One of the most common complaints among women is that they do not have thick enough or long enough eyelashes. The natural lifecycle of eyelashes causes us to lose up to four lasher per day. In addition, we stand to lose more lashes when when these factors come into play:
- Stress: Just as the hair on your head becomes thinner when you are stressed, your eyelashes do the same.
- Diet: Diets low in protein and high in sugar lead to follicular stress. Sugar causes the follicle to release the hair and the lack of protein prevents it from growing back.
- Mascara Sensitivity: Ironically, the mascara that gives you extra oomph may be the reason you have fewer lashes due to its harsh formula. Next time your tube runs dry, try a natural or mineral formula. We suggest Colorescience’s nourishing formula.
- Old Mascara: Your mascara wand can do more than just make your lashes longer. It can also give you an eye infection. Make sure that you are not using an expired mascara (generally, this means mascaras older than three months). Eyelashes naturally have bacteria on them. As soon as you use a makeup brush on the eyelash or eyelid, the brush is contaminated and bacteria build up. To avoid infections, pay attention to when you start using your mascara and toss it accordingly.
- Improper Makeup Removal: Mascara is harder to remove than mustard on a white blouse. Washing with a gentle cleanser, such as Sothys Bi-Phase, and proper technique is much more effective than a makeup wipe but won’t thin your lash line out.
To combat lash loss, many women turn to lash conditioners. Most lash conditioners on the market have peptide-only based formulas. Though peptides are great for extending the lifespan of your existing lashes, they will not make them grow longer or volumize the lash line. People also seek out prescription lash enhancers. However, the active ingredient in these formulas, bimatoprost, comes with a wide bredth of side effects, including the risk of infection and darkening of the eyelids while using the product. The use of prescription lash enhancers may also permanently darken the iris.
If life were a romantic comedy, this is the scene where Grande Lash sweeps you off your feet. It boasts the price of a simple lash conditioner, yet produces lasting and impressive results. Grande Lash is also considered a safer alternative to prescription lash enhancers.
This is because the Grande Lash contains healthy ingredients such as prostaglandin analogs, which lengthens and volumizes lashes and stimulates hair growth. It is also available in a brow-targeted formula, Grande Brow. Even better, both products contain antimicrobial agents (au revoir eye infections!) and are calendar friendly as it only takes about a month of nightly applications to see results!
With the holiday season right around the corner, instead of wearing falsies to your festive parties, grow your own lashes and show off those designer brows!