These days mascaras have taken an important place in a girl’s makeup regime. Once you get hold of using it, it becomes your everyday essential. Same happened with me. My mascara and I share a love-hate kind of relationship. I love how it lifts up my eyelashes, make them appear voluminous and thick. But on the other hand, I hate how badly it affects my eyes and eyelashes. In this post I’m going to discuss what mascara does to eyes when not used properly.
When I started using mascara I loved it and that’s why I used it on and on daily. It was a washable mascara but water resistant which is bit less harmful than waterproof ones. Removing it from eyes was a pain. I used coconut oil soaked in a cotton ball/pad to remove it. After using it just for a week, I noticed my eyelashes were getting thinner and what most shocking was they were losing their natural black color. It seemed like I had no eyelashes. It hurt my eyes too with a stingy sensation. Before getting a mascara I used to follow a skin care regime and used castor oil on my eyelashes every night. This made my brows and lashes thicker and longer but my carelessness ruined my efforts. It wasn’t just my mascara’s fault but mine too so I figured out my own ways to use mascara and maintain my lashes both at the same time. These were the ways which helped me revive my lashes:
» First of all I limited my use of mascara from daily to just every other day. That helps a lot.
» If you’re using a waterproof one, just keep it for special occasions where you have no other choice but for daily use, choose a strengthening or washable mascara.
» Whatever mascara you own even a clear one, ALWAYS take it off by a gentle eye makeup remover or use olive oil, coconut oil to remove it. Remember to not be harsh and take your time.
» Follow an eye care routine to strengthen and moisturize eyelashes. Know about it HERE and HERE.
» Apply from root to tips and wait till the coat dries for an another. Don’t keep on coating more and more of mascara as it will lead to clumping and serious damage to eyelashes and eyes.
» Don’t forget to look at ingredients before purchasing it. Avoid these ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Bronopol, Parabens, Aluminum Powder, Retinyl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine.
» Clear mascara is a safer choice. They not only make your eyes look natural, but well groomed and neat too.
» If you want to grow your eyelashes really fast, then you can try Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner which claims to grow your lashes between 3-10 weeks!
These were the steps that can be taken to avoid more damages to lashes. I incorporate most of them and now my lashes are getting back to their original healthy form. Have you experienced any damaging effects of mascara? Tell me in the comments below! 🙂