How to Get Long Eyelashes and Maintain Them

Wondering how to get long eyelashes and maintain them? Read on to find out more…

eyelash maintenance

Eyelash Maintenance


Don’t: Keep old make-up just because you spent a lot of money on it, still have product left in the tube or really like the color.
Do: Be sure to toss out your mascara every three months. Old eye make-up breeds bacteria that can not only irritate your eyes, but also cause conjunctivitis or sties. Eyeliner and eye shadow can last from three months to a year, depending on the type. Liquid and cream liners and shadows should be tossed before powders.

eyelash maintenance care

Don’t sleep with your mascara on!


Don’t: Sleep in your mascara. This can cause irritation, causing you to wake up with red, puffy eyes.
Do: Always remove make-up before going to sleep, no matter how exhausted you are!


Don't pull on your eyelashes

Don’t pull on your eyelashes


Don’t: Pull on your lashes when you remove eye make-up.
Do: Swab a cotton ball with a gentle eye make-up remover, and lightly pat the ball over your eyelid and eyelashes. Repeat until all make-up has dissolved.


Don't apply glue directly to your eyelid

Don’t apply glue directly to your eyelid


Don’t: Apply glue directly to your eyelid when putting on false eyelashes. There is a serious risk of damaging your own eyelid and eyelashes by doing this.
Do: Apply the glue to the strip underneath the false eyelashes, then place the strip on your eyelashes.

Don’t: Reuse false eyelashes.
Do: Throw out falsies when you’re finished with them, and buy a new set when you want to wear them again.

Don’t: Share false eyelashes (or mascara, or any make-up of any kind) with friends. Sharing products is a fast way to spread germs and get infections of the eye.
Do: Use your own falsies, and your own make-up.

Don’t: Neglect regular eyelash maintenance.
Do: Regularly condition your lashes with Vaseline or coconut oil. You can also brush your lashes using an eyelash comb to ensure maximum growth.


Keep those eyelashes healthy

Keep those eyelashes healthy


Don’t: Forget that your lashes are an important part of keeping your eyes healthy.
Do: Develop a routine for taking care of them.

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Video: Eyebrow and Eyelash Maintenance Routine