to reverse hair loss, but more research is needed.
Despite the lack of scientific evidence, castor oil remains a popular remedy for eyelash growth, even among dermatologists.
This is because the oil is rich in nourishing fatty acids, such as ricinoleic acid, which hydrates and protects the lashes.
However, it is not without sin, as some people are allergic to castor oil, and for others it is too oily to apply directly to the lashes.
Vitamin E Acceptance
Another popular lash growth solution is vitamin E oil. There is a study suggesting that vitamin E oil can help boost hair growth in individuals with hair loss.
Researchers believe it is related to vitamin E’s ability to reduce oxidative stress on the scalp. Vitamin E oil alone does not induce hair growth, but it helps prevent hair loss.
Almond oil lovers claim that they help grow eyelashes, but like many other home remedies, there isn’t much research to back it up.
However, this does not mean that almond oil is not beneficial for your lashes. Helps hydrate hair follicles and prevents them from falling out.
This combination of oils stimulates hair growth and makes lashes thicker, making them appear thicker.
Homemade eyelash serum recipe
This is a very easy recipe that anyone can prepare in a matter of minutes. If you want your lashes to grow, you will need to feed them. This eyelash serum recipe will do exactly that.
You will need to:
- 3 teaspoons castor oil
- 1 teaspoon of almond oil
- 10 capsules of vitamin E oil
- Empty Mascara Tube (can be purchased from Amazon)
Step 1: Measure the amounts of each oil and put it in a small glass container. Carefully pierce the vitamin E capsules and add them to the container as well. Mix it well.
Step 2: Open the container and take out the applicator brush. Carefully add the oils to the tube using the dropper, without reaching the top (as you have to insert the brush).
Step 3: Put the brush back in the container, close it tightly and shake it gently to mix the ingredients.
This recipe is stable for a long time, but as a precaution keep it for only 6 months. And wash the brush regularly to avoid contamination.
The first step in applying any homemade eyelash serum is to make sure that you are using a quality product and that you are not allergic to it, which means that it is best to do a skin test before you start using it on your eyelashes.
To use it, make sure the skin is free of dirt or makeup before applying it. Apply a thin layer to your lashes every night before going to bed. Note: Don’t get it in your eyes! The oils are amazing, but they are not made to get into your eyes. Really. So, as a precaution, make sure it doesn’t get in your eyes. A few drops go a long way, so use it sparingly.
In the morning, wash your eyes and remove the oil before putting on makeup.
When can the results be observed? Each person is different; Some people have seen the difference right away and for others it may take a couple of months. Since it takes time to nourish and restore your lashes, use the serum consistently for 1-3 months to see the benefits.
Are you using this homemade serum and still notice that your lashes are falling out? Peaceful. Remember, lashes are bound to fall out . Like hair follicles, the eyelash growth cycle has three main phases.
It is normal for lashes to fall out, especially at the end of the growth cycle, to allow new, healthier lashes to appear. If you still notice that this serum is not doing anything for your eyelashes, perhaps these other eyelash serums , the best on the market , can help you .
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.