Are you one of the millions of woman who suffers from thin eyelashes are sparse brows? Have you started to see white hairs appear? Do you spend precious time and money hiding the fact that mother nature has not been so kind? Sparse areas are a prevalent issue and are one of the signs of aging.
The excellent news, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, helps your lashes and brows look fuller and thicker. This peptide is quickly becoming the darling of the anti-aging skincare world. Unlike other peptides, it plays a dual role. They are working not just for the skin but also for the eyelashes and eyebrows. Both of which can become thin to almost non-existent as we age.
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 helps those sparse lashes and brows look thicker and fuller. As we grow older, the signs of aging on our faces come from two primary sources. The first is our genetics. We can estimate when we will start to age based on how our mothers and fathers aged. But, unfortunately, very little can be done to combat this process.
However, the other source of aging, environmental factors, can be fought. This is where Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 comes in. It is specially formulated to target the most severe signs of aging at their source. Nourishing eyelashes and eyebrows at their base with essential peptides are needed to be healthy. Thus, attacking the cause of aging at the source.
Antioxidants for Healthy Lashes
One of the primary roles of Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 is an antioxidant. Like all antioxidants, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 aims to protect the skin from free radicals that can harm. Free radicals are a result of too much sun exposure or encountering environmental pollutants.
These free radicals harm individual skin cells, but their real danger is that they can cause premature aging. This is because free radicals cause these harmful cells to start multiplying rapidly if unchecked.
It not only protects skin cells from antioxidants but also helps to neutralize them. As a result, the face can begin to be healthy again. That's why it is one of the most beneficial antioxidants on the market.
The added fullness is why this ingredient is often included in eyelash lengthening and strengthening serums. It provides the nutrients that the hairs need to stay healthy and grow longer and more quickly.
The basic building block of every cell in our bodies is protein. Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 delivers these proteins directly to the areas of the face where they are most needed.
If you have sparse eyelashes and eyebrows, the protein in this ingredient can help soften those areas to look thicker and fuller.
Make a Lash & Brow Enhancer
In just 5 minutes, you can make your own Eyelash and Brow Serum. You can use our Ultra Hyaluronic Acid or try the recipe using aloe, rosewater, or hydrosol. The peptides are water-soluble. Add in the desired amount of peptides and shake. Pour into a vial with a wand that has a brush at the end for easy application.
There is one thing that can instantly make your look go from acceptable to dazzling, and that is long, dark eyelashes. Having eyelashes that can flutter will upgrade even a minimal makeup application to something dramatic.
Unfortunately, not too many people are born with these long and luscious lashes. Sure some mascaras claim to plump, darken, lengthen, and everything else, but it isn’t quite the same. Fake lashes or eyelash extensions are other options that you can try. But those aren’t always reliable, or you may not even be able to tolerate the glues.
What is one to do? We are here to tell you that it is possible to get thicker, stronger, longer eyelashes naturally. Yep. You will get the beautiful lashes you desire with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet.
What Causes Thin Eyelashes?
There are quite a few reasons that your eyelashes may not be thick and full. Some of them come down to the luck of the draw, genetically speaking. However, things like aging, medications, vitamin deficiencies, infections, and hormones can play a part. Also, treatments like chemotherapy can cause eyelashes to fall out altogether.
Lashes are delicate. You can also cause them to fall out by rubbing your eyes too hard or too often. Plus, not removing your eye makeup at the end of the day can play a role. So if you are not currently taking your makeup off and washing your face before bed, you should start there.
Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Eyelashes, just like the hair on our heads, need to be cared for. Unfortunately, most people don’t take the time to take care of their lashes, which leaves them looking a little less than stellar.
Try to brush your eyelashes every day because it will increase your circulation. The increase in flow will allow more nutrients to reach the lash follicles. Use a clean mascara brush or an eyelash brush to do a little gentle brushing.
Avoid wearing false lashes daily, as this can be too rough for your existing lashes. Instead, save those falsies for special occasions, and when you wear them, use extreme caution when removing them.
When using your eyelash curler, avoid tugging on the lashes or pulling on them too roughly. It should never be painful when you are curling your lashes. Also, make sure that you are not using old or expired mascara. Avoiding waterproof mascara will help keep your lashes more moisturized.
Now that you know the importance of taking off your eye makeup and how to groom your lashes, you can move on to some of these DIY remedies for improving lash growth:
The Process: Place a drop of olive oil or coconut oil on your eyelid. Using clean and dry fingertips, gently massage the lids along the lash line. Use a circular motion and very light pressure.
Why It Works: On the edge of the eyelids, there are small meibomian glands along the lash line. These glands can get blocked or clogged, leading to decreased circulation to the lash area and other issues. Styes are typical for a person with meibomian gland blockages.
The daily massage of the lashes (along with proper hygiene) will open up the glands, thus improving lash growth.
The Process: Apply one to two drops of castor oil to a cotton swab or clean mascara wand and rub it onto the eyelashes each night before bed. You can add one drop of the essential oil, such as lavender or rosemary if desired. Rinse with lukewarm water upon waking in the morning.
Why it Works: Castor oil is full of fatty acids. These fatty acids help your hair grow thicker and longer because they nourish the hair follicles. In addition, when you add the essential oil, you gain antioxidants, improving circulation, thus enhancing lash growth.
The Process: Heat the coconut oil to a warm but not hot temperature. Gently dip a clean mascara wand or a cotton swab into the oil. Next, gently apply the coconut oil to the eyelashes, similarly to applying mascara before bedtime. (you can combine this with a lash massage!)
Why It Works: Coconut oil has long been known to improve hair growth. The proteins in coconut oil penetrate deeply into the hair shaft. So, when used on the eyelashes, it can make them thicker and fuller. Plus, it darkens them as well, meaning you may not need to use mascara as you progress with this treatment.
The Process: Carefully apply pure non-petroleum jelly to the eyelashes using a cotton swab each night before sleep.
Why It Works: Non-Petroleum Jelly is an excellent emollient, and it will help promote lash growth. It also helps to make the lashes you already have stronger and thicker. You can make your own with this recipe.
The Process: Mix aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, and chamomile infusion. Using a clean mascara wand, apply the mixture to the eyelashes. Wait fifteen minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Why It Works: Aloe Vera contains many vitamins and nutrients that help promote eyelash growth. The lashes will stay moisturized, which means they will be stronger and thicker as well. The jojoba oil adds fatty acids similar to the castor oil, and the chamomile adds antioxidants.
Beautiful Lashes Can Be Yours
As you can see, there is more to having eyelashes than just slapping on some mascara during your makeup routine. If you want to have long and beautiful lashes, you need to take care of them like you do the rest of your body.
Adding proper lash grooming to your beauty regimen may seem like a lot of trouble. But consider how you will feel when you have long, thick, and dark lashes naturally! You may end up ditching your mascara routine altogether. Get the gorgeous lashes you deserve with these DIY tips.
Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 vs. Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16
Both peptides do an astounding job. They help restore keratin that has been lost in the aging process. Consider using both peptides together at a 5% concentration to get the most bang for your buck.
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