Eyelashes falling out in clumps can be highly distressing. Not only are beautiful, thick eyelashes considered a sign of beauty; they are also necessary to protect our eyes from dust and other environmental factors. There are many commercial eyelashes re-growth products available over-the-counter. Many of them are known to show results but there are also some natural remedies you can use to grow eyelashes overnight. Let us study some of them:
1. Treat the underlying cause of eyelash loss
Eyelashes falling in clumps could result from a condition called Madarosis. This illness is characterized by thinning of eyelashes and eyelash loss. Eye infections, certain drugs, hormonal changes during menopause etc can also cause eyelashes to fall out or become thin. Talk to your doctor to address these issues and prevent further loss of eyelashes.
2. Use Latisse® or RapidLash®
Use RapidLash® or Latisse® nightly on sparse eyebrows and lashes. These are fragrance and paraben free eyelash regrowth products which have been trusted and tested by dermatologists and eye specialists. These products are safe for contact lens wearers as well. Thousands of users have experienced positive results with these eyelash regrowth home remedies. Mild irritation or tingling may result upon using these products. Also, some eyelash regrowth formulas tend to cause skin discoloration. It is very important that you avoid getting the product into the eyes.
3. Take supplements
Taking prenatal supplements, multivitamins/minerals and biotin can help you grow eyelashes naturally faster. You might not see results overnight, but you will certainly notice an improvement in them in a couple of weeks. One needs at least 5 mg of Biotin twice a day to grow thicker eyelashes. Other important B vitamins for preventing eyelashes are B12 and folate. A deficiency in these vitamins could cause eyelashes to thin out.
4. Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet is necessary for stronger, thicker lashes. Include proteins, complex carbs and vitamins and minerals. Avoid junk food. Go for dairy-free alternatives like almond or soy milk. Eat whole grains, lean meat, fish, nuts and seeds. Leafy green vegetables and colorful fruits are necessary for stronger, thicker lashes.
5. Use Castor oil
Castor oil is a proven remedy to get thicker eyelashes overnight. Apply this thick, viscous oil on the lashes and brows and leave it on overnight. (You might experience blurry vision with this easy way to grow eyelashes, so avoid getting the oil in the eyes). Also, you might want to cover your mattress and pillows with old sheets to prevent oil stains. Other oils that can grow eyelashes are Almond oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Vitamin E oil and Emu oil. You can make a homemade eyelash serum by combining all of these oils. Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil and blend the mixture well. Apply this serum every night to the lashes.
6. Silica gel
Taking silica gel internally can give you luxurious eyelashes regrowth and can also prevent hair loss or alopecia. Take up to 400 mg of Silica gel or 2 caplets of 500 mg twice a day.
7. Borax powder eyewash
Washing your hair, scalp and eyes with diluted Borax wash can give you luxurious hair growth. Use this remedy in place of shampoos and cleansers to wash face and scalp. Some people also take Borax internally to grow thicker eyelashes.
8. Green tea
Drinking green tea daily can give you important catechins and antioxidants which could prevent eyelashes from falling out. You can also dab some cooled brewed green tea on the lashes and eyebrows to make them thicker.
9. Apply Aloe gel
Aloe vera gel is another powerful hair regrowth remedy. Apply aloe vera gel all over the scalp, brows and eyelashes to grow them quickly. Use this remedy nightly to see results.
10. Use Vegetable glycerin
Apply some vegetable glycerin to the lashes overnight. This remedy helps smoothen the skin on the eyelids and facilitates growth of eyelashes.
11. Use Vaseline
Vaseline or petroleum jelly applied to the eyelashes can help you remove leftover mascara and also hydrate delicate skin around the eyelashes making them stronger, darker and longer.
12. Stop using curlers and eyelash extensions
To prevent eyelashes from falling out, you must avoid all harsh makeup products, curlers and eyelash extensions. The latter tend to have strong glue on them which could pull out your natural lashes. So minimize use of such products or use them sparingly.
13. Never sleep with makeup on
Eye-shadow, mascara and eyeliner all contain chemicals which can damage the lashes. So make sure you clean your lashes each night and wash off all makeup. Use baby oil or baby shampoo to clean the eyes.
14. Eliminate stress
Stress is the number one cause of hair loss and eyelash loss. So practice deep breathing, or do yoga daily to reduce stress. Also, moderate exercise per day can help lower stress.
Try these 14 easy ways and prevent further eyelash loss.