Eyelashes are your eyes’ natural defense against dirt and debris, but they’re also a universal symbol of beauty. Many women covet thick, long lashes—thank goodness for mascara and falsies that make it possible even for gals who aren’t so blessed. But if you want your eyelashes to grow naturally, you can try a couple of simple, age-old tricks.

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Believe it or not, your diet may help amp up your lashes. Proper nutrition optimizes growth of fingernails and hair. Eat foods with plenty of healthy fats and protein like wild salmon, seeds, and nuts, as well as vitamin C–rich foods like strawberries and dark leafy greens.

Natural lubricants like olive oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil can strengthen your eyelashes and prevent breakage. Apply them directly with a clean eyelash brush.


  • Clean your eyelash brush regularly to prevent eye infection.