Eyes love natural remedies. When harsh chemicals and substances come near them, they’ll rebel with pain and a burning sensation. The eyes may even turn red, there may be puffiness around the eyes, and other concerning side effects may occur.
If you’re looking to create longer and fuller looking eyelashes, one proven natural alternative to use is almond oil. Each eyelash has about six months for it to grow before it will fall out on its own. By applying almond oil to the eyelash, it will receive the moisture and nutrients needed to continually encourage growth during the entire lifespan of each lash.
Why Does Almond Oil Work to Help Eyelashes Grow?
Almond oil is filled with several essential nutrients and vitamins that are needed for hair follicles to continue growing and strengthening. This includes calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, and fatty acids. When almond oil is applied in its raw form, there will be a noticeable increase in luster and shine immediately. Then, in 4-6 weeks, there will likely be an increase in length and thickness as well.
Almond oil also helps the lashes because of its smoothing effect. As it nourishes the hair, it will smooth the cuticles from the frays of damage, rubbing, and wear so they can remain strong. This strength also encourages additional growth and it can even extend the lifespan of the lash itself, giving it more overall time to grow.
How to Apply Almond Oil to the Eyelashes for Growth
It is easy to use almond oil to encourage your eyelashes to grow longer and stronger. The first step is to make sure that your eyelashes and skin are as clean as possible. All makeup should be removed. Even if no makeup is being worn, there can be dirt, debris, and skin oils around the eyelashes that may interfere with the almond oil.
Wash with warm soap and water or a non-residue makeup remover.
You’ll then want to drag the almond oil from the cuticle to the end of the lash. Drag your brush or applicator along the lash gently, allowing the oil to seep into the hair and along the base of the eyelash. Be careful not to put the almond oil into the eyes as this can cause irritation, redness, and puffiness for up to 48 hours.
You can apply almond oil during the day as well, but keep in mind that dirt and debris will be attracted to the oil and this can be problematic to the eyes. For this reason, it is typically recommended that all almond oil applications be completed just before bedtime.
How Long Will It Take for the Almond Oil to Work?
If a nightly application is used on your eyelashes, then most people will begin to see results in about 4 weeks. Depending on the damage to the eyelashes and other factors, this amount of time may be shorter or longer.
There is no limit to the amount of time you can apply almond oil to the eyelashes. Many have discovered that nightly applications over months or even years has made a significant difference in the health of their lashes.
Do you use almond oil on your eyelashes? What results have you been able to see?