We all know that famous mascara slogan “Maybe she’s born with it”. When it comes to our eyelashes, of course, some of us are blessed with naturally longer, thicker lashes. However, even if you didn’t win the genetic eyelash lottery, you can still have gorgeous natural lashes that will have everyone wondering whether they’re real or not.
How, you ask? It all comes down to our daily beauty habits. With proper lash care, you can create a dramatic lash line without falsies, mascara or extensions. But before you’re able to do that, there are 5 lash habits you’ll need to kick in order to give your lashes the TLC they deserve.
Here are 5 habits that are destroying your lashes.
1. Using harsh chemical lash glue
Falsies offer temporary enhancement to your lash line, but at what cost? Lash glue not only dries out your lashes but binds the falsies to your natural lash line. That means that when you remove your falsies, you’ll be removing dozens of natural lashes, too. This results in a thin lash line with bald spots. Yikes!
2. Forgetting to condition your eyelashes
Your lashes are literally just tiny hairs that line your eyelids, and just like the hair on your head, they need products that offer extra hydration. If you don’t hydrate your lashes, they’ll soon become brittle and break, resulting in short, stubbly lashes. For the hair on your head, you might use a nourishing conditioner to hydrate and strengthen your individual hairs. For your lashes, you need to use a high-quality eyelash serum.
3. Using waterproof mascara every day
Waterproof mascara might be great for the beach or pool, but using it every day is a big no-no. Waterproof mascara removes moisture from your natural lashes, causing them to become brittle and break. It’s also extremely difficult to remove, forcing you to rub your lash line so hard that you’ll remove many of your natural lashes in the process. The result is a thinning, short and stubbly lash line.
4. Incorrect use of your eyelash curler
Three things here, ladies. First of all, stop using heat on your lashes! Heated curlers will dehydrate your lash line, causing breakage and shorter lashes. Secondly, only use your curler on CLEAN lashes. Never use it after you’ve applied mascara. Finally, you need to change the pads on your lash curler every 12 months at most. This is to avoid bacteria buildup which could cause an eye infection, which is not only harmful to your health but your lash line, too!
5. Going to bed with your makeup on
This one may sound obvious, yet how many times do you allow yourself to fall asleep without properly removing your eye makeup? Sleeping with eye makeup will cause your lashes to clump together. This can not only cause eye infections but will “glue” your lids together while you sleep. When you wake up your natural instinct will be to rub your eyes until they open, but in doing so you’ll be removing a whole lot of lashes too!