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How to care for lashes like you do your hair

How to care for lashes like you do your hair

Do you want gorgeous, natural lashes? A lush fringe that makes your eyes pop? It’s possible to nourish and care for your lashes, so they grow lush and healthy on their own, without expensive lash extensions or growth serum. Here are the tips you need for fantastic (real) lashes.

Everyday lash care

The first step in having fabulous eyelashes, the kind that makes other people jealous of your natural beauty, is to care for the lashes you have. 

Gently remove eye makeup. No rubbing, scrubbing or sleeping in your makeup. Removing eye makeup effectively and gently is key to healthy lashes and protecting the skin around your eyes. 

Specialized care. Because the skin around your eyes is different than the rest of your face, you want to avoid using the same skin cleansers and moisturizers that you use on the rest of your face, as they can be too harsh.

Brush your lashes. Using a lash brush, comb through your lashes in the morning and evening to help distribute natural oils along the length to help keep them strong and healthy. 

Take a break. Your eye makeup can dehydrate, irritate, and age your lashes and the skin around your eyes. Whenever possible, take a makeup break.

Don’t rub your eyes. Rubbing your eyes is really bad for the eye itself, but it’s also bad for the skin around it and your lashes. It loosens lashes and pulls them out. It also stretches and stresses the skin area. Even worse, rubbing your eyes can scratch and irritate your eyeball. If your eyes constantly itch, see your eye doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause.

Great lash ingredients

Another very important way to take care of your lashes is to treat them like the rest of your body. What you fuel them with and put on them is important. Avoid using products that contain ethyl alcohol, parabens, and phthalates. 

Think of your eyelashes like you do the hair on your head. You go to some pretty extreme lengths to nourish, hydrate, moisturize, straighten, curl, and otherwise care for your hair. Your lashes deserve the same treatment, which means they want and need healthy, naturally derived ingredients. Here are some great ingredients for hair growth that can help your lashes:

Castor Oil. A popular home remedy for generations is gaining steam in pop culture and for a good reason. It’s great for your hair, scalp, and your lashes.

Keratin.  Keratin is a protein that is very similar to your hair’s natural structure. This makes it ideal for adding strength and volume.

Biotin. This B vitamin is often associated with great hair and nails, mainly because it’s effective. Topically and as a supplement, biotin can boost the health of your hair. 

Lash 24 

Hair La Vie's Lash24 makes it easier to care for your lashes. Formulated with red clover extract, keratin, biotin, hydrating fruit sugars, silk amino acids, and vitamin B5, Lash24 has everything you need to see visibly longer, denser, and more youthful-looking eyelashes. One applicator provides both daytime and evening round-the-clock care; all you have to do is apply the PM Formula at bedtime to experience deep conditioning, and apply the invisible AM Formula each morning to support healthy growth while also priming the eyes for a long-lasting, flawless mascara application. 

Lashes and nutrition

Of course, it’s not just about the ingredients you put on your lashes, but also about those you consume. A healthy diet is essential to having a well-nourished body, from top to bottom. 

Some foods that bring health to your hair and lashes include: 

Fatty fish. It’s those omega-3 fatty acids that support luscious hair and increase hair density.

Eggs. An excellent source of protein and biotin, both very important to hair growth and lash health.

Beans. Beans have plant-based protein, zinc, iron, biotin, and folate. They build hair strength and help support healthy hair.

Yogurt. A favorite for hair masks, yogurt is also a great part of your diet if you’re eating for hair health.

Red meat. No, you don’t have to give up your vegan lifestyle to have great hair, and you certainly shouldn’t overindulge in red meats. But if you eat them once in a while, you don’t have to feel guilty because they’re great for your hair.

Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins

If you’re worried you’re not naturally getting all of the nutrients you should for fantastic lashes, Hair La Vie’s Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins can help. Designed specifically to help dramatically transform your hair’s health and appearance (lashes included), these vitamins are packed with the naturally derived ingredients your body needs.

EVNol Max is one of the powerful ingredients in these hair vitamins that super-charges your hair growth efforts. Made from vitamin E, EVNol Max harnesses this vitamin’s powerful antioxidant properties to help promote healthy hair strands, which may contribute to thicker and longer-looking lashes.

In addition, vitamin E contains tocotrienol, which you don’t hear much about, but it’s very important to your body’s health, function, and appearance. The inclusion of this ingredient in our hair vitamins helps your body support lash growth from within.

Final thoughts

Great lashes aren’t just a trend, they’ve long been a coveted feature that everyone can have if they simply nurture and nourish them. While gluing fake lashes and getting extensions is an immediate way to enhance your eyes' appearance, these shortcuts can actually weaken your natural lashes in the long run. Rather than take the easy way out, you can boost your lashes' health and get incredible results that last.

It’s not an overnight solution, but treating your eyes, the skin around your eyes, and your lashes with great care, selecting naturally-derived ingredients, and fueling your body from the inside out, will help you achieve some pretty incredible results. The best part is these results are natural and lasting–as long as you keep up your lash-care routine.

To speed up your results, try the new Lash24, which is designed to nourish & support fuller, stronger lashes through the careful selection of ingredients. Keep in mind, your lashes are simply hair, which means they will also respond well to Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins.

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