With lash extension bars popping up everywhere and the explosion of options in the mascara industry long lashes are desired right now! So, what’s the trick? Do I have to run out and get extensions? Absolutely not! I am going to write this article from first had experience and I’ve never had lash extensions. Yes, never. Instead I focused on thickening my lashes and keeping them healthy. Your lashes are just like the hair on your head, when left unconditioned or over stressed they will break and lack volume. If you nourish your lashes and treat them with care your body will naturally produce more lashes! Today I’m sharing five ways to get healthy long lashes.
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Thoroughly Clean Your Lashes
Removing your mascara and the dirt, oil and debris from the day is the first step to healthy lashes. Begin every evening with an oil based cleanser like our YOU·OLOGY Cleansing Stick. It’s made with high quality olive oil which will remove anything on your lashes at night while moisturizing your lashes. Your cleanser needs to be strong enough to remove waterproof mascara but nourishing enough to keep lashes moisturized to prevent brittle lashes.
Replace Your Mascara Every 3-4 Months
Mascara matters. Just like skincare, you must choose a mascara that is filled with elements to protect your lashes. Look for a mascara like our MOODSTRUCK EPIC mascara. You can use just a single coat or layer for a more dramatic effect. If I’m going to be out and about running errands or attending a workout class I’ll opt for a single coat to lengthen and define. If I’m looking for a more dramatic effect then I’ll add a second coat or our MOODSTRUCK EPIC 4D one-step fiber mascara. The key is to ensure you close the mascara tube all the way to eliminate oxygen from getting into the tube and drying out your mascara. Always use the smell test if you are unsure if you should replace it. If it smells like alcohol, then it’s time to replace!
Keep Your Tools in Top Shape
Although I do not use a lash curler, but instead opt for a curling mascara like our EPIC MOODSTRUCK mascara, you will need to keep your wand and eye lash curler in the best condition possible. Cleaning your mascara wand with an antibacterial soap as it starts to get clumpy will extend the life of your mascara. Also, replace the pads on your eye lash curler every few months as well and toss the tool at the end of the year. You need to replace your eyelash curler once a year to ensure it properly works and doesn’t take your lashes off in the process of curling. NEVER use a lash curler without the pads! It can immediately break off your lashes and cause pain.
Start Using a Lash Serum Daily
Begin with an oil cleanser each evening to remove your mascara and finish with a lash serum. You’ll begin using a lash serum daily and then scale back after a month to a few times a week. Our MOODSTRUCK ESTEEM lash serum is made with keratin, peptides and conditioning oils to coat, protect, moisturize and thicken your lashes for proven results in just four weeks. You can check out an article that In Style magazine wrote about the benefits of using the MOODSTRUCK ESTEEM lash serum for a month. It comes in at $42 which is a fraction of the cost of competitors like Neulash (which comes in around $100). In lab tests, participants reported an increase in length by 29%. The proof is the pudding on this one.
Take Your Time
Cleansing and applying product doesn’t need to be a chore. Rushing through tasks like your beauty routine usually ends up with poor results. Set a timer and take a full five minutes to remove your makeup. Every evening lock yourself in the bathroom for 10-15 minutes, put on a little music or a motivational video and work through thoroughly cleansing, moisturizing and then adding serum to those lashes. I promise you will see not only a physical difference but a mental change. I used to rush through everything in life - work, home, family, chores and all it left me with was a feeling of being empty. Now, by mindfully taking my time I’m able to enjoy the process and it leads to better results. Set an alarm on your phone for the same time everyday to remove your makeup and give yourself 10-15 minutes of self care and love!
Single Coat Using our MOODSTRUCK Epic Mascara