Your eyelashes do more than frame your gorgeous eyes; they provide a protective shield against dust and debris. Eyelash care transcends aesthetics — the practice promotes good eye health.[i] You can take an active role in promoting your own health and beauty by following a good care regimen and using quality mascara. These easy steps will help you get started:
Find the Perfect Mascara
Even if you don't have allergies or skin sensitivities, you should use gentle, non-irritating, hypoallergenic products. Mascara makes contact with both your skin and eyes, so you should look for mascara that ophthalmologists and dermatologists have thoroughly reviewed.
Black or raven-colored mascaras (the most popular on the market) suit all shades of skin and hair. Brown or espresso tints are good options for fair-skinned and light-haired women who prefer a more natural look. If you have thin lashes, choose a volumizing mascara.
Don’t forget to search for a good primer to complement your mascara. Primers promote eyelash health and "set" the mascara to prevent flaking and smudges. They also make it easier to apply the mascara and help it stay longer on lashes.
Apply Mascara Perfectly Every Time
First, apply the primer to the upper and lower lashes. Start on the lower lashes, because if you apply mascara to the top lashes first, you might smear it across your eyelid when you look upward to apply mascara to the lower lashes. Start at the base of the hairs and gently move the wand from side to side as you work toward the ends of the hairs, for a thorough coating.
Next, apply mascara in the same fashion, starting with the bottom lashes and then the upper lashes, working from base to ends in a side-to-side motion.
If you tend to get mascara on your eyelids or under your eyes during application, hold a piece of paper under the lashes while you work. The mascara smears will fall on the paper instead of your skin. You can remove any smudges with a cotton swab.
Care for Your Eyelashes
Just like the hair on your head, your eyelashes need regular conditioning. Look for a once-daily conditioner that is approved for use around the eyes. The moisture in the conditioner helps prevent eyelashes from drying out — a common cause of breakage.
Don't rub your eyes when they become tired or itchy, as this can damage your eyelashes as well as your eyes.[ii] Instead, use gentle pressure with a cloth to soothe tired or itchy eyes. Also thoroughly remove eye makeup every evening using a gentle eye makeup remover.
Eyelash curlers can also damage eyelashes, so it's best to reserve these for special occasions. False eyelashes are also harmful because chemicals in the glue can dry your lashes, and removing the falsies often rips out the natural hairs.
Any new eyelash care routine you begin can take four to eight weeks to show results, so be patient!
About RevitaLash Cosmetics
RevitaLash Cosmetics offers a complete line of beautification products, including quality conditioners and makeup for eyebrows and eyelashes. Ophthalmologists and dermatologists have reviewed the eyelash conditioners and eye mascaras for safety, and they are hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Mascaras come in popular Raven (black) and Espresso (brown) tints to suit all skin and hair tones.