7 Secrets to Make Your Eyelashes Look Longer Without Mascara

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7 Secrets to Make Your Eyelashes Look Longer Without Mascara

So, you really,  want longer eyelashes, but for whatever reason, you want to ditch the mascara. Without mascara what is a gal, or guy, to do?

Well, fear not! There are alternative options available for those who want to try something different. There are many easy, fascinating methods for achieving those longer lashes without mascara!Here are seven ways to make your eyelashes appear longer without mascara!

False Lashes

An alternative option to mascara would be fake eyelashes. Fake eyelashes come in strips that fit along the entire lashline, or as clumps that only fit on part of the lash line.

Fake lashes come in various lengths, colors, and styles.

False lashes have a ton of advantages over mascara. First off, false lashes will not rub off or run down your face.

At the end of the day, we all have to remove our makeup from our faces. Mascara is the trickiest to get off, requiring a lot of rubbing and rough-housing with the eyelashes and the delicate skin around the eyes. With false lashes, this is less of a reality.

There is such a huge selection of styles when it comes to false lashes, and each style is ready-made and easy to apply.

Some false lashes are meant to only be worn for a day. However, there are lash extensions that a person can wear for days and weeks.

These types of long-lasting lash extensions shed as a person’s natural lashes shed. A medical grade adhesive is used, and the lashes are placed about 1 millimeter from the skin.

Petroleum Jelly

To achieve that mascara look you can apply Petroleum Jelly to your eyelashes.

All you have to do is put some on your fingers, and stroke it onto both sides of your lashes.

Growth Serum

There are “Growth serums” that claim to nourish your lashes and promote lash growth. Even if they show results, it is important to know that most growth serums don’t affect the growth of lashes—they just act as moisturizers. Also, the visual affects of having these serums on your eyelashes make your eyelashes look different.

The only growth serum that was ever proven to work is called Latisse.

This serum results in a longer active growth phase for eyelashes. The active chemical in this treatment is called bimatoprost. Before its eyelash growing properties were discovered, brimatoprost was used in a glaucoma medicine.

Latisse is only attainable through a prescription because it contains an FDA regulated drug. For eyelash results, it must be applied to the lash line every day. It may take months to see results, and discoloration of the iris and eyelids might happen.

There are various over the counter growth serums, as well as DIY formulas, that you can use to make your lashes appear longer. The DIY formulas include the use of various natural oils and beeswax. Castor oil is popular for this purpose.

There is a DIY growth serum formula that consists of coconut oil, castor oil and a small touch of avocado oil.

Good Nutrition

When it comes to making your eyelashes appear longer, what you do to the inside of your body is just as important as what you do to the outside of your body.

Proper nutrition is important when you want your eyelashes to look longer.

Vitamin H (biotin), vitamin B-3, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin E are very important for eyelash growth.

–Foods that have vitamin H include bananas, soybeans, eggs, walnuts, sardines, nut butter, black eyed peas and beans.

–Foods that have vitamin B-3 include peanuts, sunflower seeds, tilapia, tuna, beef liver, asparagus, and mushrooms.

–Foods that have calcium include peas, almonds, okra, milk, yogurt, cheese, collard greens, sardines, tofu, and salmon.

–Foods that have vitamin C include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cranberries, pineapples, tomatoes, oranges, strawberries, and kale.

–Foods that have vitamin E include Avocados, safflower oil, peanut butter, blueberries, hazelnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, kale, and spinach.

–Ways to get vitamin D: sun exposure; eating fish, egg yolks, and liver.

These nutrients help to improve growth and grow stronger lashes that are less prone to breakage.

Eyelash Curler

This method involves the use of a small metal device that you manually use. The device is scissor-like because you put two fingers in two loops. At the other end are two clamps that are strategically shaped to fit the outside shape of an eye.

It’s hard to explain what it looks like. You have to see it to know what I am talking about.

You are supposed to put your eyelashes between these two clamps and clamp down, without pinching your skin. This is meant to curl your eyelashes and make them look longer.

Make or Purchase Healthy Mascara

When you say “I don’t want to use mascara,” perhaps you mean that you just want a healthier alternative to the mainstream mascara products that you see in the store.

It makes a lot of sense since most products have long lists of chemicals that are hard to pronounce. If you google these chemicals, you’ll quickly find out that most, if not all of them, are very carcinogenic.

Many times, these chemical concoctions irritate our skin and make us feel bad.

There are various “mascara” products on the market that claim to have less nasty ingredients and more wholesome ingredients, such as plant-derived oils. However, to find such products you may have to look farther than your nearest drugstore.

Sometimes drugstores do carry makeup products that claim to have more wholesome lists of ingredients. If a place near you does not carry such products, it would be wise to shop around online.

Some “healthy” mascara products are more wholesome than others. When shopping for these types of products you have to be sure to look at the ingredients list. Some “healthy” makeup products claim to be good for you but still have undesirable ingredients.

There are various DIY recipes online that tell you how to make healthy mascara. These recipes usually include wholesome, plant-based ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera gel, beeswax and activated charcoal.

Many of these healthy DIY recipes have very, very few ingredients compared to the mainstream, chemical cocktails that you find in the common drugstore.

Condition Your Eyelashes

Conditioning your eyelashes doesn’t hurt when it comes to making your eyelashes look longer. Again, it is a pretty good idea to do this using natural, plant-based oils as mentioned above.

So, these are seven ways to make your eyelashes longer without mascara. I wish you luck with your eyelashes and all of your beauty pursuits!

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