Hands down, your eyelashes define your face! No matter what your eye shape or the colour of eyes is, your lashes accentuate your eyes and draw attention to your face. A face without lashes would look pretty scary, wouldn’t it?

Thus, your lashes command as much attention as your hair and eyebrows get, perhaps even more, and deservedly so.

Here are five home remedies that will make your lashes grow and appear longer, for real.


#1 Apply Castor Oil

Castor Oil for Hair Growth

Castor oil acts to boost your hair growth. It is known to stimulate hair follicles, augmenting the growth of your lashes while killing bacteria at the same time. If you want long and lustrous lashes, castor oil is definitely the thing for you!

All you need to do is to take a clean cotton swab and apply some castor oil on your lashes before going to bed.

Do this regularly for 5-6 weeks, and you’ll soon have long, lustrous lashes to flutter!


#2 Remove your eye makeup properly.

Remove your eye makeup properly.

Getting dolled up is great, but cleansing the makeup off your face is equally important. Makeup residues, if not removed thoroughly, can cause bacterial infection and breakouts. At the end of each day, make it a habit to remove your eye makeup properly. Go over your lashes at least twice using a chemical-free makeup remover and with an extremely gentle hand, to get the mascara off properly.


#3 Massage your eyelids regularly

Massage your eyelids regularly

The most important step for grooming your eyelashes is to give a gentle massage to your eyelids. Not only does it increase the blood circulation, but it also boosts the growth of your eyelashes. With clean fingers and using a few drops of olive oil, massage your lids for about 5 to 7 minutes daily. You’ll see the results within just a few months.


#4 Avoid wearing false lashes too often!

Avoid wearing false lashes too often!

If you love wearing falsies, we’ve got bad news for you. The lash glue acts as poison for your lashes. It makes them brittle, flimsy and vulnerable to breakage. They pluck your real eyelashes out as well. So we’d recommend that you stay away from them as much as possible.


#5 Brush ‘em Lashes!

Brush ‘em Lashes!

If you’re not doing this already, start right away. Your lashes need all the extra care and pampering you can give them. Brush your lashes gently everyday with a clean lash comb or a clean mascara wand. Run the wand through your lashes evenly for best results.