Nurture Your Eyelashes
Thick, beautiful lashes are something every woman wants, but messing with eyelash extensions? Not so much. Even if you are eyelash-challenged, there are ways to make up for it. Just like the skin under your eyes, your eyelashes need to be nourished and cared for as gently as possible.
General Eyelash Maintenance
There are several small ways to care for your lashes that will make a big difference in their appearance of health. The Do’s and Don’ts of eyelash maintenance:
remove all traces of mascara, shadow and liner with gentle products specially designed for this purpose. Baby oil or a gentle eye makeup remover will easily remove most cosmetic products from the eye area.
go to bed wearing eye makeup! Cosmetics can harden during sleep, causing lashes to weaken or shed. The entire eye area should be gently and thoroughly cleansed before sleeping.
use a light touch of Vaseline every night to condition and moisturize the lashes.
shave, pluck or dye your eyelashes. A little abuse goes a long way, but so does a little tender loving care.
Now that you have the basics of eyelash maintenance, how about making your peepers pop? Even Cleopatra lined her eyes with kohl to give the appearance of long, thick lashes. Some enhancement tips:
use green or blue mascara. Stick with dark brown (for fair eyelashes) or black (for dark eyelashes). Use two coats of mascara for best results, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second.
use an eyelash curler. Press for about ten seconds at the base of your lashes, then press gently in the middle of the lash and the tip. That way, you’ll avoid one big banana curl!
let your mascara clump. Use an eyelash comb after applying mascara to remove clumps and separate the lashes.
put a tiny bit of dark brown or black eyeliner on the outward corners of the lids to enhance the effect of mascara, making your eyes look larger.
apply some eyelash primer before mascara to increase volume. Cover as much of the lash area as you can without allowing the primer to get in your eyes. Allow it to dry, and then apply mascara.
For serious help with skimpy lashes, we offer Latisse® at AlluraDerm MD MedSpa. This FDA-approved product is the only product on the market that treats a condition called hypotrichosis, which causes eyelashes to be noticeably sparse. Latisse® contains an active ingredient called bimatoprost that has been shown to promote eyelash growth. Our clients report darker, longer, fuller and thicker lashes when they use Latisse®, all without the help of false eyelashes or eyelash extensions!