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Eyelashes, the hair that grows from the tips of the eyelids, protect your eye from hazards by making you blink if something gets too close. In addition, long eyelashes are a universal symbol of beauty. Women, who generally covet longer lashes, typically have shorter ones than men. Many products, such as mascara and fake eyelashes, will make your eyelashes look longer. Other cosmetics promise to stimulate eyelashes. But if you want your eyelashes to grow naturally, you can try a few age-old tricks.

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Improve your diet to grow longer eyelashes naturally. Without proper nutrition, your body will cease to grow hair, fingernails and even eyelashes. Likewise, anything that makes your hair grow also will help your eyelashes grow.

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Apply natural lubricants, such as olive oil or petroleum jelly, to your eyelashes to make them strong. Put the product on your eyelashes at night and wash it off in the morning.

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Apply vitamin E oil to your eyelashes with a clean eyelash brush.

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Brush your lashes regularly.


Clean your eyelash brush regularly to prevent eye infection.


Don't be impatient. Keep in mind that eyelashes are the slowest growing hairs on the body.

About the Author

Andrea Hermitt

Andrea Hermitt is an artist and writer who loves to research and write about new things. She's been a content writer since 2000, contributing to, the blog Notes From A Homeschooling Mom and other online publications. Hermitt has a Bachelor of Arts in fine art and English from the State University of New York at Albany.