Eyelashes serve an essential function by preventing dust and debris from entering the eye; however, they are also a focal point in many beauty regimens, drawing attention to the eye. Certain factors, such as age or nutrition, can affect the growth of eyelashes and cause them to become sparse or thin. Longer, thicker and fuller eyelashes are certainly achievable by cosmetics, but growing your own lashes to be thick and full provides a much more natural look. Using nutrition and proper care, it is possible to grow fuller eyelashes for a dramatic accent to your eyes.

Remove all makeup completely every day. Leaving makeup on your eyelashes can cause them to become brittle and prone to breakage. Using a mild cleanser, remove all traces of eye makeup at least once every 24 hours.

Begin taking a multivitamin supplement. Vitamins that promote healthy hair, such as vitamin B, vitamin C and vitamin E, will also help to promote healthy eyelash growth.

Ask your doctor about a prescription medication such as Latisse. This medication is designed to treat hypotrichosis, or sparse eyelashes. Latisse is applied topically to the upper eyelid and results can be seen in eight to 16 weeks.

Avoid rubbing or pulling on your eyelashes through actions such as applying makeup and rubbing your eyes. Eyelashes take up to eight weeks to regrow completely, so losing lashes will leave you with a sparse look for a time.