How To Grow Your Eyelashes

If you're satisfied with the length of your eyelashes, you can stop reading right now. If, on the other hand, you're like most women who aren't happy with the current state of their lashes, then this post is for you. When it comes to eyelashes, most women complain about their lashes being too short, too straight, or too few. We've Googled "how to grow eyelashes longer," tried some questionable at-home remedies, and driven way too far for a deal on eyelash extensions. Enough is enough.

We've compiled a list of proven ways to achieve longer, stronger, natural eyelashes so you can avoid a long list of articles written by folks who have no clue what they're talking about.

1. Take your makeup off.

While mascara makes your eyelashes look longer, it's the act of removing mascara that actually makes your eyelashes grow longer. I know we've all had nights where washing our face before bed sounds like too much work, so we just sleep with our makeup on—but this is actually doing harm to your eyelashes. Sleeping with dried mascara on doesn't allow your eyelashes to breath, and can lead to natural lash breakage. By taking the time to remove your eye makeup, you're protecting your eyelashes in the long run. While you might miss those extra few minutes of sleep, you'll be thankful when you see how long and healthy your lashes are.

2. Avoid castor oil

We're sure you've heard the opposite, but using castor oil on your eyelashes could actually do more harm than good. There is no scientific research to say that castor oil makes your eyelashes grow longer. In fact, it's normally ingested or used on the skin, but not near the eye area. So while this sounds like a natural miracle product, it's not actually growing your eyelashes at all. As we mentioned above, removing your makeup is crucial for eyelash health. Many women have turned to using coconut oil to remove their eye and face makeup. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, and can do wonders when applied to the eye area. This is a great substitution for castor oil.

3. Massage your eyelids

We know this one sounds funny, but it actually helps. Our eyelashes grow out of hair follicles along our eyelids. Like any hair follicle, lash follicles can become damaged and even stop producing hair. Using your fingertips, or even a clean spoolie, gently massage along your lash line. This will help activate any inactive lash follicles, leading to more overall lash growth. We recommend doing this one alone before bed, because you may get a few weird looks otherwise. (Just take our word for it.)

4. Take vitamins

Many eyelash serums, including LiLash®, contain vitamins and peptides to aid in lash growth. While this is extremely helpful, you can take it one step further. Many woman use Biotin for a variety of reasons, including hair thickening and growth. If you are looking for more lashes overall—or just thicker lashes—Biotin is a great supplement to add into your diet. It's also great for skin and nails—a nice bonus!

5. Use an eyelash serum

Of course, we saved the best for last. LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum is a great way to grow your eyelashes longer. In fact, it's easily the most effective way to achieve your best lashes yet.

LiLash® conditions lash follicles to enhance the length and curl of existing eyelashes. Not only will you see a dramatic difference in those areas, you'll also see more lashes overall as your follicles are being activated. Containing more than just vitamins and peptides, the ingredients in LiLash® work together to create an active eyelash serum.

No matter what you choose, it's important to do your research and collect your information from reliable sources. When it comes to growing your eyelashes longer, there is no better—or safer—way than LiLash® Purified Eyelash Serum.