Monday, May 16, 2011

Eyelash Extensions Naturally DIY

As far as hot beauty trends go, eyelash lengthening is becoming the new teeth whitening – Just like eyebrows and hair, our lashes thin with age. And if you are using false eyelashes or lash extensions, the glue can make them brittle if not properly hydrated.

The trick to long full lashes is in keeping them hydrated. Make sure you’re taking off your makeup gently every night and try using a swab of petroleum jelly or olive oil along the lash line to moisturize. This will promote eyelash growth without any special potion. Eye lash hair has a natural growth cycle, but mascara and dry lashes cause breakage long before is reaches it natural length so moisturizing here will help reverse this.

There are products on the market designed with powerful formulas to lengthen lashes like Latisse, a formula approved by the FDA available only with a doctor’s prescription, that is proven to work but not without potential side effects. It costs about $120 for a 30-day supply and is not reimbursed by insurance.

Other over the counter products which consistently get results are Lash Relonge’ (rated highest) and Revitalash. More economical and less risky. I found both on Amazon today between $60 and $99. Click on the photo for more information on ordering.

All of these products are applied like eyeliner, drawing a thin line daily to each upper lid at the eyelash root. Most users report that one bottle will last them at least 2 months, with expected results seen around 4 weeks, after which you need only use the product every other day or so. Long, thick lashes will likely always be viewed as the captivating symbol of universal glamour. With a little effort you can have them too.

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