Your lashes are positively an eye-catching asset. But sometimes they’re just not as long as we’d like. Eyelash extensions can be expensive, and not everyone is enthusiastic about the hefty price tag. For many, natural is still best. So, how can you grow those shy flutters into long, luxurious lashes?

Cleanse

Always remove your eye makeup before going to bed. Leaving the icky mascara for a long time can cause your lashes to fall out. It’s like leaving your hair spray on overnight. And with our lashes being naturally more fragile, they can thin out pretty easily. Gently wipe your lashes with makeup removers or oils to make sure that there are no makeup residues.

Comb

Combing improves blood flow in the lash area, thereby stimulating hair growth. After making sure that your lashes are squeaky clean, use an old mascara brush to gently comb your lashes. Make sure that the mascara brush is clean, too. You don’t want any nasty clumps on your freshly cleansed peepers.

Use Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has long been known to help strengthen and grow out hair. Simply take a fresh aloe leaf, and squeeze out just enough juice for your eyelashes. Wait for 15 minutes then rinse it off with water. If you’re feeling a little feisty, leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

Green Tea

Green tea promotes hair growth with a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). After steeping green tea on hot water, let it cool and use a cotton swab to apply it to your lower and upper lash lines. Aside from topical application, drinking green tea may also help you grow your lashes, along with many other health benefits.

Oils

Two of the most popular oils used for hair growth are castor oil and coconut oil. Whichever one you choose, make sure that your lashes are well-cleansed and dried before using these oils. Use a cotton swab to apply it on your upper and lower lash lines.

Vitamins B5 and B6

Starting from inside the body is a great way to stimulate hair growth. According to doctors, getting the proper nutrition can speed up the growth of your lashes. Vitamins like B5, B6, and B12 all contribute to beautiful lashes because they nourish hair follicles.  You can find these vitamins in sunflower seeds, peanuts, whole grains, eggs, fish, and meat.

Use a conditioner

If you want to get on the fast lane to growing long lashes, an eyelash conditioner is your new best friend. Eyelash conditioners are like what serums are to your face, and the one we’re currently raving about is Revitalash Advanced. It’s packed with peptides, biotin, and botanicals that make your lashes grow and look more dramatic. This conditioner protects your lashes from breakage, and improves their shine and moisture. Revitalash is a cult-favorite, even Meghan Markle swears by it.