Beautiful, long, healthy eyelashes? Who wouldn’t wish for that? With eyelash serums, beautiful, lush, long lashes are within reach. But what should you consider when choosing an eyelash serum? We provide information on eyelash serums and how to choose the right one!
Before we talk about long, lush eyelashes, let’s discuss the specific mechanics of eyelash growth.
Most people have about 90 to 160 lashes growing on their upper eyelashes. Lashes grow from the stem (the part visible to the eye) and the root.
Like the hair on the head, eyelashes grow in a three-stage cycle.
- The anagen phase (growth phase) lasts 4 to 10 weeks. Approximately 35-40% of upper lashes are in this phase.
- The catagen phase or degradation phase lasts about 15 days.
- The resting phase lasts from 4 to 9 months. Approximately 50% of the lashes are always in the resting phase.
- When the resting phase ends, the lashes fall out, and the cycle begins again. So don’t panic if you see a few lashes on your pillow in the morning. Eyelash shedding is a natural part of the growth cycle. Each lash is in a different stage of its growth cycle, so they do not all fall out at once.
So how long do eyelashes grow? Compared to the growth phase of hair on the scalp (which lasts for years), the growth phase of eyelashes is very short and rarely grows beyond 12 mm. Eyelashes grow an average of 0.12mm to 0.14mm per day.
Why Do Eyelashes Fall Out?
As we have discussed, eyelashes naturally fall out after the telogen phase of the growth cycle. However, depending on how the lashes are handled, they can fall out prematurely. Therefore, the secret to growing lashes faster is encouraging more growth during the anagen phase so the lashes do not break off or fall out. To do this, the lashes must be treated with more care, such as through the use of an eyelash serum.
What Is an Eyelash Serum?
Eyelash serums may not be familiar to you, but they are a way to ensure naturally long eyelashes. Eyelash serums improve the health of your natural eyelashes to achieve fuller, longer lashes. Optimal results from eyelash serums appear after three months, depending on the lash cycle. The eyelash serum should be used once a day.
What Should I Keep In Mind When Purchasing an Eyelash Serum?
Everyone longs for beautiful, long eyelashes. Eyelash serums promote eyelash health and make lashes look fuller and longer. When purchasing eyelash serum, please note the following points:
1) The Ingredients
When purchasing an eyelash serum, it is essential to consider the ingredients. Do the ingredients actually contribute to healthy eyelashes? Does it contain any irritating ingredients? Keep this in mind when purchasing an eyelash serum.
2) Tested and Approved by Ophthalmologists and Dermatologists
This is directly related to the next point. Always check to see if the eyelash serum has been tested and approved by an ophthalmologist or dermatologist. After all, it is used on the eyelash line, so you want to make sure it is safe for the eyes, and for this reason it should be fully tested and approved.
3) Water-based or Oil-based
Is the eyelash serum water-based or oil-based? Water-based eyelash serums are easier and safer to use with contact lenses, eyelash extensions, and eyelash varnish. On the other hand, oil-based eyelash serums are not suitable for use with eyelash extensions. Therefore, keep this in mind when choosing an eyelash serum.
Which eyelash serum do you use to boost the growth of your eyelashes? Let us know in the comments below!