Olive Oil for Eyelashes: Benefits and How to Use




A large number of women complain of not having thick, healthy and long eyelashes. If is very difficult to grow eyelashes naturally as they fall-off very easily and the hair follicles around the eyelashes do not receive enough nutrient supply to grow again repeatedly in a natural way. Artificial eyelash extensions are offered by a number of beauty stores however it causes discomfort. Having healthy eyelashes protects the eyes from dust and has many more benefits rather than just beautifying the face.

 Olive oil is known for its ability to improve skin and hair health. Here the use of olive oil as a natural agent for long and thick eyelashes has been indicated.

It also has a number of other uses that includes its use in cosmetics and soaps.

Does Olive Oil Help Eyelashes Grow?

  • Olive oil contains vitamin E and vitamin K that are essential for both skin and hair health.
  • Olive oil has been used for generations to improve hair health and softening of both skin and hair. Hence, eyelashes also being hair would also benefit from olive oil.
  • Olive oil works like petroleum jelly, it is said to moisturise the skin around the eyelashes, improving the health of the follicles hence enhancing the growth of eyelashes.
  • Applying olive oil gently to the area around the eyelashes would also improve the blood circulation in the area which would ultimately improve the nutrient supply, which in turn would reflect on the health of the eyelashes.
  • Lashes fall off naturally and to prevent this, base of the lashes needs to be given some weight. Olive oil provides weight to the base of the eyelashes.

How to Use Olive Oil for Eyelashes:

1. Plain Olive Oil for Eyelashes:

The simple home based method for using olive oil for healthier eyelashes is as follows:

  • Take a mascara wand.
  • Clean and dry the wand before use.
  • Dip the mascara wand in pure olive oil.
  • Apply this to the eyelashes in the same way as mascara.
  • Leave it on overnight.
  • Regular use will improve the density and texture of the eyelashes over a period of time.

The same process can be followed with a Q-tip to apply olive oil on the base of the lashes and the skin around the lashes.

 2. Olive Oil with Vitamin E Oil for Eyelashes:

A combination of olive oil and Vitamin E oil also enhances the eyelashes making them healthy and lustrous.

  • Take a mascara wand.
  • Clean and dry the wand before use.
  • Dip the mascara wand in a mixture of olive and Vitamin E oil, mixed in 70 – 30 quantity.
  • Apply this to the eyelashes in the same way as mascara.
  • Leave it on overnight.
  • Regular use will improve the density and texture of the eyelashes over a period of time.

This process can be continued in a four-week cycle for best results.

Tips and Precautions:

  • Before using this treatment make sure to remove any makeup like mascara, etc. from the eyelashes and the surrounding areas.
  • Care needs to be taken to avoid excess olive oil from being applied as it can enter the eyes and cause irritation. In such a case wash off the eyes with water repeatedly till the irritation goes away.
  • The grade of olive oil used is of utmost importance. Special grade or cosmetic grade olive oil must be used for eyelashes. Using food grade olive oil could result in more harm than good.
  • If olive oil has never been used before it is always recommended to do a patch test before using it on the eyelashes. If you find your skin to be reacting to the olive oil in the patch test then do not use it any further.
  • Avoid any contact with external factors while treating eyelashes with olive oil. Ensure this is done just before going to bed.

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