Many women with short or thin lashes are anxious to try products to make their lashes longer and thicker. Having long lashes has become such a big deal that medical professionals have created a name to identify a condition for having not enough or inadequate lashes: hypotrichosis. Fortunately, there are several products that can help women achieve the lashes they desire.
When choosing an eyelash growth product, women should first consider the ingredients that the product contains. It’s best to look for products that contain natural ingredients to reduce potential irritation. Natural sources of ingredients are generally safer for people with sensitive eyes. Natural ingredients are also better for people who wear eyelash extensions and contacts.
It’s also important that people select a product that meets federal or state regulations. Products that have been federally approved are generally safer. In most countries, federally approved products usually undergo extensive testing to ensure that they do not harm potential users.
Each product is applied to the upper eyelid in the same way that a person would apply mascara or liquid liner. Individuals should also be aware that eyelash growth products could have negative side effects. Some of the most common side effects of these products include dry eyes, eye irritation, redness, itching, and in some cases darkening of the eyelids. Some users have also reported dark circles under their eyes and discoloration of the pupil after using an eyelash growth product.
As with any product, there is always a chance that a person will not achieve the results they want. Individuals should research products thoroughly to find the most suitable product. Fortunately, most eyelash growth products promise to deliver results in a matter of days or weeks. Some products even come with a money back guarantee for individuals that do not see results within a few weeks.
Individuals who don’t want to spend a lot of money on eyelash growth products should consider natural remedies for making their eyelashes grow longer. Common remedies include dabbing a small amount of Vaseline® or olive oil on the lashes. Vitamin H, also known as biotin, is another alternative for growing stronger and thicker lashes.