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How Do I Encourage Eyelash Growth?

Applying a small amount of olive oil to eyelashes at bedtime may promote growth.
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  • Written By: Anna T.
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  • Last Modified Date: 07 April 2014
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There are several different ways in which you may be able to encourage eyelash growth. Some of these include the use of olive oil, petroleum jelly, and vitamin E oil. Regular eyelash brushing may also be helpful. Additionally, there are several products on the market specifically designed to encourage eyelash growth. None of these methods for eyelash growth are proven to work, but it may not be a bad idea to try them because many people claim that they have seen results after using them.

Many people swear by the use of oils, such as olive oil and vitamin E oil, for making their eyelashes grow. Petroleum jelly is also often used for eyelash growth. If you want to try this, you should apply either of the oils or some petroleum jelly to your lashes before you go to bed and then wash it off first thing in the morning. Try not to get any of it in your eyes. These products act as eyelash conditioners, which will strengthen up your lashes over time and help promote growth.

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Another thing you may want to try to do, in addition to using natural conditioners on your eyelashes, is brush them out. You can purchase eyelash brushes at almost any store, either online or offline, that sells beauty products. These brushes are typically inexpensive and easy to use. Brushing out your eyelashes with an eyelash brush at least three times a week may help to stimulate your eyelash hair follicles, which might encourage growth. Many people claim to have success with making their hair grow when they brush it out daily, and the same may hold true for the eyelashes.

There are some products available for sale that claim to help with eyelash growth. Most of these products are expensive, and they may or may not work. If you have tried everything and have not had any luck getting your eyelashes to grow, it might be worth it to try these products. You might also consider thinking about why you need to make your eyelashes grow. If your lashes are coming out in clumps for no apparent reason, you might want to see a doctor. There are certain diseases and illnesses that can cause your eyelash hair, and all other hair on your body, to come out. If that is the case, your lashes may grow back on their own without any outside help if the root problem is treated.

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