Long, full, and thick eyelashes are often what we think about when we talk about our ideal lashes. Amazing lashes are something many of us dream about because it makes our eyes stand out and add to our overall appearance. With so many options out there people don’t realize that sometimes these products that promise to deliver results actually end up harming what ever lashes we do have.
If you have found yourself using those pesky synthetic lashes with the glue you know how frustrating it can be to apply them, and worse, how painful it can be to remove them. While they do make our lashes look fuller and overall a gorgeous appearance have you noticed how much of our own precious lashes they take with them when we take them off? Or maybe you have worn too much mascara and it is sadly diminishing your precious lashes. Ever wonder if they’ll ever grow back, and if so, how long will that take? The good news is that eyelashes do indeed grow back but it is a slow process. Like normal hair growth, eyelashes are no different, they can grow within a month but for some it may take up to half a year (talk about a long wait!).
In a typical eyelash growth cycle there are three phases : the anagen phase, the catagen phase, and telogen phase (or growth, transition, and resting phases). In the growth phase your eyelashes are growing and each at its own length. This process can take anywhere between a month to a month and a half. This can seem like an eternity when you are wanting to look your best. Eyelash growth all depends on your health and lifestyle. Factors such as disease, sickness, or decreased health and poor dietary lifestyle can put a damper on their growth rate. In the transition phase your eyelashes stop growing and your hair follicle decreases. The tricky part is if you eyelash falls off during this phase it cannot grow back right away because it needs to complete the cycle. The resting phases is a longer phase because your lashes are basically in place until they fall out (and the cycle restarts). The interesting thing about the eyelash growth cycle is that your lashes are all in a different part of the cycle and therefore it is expected that some of your lashes will fall but when you have harsh products and excess rubbing of lashes (like when you are removing tough eye make-up) this is when you start to see scanty and hard to grow eyelash situation.
Eating right and having the right vitamins in your diet and making some adjustments can really make a difference. Vitamins C and E are especially beneficial for healthy hair growth. These foods include your fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Fueling your body with whole foods will nourish your body and promote healthy growth of hair. It is also a good idea drink plenty of water throughout the day as well.
It is a vicious cycle, we want to look gorgeous so we apply harsh make-up to make ourselves look better only to suffer the repercussions of these products. Our eyelashes suffer but we still want to look beautiful so we continue the cycle. One important way to help your lashes grow again is to give them a break from harsh beauty products. Mascaras that are waterproof are especially tough on lashes. Waterproof mascara is meant to stay on no matter what, and therefore is hard to remove. In the process of removing this stubborn product you are excessively rubbing your lashes and causing them to fall off.
You have probably seen many products in the market or even in commercials boasting the ability to make your lashes grow faster, fuller, and beautiful. What they do is minimize the cycle to help the lashes reach their resting phase quicker. They make it look so easy! What many don’t realize is that some of these products (while giving you fast results) are actually making matters worse for your lashes in the long run. Some even bring about skin issues like burning skin and blocked tear ducts. The list goes on and on. When looking for an eyelash serum be sure to do your research and make sure you are adding a great product that will actually work with your eyelashes.
DermalMD Eyelash Growth Serum is a step above the rest and for many great reasons. This eyelash serum promote eyelash growth so that you can have a long and fuller set of lashes. Our favorite part about this serum is that it safe to use and will not cause your eyes to become irritated. It delivers vitamins, and amino acids for healthy hair growth. With consistent use it will deliver results, and what makes it such a great product is that a little bit of it goes a long way! You can learn more about DermalMD’s Eyelash Growth Serum by clicking here.