Flawless and beautiful eyelashes give you the most attractive and unique look, making you truly feel like the princess you are, which is why it’s important to have a lash care routine that keeps them looking good, healthy and attractive no matter what. Unfortunately, many of us have unknowingly adopted some habits and practices that might ruin the lashes in the long run that can have an overall impact on your appearance. Don’t let these frequent blunders get in your way of luscious, long lashes.
BEING TOO HARSH ON THE LASHES
It's essential you use an oil-based makeup remover for gently getting rid of any makeup on the eye area. Hold the cotton pad against your eyelids for some seconds in order to loosen the products so you don’t have to work too hard to remove the mascara. Rubbing harshly, even when we have this urge when we’re too tired, will aggravate the eye area and cause the lashes to fall out.
DON’T SLEEP WITH MASCARA
We already know how bad it is for the skin to wear makeup overnight. Sleeping with mascara on implies the same for your lashes. The product causes the lashes to harden and the chafing against your pillow leads to lash breakage.
REMOVING FALSIES ROUGHLY
We know how false lashes take you entire fashion game to a whole new level but if you’re in the habit of removing them with a makeup remover, you’re doing some serious harm to your natural eyelashes. Always loosen the glue with Q-tip dipped in an oil based cleanser before taking them off. Also, if you have lash extensions, make sure you seek professional guidance for removal.
USING WATERPROOF MASCARA DAILY
Waterproof mascara is lifesaver especially when you have to travel on those hot sunny days but they’re a big NO for everyday use. The ingredients used to create this category of mascaras do last longer but they do dry your lashes out, making them brittle and more prone to breaking.
CURLING AFTER MASCARA
Who doesn’t adore curling their eyelashes so they immediately appear three times bigger? But you must make sure to curl them with a lash curler first (while not keeping it too near to the eyelash rims) and then complete the look by adding a mascara. Your lash cuticles will get damaged, causing eyelash breakage if you don’t do so.
EXPIRED MAKEUP AND HEATING
Old mascara gathers bacteria that can lead to itchy, watery eyes, infection and lash loss. Thumb rule for eyeliner/mascara is to be replaced after every three-four months.
Also, if you blow dry the lash curler for long-lasting curling effect, you should stop now. Excessive heating weakens the foundation of the lashes and breaks the hair down.
Avoid these habits to your enjoy those natural, voluminous lashes. Apply castor or olive oil to your lashes with a wand before going to bed to make your peepers pop out even more.