Proper Eyelash Care

If you notice your lashes are falling out an an alarming rate, you might be treating them too
You should always handle the area around your eyes gently, especially your eyelashes.

Lash lifesaver tips

Try these tips to keep your eyelashes in good shape:

- When using makeup remover, choose a gentle remover and pat or dab at the lids rather than rubbing or pulling
- Never tug at lashes
- If you use a lash curler, make sure you're not pulling on eyelids at all
- If you want to remove clumps from mascara, do it when the mascara is still wet and easy to comb through
- Throwing away old mascara will also help keep lashes - and eyes - healthy. Otherwise, germs can contaminate the mascara and lead to infections.

Eyelash conditioners
Just like you condition your hair, you need to condition your lashes.

A conditioner can help stop breakage so your lashes look longer in a matter of weeks.

Here is a simple homemade Eyelash conditioner technique:

Using a small amount of petroleum jelly in your two fingers. Run the petroleum jelly in between your thumb and index finger to prepare it for rubbing onto your eyelids and eyelashes.

Rub the petroleum jelly all over your eyelids. Go from your lash line, to your crease. Make sure it is completely covered! Once you have covered the eyelid, move down towards under your eyes, through the outer corners of your eyes. When applying the petroleum jelly under your eyes, go from your water line, to the bone under your eye.

Use the left over petroleum jelly on your finger. Apply it to both your top, and bottom set of eyelashes. Apply it just as you would mascara.

Go to sleep. Sweet dreams about your eyelashes!

Wake up. Go into the bathroom, and look at your beautiful eyelashes! If there is any excess petroleum jelly, wipe it off with a wet and warm wash cloth.

Done! Enjoy your new eyelashes!

Steps to curling eyelashes:

Choosing an eyelash curler can be frustrating, there are many to chose from. My advice is to find one that feels comfortable, the finger holders shouldn't pinch your fingers. Another  important issue to look for is making sure the curler doesn't pinch the skin on your eye.

Insert your lashes into the opened curler and line it up right at your lashline, but not too close that you pinch the skin.

Pinch at the lashline; mostly to grab hold, not to make a crimp.

There are two techniques you can do from here:

Technique #1
Pinch curler at lash line, hold, slowly walk the curler up to the tip of the lashes, pinching the lashes.

Technique #2
Pinch curler at lash line, rotate your wrist so that bottom if the curler goes from pointing at your chin area all the way up towards your forehead. This looks like it hurts but I promise it doesn't. 

Now that the curler is inverted, give lashes an upside-down pinch for about 20seconds. Really squeeze it as tightly as you can (without pulling).

Rotate your hand back to the starting position and carefully open the curler then slide it away from your lashes.

Add a coat or two of mascara.

Hope you found this helpful! 

~ Jennifer