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Thick beautiful lashes with eyelash serum

The secret to beautiful eyelashes with incredible fullness is an eyelash serum. An effective serum with active ingredients for thicker, longer, fuller lashes. Lashes that get noticed.

A serum gives you longer, thicker lashes with darker colour and a beautiful curve. The serum makes more eyelash hairs grow out. It thickens lashes, prolongs the growth phase, lengthens lashes, prolongs the period before lashes fall out and gives you more lashes.

The innovative and powerful ingredients in the different eyelash serums usually result in longer, denser and stronger eyelashes after 6 to 8 weeks. You can also get the lashes you've been dreaming of.

Applying and using an eyelash serum couldn't be easier. You apply a serum like a normal eyeliner, once a day, at the hair roots of the upper eyelid lashes. Preferably in the evening before you go to bed and you have clean eyelids. One stroke with the brush is enough. Remember to cleanse with a product that does not contain oil, which can prevent the serum from working. Leave it on for a few minutes before using your usual creams and skincare products. That's all it takes. You should see the first results after 6 to 8 weeks, maybe even a little sooner.

What is eyelash serum?

Serums that nourish and grow your eyelash hairs are called lash serums. The serum contains actives that stimulate the growth of lashes, making them longer and thicker.

The secret to the effectiveness of eyelash serums is the actives. Eyelash serums give you natural, strong eyelashes and eliminate the hassle of artificial lashes. That's why so many women love eyelash serums. The lashes you get are natural and completely your own. Even if you choose to use artificial eyelashes, the serum will still be good for you as it strengthens your own lashes.

Most eyelash serums contain vitamin E, B5, keratin and hyaluronic acid. In addition, the serum often contains other actives that strengthen the hair and make them shiny and well-hydrated. Some serums contain the drug prostaglandin, which provides hair with favourable conditions for growth. If you are using a serum with this substance, you should be aware of side effects if you are pregnant or undergoing treatment for your eyes.

This is how you use the lash serum

You apply eyelash serum with an applicator similar to the one you use for liquid eyeliner. The serum is transparent and easy to apply. You should use the serum on cleansed skin, once or twice a day, and apply it along the upper lash line. Feel free to use the serum just before going to bed.

It is important to apply the serum on clean eyelids without make-up and do not cleanse with products containing oil. If you use an oily product, it creates a surface that the serum cannot penetrate. You can use a generous amount of serum to make it look a little wet, but be careful not to get it in your eyes as it can sting a little.

The serum works by penetrating the skin, deep into the roots of the eyelashes and stimulating them. The well-fed follicles grow incredibly long and thick eyelashes in a short time. The lashes also often become darker in colour, creating a beautiful frame around your eyes.

How long is the effect of the serum?

If you use eyelash serum daily, the effect will typically last between 2 and 3 months. You will usually see a noticeable difference in your lashes after 8 weeks of use, but how quickly the serum works varies from person to person. Once you have achieved the desired result, you can maintain the effect by using the serum twice a week.

What happens, if you stop using eyelash serum?

Many people wonder what happens to eyelashes when you stop using serums. Do eyelashes fall off? What happens? In short, yes, over time you will lose your lashes, not because of the serum, but because the lashes are naturally replaced. It happens to everyone and is completely normal. But until that happens, you'll keep the length and thickness.

Is eyelash serum safe?

A serum is generally safe to use. Most eyelash serums use plant-based ingredients. However, you may experience allergic reactions. If you develop redness or irritation around your eyes, consult your doctor and stop using the product.

Some serums use the drug prostaglandin. This is a substance that can cause side effects in pregnant women, eye patients undergoing treatment for cataracts, for example, and patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Always talk to your doctor if you are unsure whether you can use eyelash serum.

Long eyelashes - how to get longer eyelashes 

Why do some women have long eyelashes?
The secret to beautiful, seductive eyelashes is taking good care of your lashes. Take good care of them, use serum and these effective tips and you'll have long lashes that last.
Before you get started, it's good to know a little about how eyelashes grow and their cycle.

This is how fast eyelashes grow

Eyelashes are your natural "accessory" that frame your eyes and are one of the most seductive and feminine things you have. Many women experience eyelashes that break or fall off. But this is actually quite normal, because it's part of the natural growth cycle of eyelashes.

All our hair, including our lashes, is replaced over the course of a year. So even if you suddenly lose all your lashes, for example in a fire, they will grow back, just like any other hair. Overall, it takes between 4 and 8 weeks for an eyelash to fully grow back. This is also why you only see the full effect of eyelash serum after that time.

Take good care of your eyelashes - 5 things to avoid 

Since eyelashes take quite a long time to grow out, it's a shame if you damage your lashes, because it will take 2 months for them to grow back. So, take good care of your lashes! Here are 5 of the most common mistakes that damage eyelashes.

1. You curl your lashes after applying mascara

If you want to curl your lashes, only do it without mascara. Mascara makes the lashes stiffer, which makes it easier for them to break. Therefore, use your eyelash curler before applying mascara. If you're looking for a little extra sway that lasts, you can warm up the eyelash curler with a hairdryer for a minute first.

2. You sleep with mascara

You might not be able to get your mascara off before bedtime. But your lashes don't benefit from it. They're extra vulnerable when they hit the pillow. So take off your mascara and moisturise them with an eyelash serum or use leftover cream and run your fingers over your lashes.

3. You use waterproof mascara

Waterproof mascara is much more durable than regular mascara, but it also causes your lashes to dry out. Then the mascara is also harder to remove again without using an oil-based make-up remover. Because there must be no oil on your lashes if you want to use an eyelash serum. The oil forms a layer that the serum cannot penetrate.

4. You use fake lashes

Artificial lashes are hard on your own lashes. The weight itself can cause eyelashes to break if you use artificial lashes often. So it's a good idea to limit their use to special occasions. If you use artificial lashes often, eyelash serum is essential as it strengthens your lashes, not only in length but also in thickness.

5. You remove your mascara the wrong way

There is a right way to remove mascara and many wrong ones. The best way is to put a cotton pad with make-up remover on your closed eyes for 15 seconds. Repeat twice. You can use an eye make-up remover that is made for the purpose. It softens the mascara so you can remove it with gentle, downward strokes. No rubbing!

3 tips for long lashes 

Great tips for long, lushious lashes: 

1. Use a eyelash curler

Curl your eyelashes in three places, starting inside and working your way out. Right at the eyelid, in the middle of the lash and then 1 to 2 millimetres from the tip. Be careful not to press too hard, as this can cause the lashes to break.

2. Use an eyeliner

Draw all the way down between the lash hairs with a brown, black or grey eye pencil. Afterwards, take a cotton swab and swipe along the lashes, leaving only colour between the hairs. Now you've created the illusion of thicker lashes.

3.Use eyelash serum

Eyelash serums give longer, thicker and natural lashes. The latter is important because these are your own lashes, not artificial ones. But even if you choose to use artificial lashes, you will still benefit from eyelash serum as it makes your lashes stronger.

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