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5 ways to grow longer fuller eyelashes

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How can you grow your eyelashes and keep them healthy? 5 tips

If you want to make your eyelashes grow longer, here are 5 tips. Longer, fuller eyelashes can help protect the eyes from damage and give a boost to our well-being. There are several mascara products that you can buy that claim longer eyelashes, but some contain harsh chemicals. Before you invest, speak with a friend to find out if the product works.

Latisse is a proven eyelash extender that was accidentally discovered when doctors noticed patients receiving eye drops with the ingredient bimatoprost also developed longer eyelashes. The product is approved by the FDA. as an eyelash enhancer now. Latisse is manufactured by the company Allergen. It works by extending the growth phase of eyelashes. You will need to ask your doctor for a prescription.

New York optometrist Susan Resnick, MD tells WebMD your eyelashes will grow thicker and healthier if you toss your mascara every 3 to six months. Keeping your mascara free from germs will naturally lead to longer thicker lashes by lowering your risk of eye irritation and infection.

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Use Vaseline or Aquaphor on your lashes at night to make them grow. Dermatologist Jeannette Graf, MD, of Great Neck, N.Y. recommends applying a thin layer to your eyelids each night. You can also purchase lash conditioners that are sold over the counter that moisturize the eyelashes just like hair conditioner does for the scalp.

Eat a balanced diet. Foods that contribute to healthy hair follicles include vegetables and protein. Over time if you continue to eat a balanced diet, your eyelashes will stay long, healthy and lush.

Look for natural eyelash enhancing products that contain gentle chemicals to keep your lashes nourished and healthy. A good choice is Physicians Formula that contains Jojoba, beeswax, soybean oil and other nutrients that can make your lashes thick, long and healthy. Honeybee Gardens also makes a gentle mascara that won't cause brittle eyelashes that are more prone to breakage and is also hypo-allergenic.

Finding ways to keep your eyelashes long, thick and healthy is important for eye health. It isn't just about beauty. When we blink, our eyelashes help removed debris that can cause corneal damage and infection. Try these 5 tips to grow your eyelashes longer, fuller and keep them healthy for years to come.