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What you should know about lash serums

 Many women are looking for ways to lengthen their eye lashes (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lash envy is definitely a thing. It sounds quite odd but these are facts because eyelashes are a focal part of beauty. The business of eyelash extensions and lifts is growing at a fast pace because everyone wants to have that ideal length. 

I’ve even caught myself staring at luscious lashes even on guys who’ve been naturally blessed with beautiful long lashes. Unfair! I always think.

Meanwhile many of us have experienced hair fall, non-existent lashes and as if that’s not enough, it is so hard to get them to grow. 

Anyway, here’s what you need to know about lash serums before you get your hands on them.

Hair on the lash line is prone to breakage just like any other part of the body. Some of the reasons for hair fall include underlying medical conditions, poor dietary habits, stress and constantly using extensions without taking breaks.

There are a few ways you can accelerate growth and restore them including lash serums and natural remedies. Many people aren’t fans of natural remedies like castor oil or a proper balanced diet because the progress is so slow. That’s why serums have gained popularity over the years.

Before buying one, you need to understand what these magical portions truly are. 

Types of serums

There is prescription and over the counter serums that are sold out there. Some are focused on strengthening your lashes to prevent hair fall and others promote new growth. They both have their perks and side effects depending on the ingredients. Bimatoprost, biotin and vitamins such as Vitamin E are some of the active ingredients in these serums.

How to use them

Following instructions is a key step with lash serums. Read the labels properly to see how long you should apply it for before taking breaks.

First, you should strictly apply on a clean face. This will prevent transfer of bacteria from your face to the application wand, which will contaminate the rest of the serum in the container. The best time to apply the serum is before bed.

Only apply a thin coat on the roots. Some of it could leak into your eyes and cause irritation. You also have to be careful because it can slowly cause unwanted hair growth on other parts of your face.

 Some serums help strengthen your lashes to prevent hair fall and others promote new growth (Photo: Shutterstock)

Do they work?

Yes and no. They actually work because you’ll see significant change within a few months but some people reported that their lashes reverted to how they used to be once they discontinued the treatment. You might be subscribing to a lifelong subscription of lash serums once you start.

Some products might even cause more breakage which completely beats the purpose.

The best thing to do is to buy quality approved serums that have good reviews from genuine customers. You won’t have to deal with the headache of using fake serums which can have horrible side effects.

If you can, consult your doctor before purchasing one incase you’re at risk of having an allergic reaction.

Are there alternatives?

You could also try out Biotin supplements or just stick to natural remedies for hair growth. I personally like castor oil.

Meanwhile, you should also sustain your progress by eating enough fruits and vegetables regularly.

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