That fantastic new mascara that has your eyes looking dazzling during the day and evening can cause damage to the lashes while you sleep. Not only will mascara cause your lashes to be more brittle when it builds, but it also can cake at the base of the lash and not allow the skin and lash root to breathe.
That spells damage! You can buy your eye makeup remover at a store, but here’s one you can make at home, which also helps your lashes to grow! That’s a second reason to remove makeup. Not only are you preventing damage, but you’re also encouraging long luscious lashes in the process.
These two ingredients are olive oil and castor oil make the perfect natural dissolvent for any difficult-to-remove makeup, including false lashes and their eyelash glue.
Both of these have been used for years for lovely lashes. In fact, you’ll often find references to olive oil for beauty in Roman texts, and it is noted that Cleopatra probably used it too.
① Olive oil is a fantastic makeup remover that won’t dry the eye area either. In fact, it’s so good, and it can remove the toughest caked on, dried out mascara without causing any lash damage.
It won’t dry out the delicate skin around the eyes but instead nourishes it to help prevent wrinkles. It’s also high in the antioxidants vitamin A and E, Omega 3 and six fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory properties. It nourishes the skin around the eyelash and helps nourish the lashes, too.
② Castor oil is also a folk remedy for growing longer lashes. Castor oil is excellent for moisturizing present lashes and stimulating growth. It’s also good to help your hair grow too.
It contains many nutrients that soak into the skin and work from the inside to feed and nourish the hair follicle. It’s also anti-inflammatory. Unlike prescription drugs for longer lashes, there are no side effects.
You Will Need:
** The warmth of the mixture will allow the makeup to melt away even easier, and the heat upon the lash line will stimulate the hair follicles and further encourage eyelash growth.
** Be careful not to rub your fingers in a circular motion as this can stress the eyelashes.
Stimulate Growth for Longer and Thicker Eyelashes:
Use the leftover mixture around the eyes and gently rub along the lash line and over the tips of the lashes as these oils make for a wonderfully deep moisturizer.
With this DIY makeup remover and eyelash enhancer, removing makeup will no longer be the most annoying part of your regime! I always look forward to this task, as the oils are soothing and encourage beautiful lashes!
Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.