Some say that the beauty of the eye is highlighted by beautiful long eyelashes, which draw attention to the eyes themselves and provide a frame to them. There is no doubt that most women long to have long, dark eyelashes and that’s why there are so many artificial ways to achieve this. From mascara to false eyelashes, you can buy your bold eyelashes if you like, but here are seven ways of achieving the same effect, naturally – 7 remedies and tips on how to get long eyelashes:

1. Eat healthy for healthy eyelashes

Yes, it’s that “not so well kept” secret again ladies. The key to healthy hair and skin is a healthy diet and your eyelashes are no different. Lashes are made from keratin which is a type of protein, so eating high protein food can help your eyelashes to grow thicker and longer.

2. Olive Oil

One of the easiest tips on how to get long eyelashes is using olive oil – a product from your own kitchen! To help protect and nourish your eyelashes, apply some olive oil with a clean mascara wand every night and wash off in the morning; don’t forget to apply some on your eyebrows as well, if you want to make them grow too.

3. Vitamin E

Try going a little further than just applying olive oil on your eyelashes, create your own DIY Vitamin E eyelash serum: mix one tablespoon of sweet almond oil and one tablespoon of olive oil, squeeze one capsule of liquid vitamin E, pour the mixture into the small container, because you will use it multiple times; dip a Q-tip into the mixture and apply the serum on your lash line. Do this treatment for couple of weeks before going to sleep and see the wonderful difference it makes: stronger, healthier and longer eyelashes!

4. Avoid using fake lashes

Using fake lashes may solve the problem temporarily, but frequent applying and removing of fake eyelashes is believed to harm your natural lashes, so it won’t help in the long run.

5. Don’t leave makeup on too long

Your eyelashes need to breathe, so give them a break from cosmetics as often as you can. Remove eye makeup when you get home and always ensure that it has been removed properly.

6.  How to get long eyelashes? Use castor oil

Castor oil is rich in vitamin E, proteins, nutrients and Omega 6 fatty acids. Castor oil is a little bit harder to find than other oils, depending on where you live, but usually health food stores is the place to go; this wonderful oil has been widely used as a natural remedy for hair growth. Not only castor oil can make your hair grow faster, but it can also have similar effect on your eyelashes! Just apply some castor oil on your eyelashes and eyebrows before going to sleep and in a couple of weeks of doing so, you’ll notice an amazing difference, not only it will promote healthy growth, but it will also make your eyelashes thicker, longer and stronger.

7. Eyelash grooming

One of the easiest tips on how to get long eyelashes is brushing your lashes twice a day with an eyelash brush, it can help promote healthy growth and distributes the natural oils (or oils that you apply) along the whole length of your lashes and a gentle massage will improve the blood supply too.

The best way to promote the growth of your eyelashes is not just a single one of the above in isolation, but a mixture of all of them. Take care of your eyelashes, treat them kindly and alternate between the oils and treatments mentioned and you should soon start to see the difference that it makes.

We hope you find these tips for longer lashes useful.

Feel free to share your own favorite secrets, tips and tricks on how to get long eyelashes in the comment section below.