I’ve always been pretty lucky to have healthy lashes, but after having lash extensions for 9 months they just didn’t look as luscious as before! I loved having lash extensions, but they’re a lot of work to maintain and after a while it just didn’t feel worth it to me anymore. I’m horrible at applying false lashes though, and my last resort for having the voluminous, wispy, glamorous lashes of my dreams, was growing them myself! I employed the following three steps for growing out my lashes and am so happy with the results I had to share my secrets!
- KEEP THEM CLEAN! One of the reasons my lashes weren’t growing was because the base of my eyelid was never 100% clean. With lash extensions you have to be so careful not to rub them or use any type of cleanser than could potentially dissolve the lash glue. As a result, my lash base wasn’t clean enough to maintain healthy growth. Now I clean my lashes every night with THIS Neutrogena makeup remover and pay special attention to the roots! (watch the video above for a little cleaning hack!)
- NOURISH THEM! Just like your hair, and your body, your lashes need the proper nourishment to live their best life! I use THIS lash growth serum every night before bed, after washing off my makeup. There are tons of different nourishing serums to choose from though, and they pretty much all work the same way.
- PROTECT THEM! Before applying mascara I always use a lash primer. This not only amps up the results of your mascara, but creates a nourishing, vitamin filled layer between your lashes and the outside world! THIS is my favorite primer. (A huge thank you to my work colleague, Marilyn, for telling me about this stuff!)
What ways do you keep your lashes healthy and growing?