Aging is a gift that some take for granted. Aging should be celebrated and embraced as a privilege not granted to everyone. Many joys of growing older are often ignored because we are focused on physical changes to our bodies.
One change in particular is hair thinning, specifically in eyebrows and eyelashes. Don’t worry, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you maintain beautiful eyebrows and lashes.
This will help to enhance your overall appearance, making you feel more attractive and confident. Keep reading for our recommendations!
Causes of Eyebrow and Eyelash Thinning
Hair growth cycles are often affected by a change in hormones. Estrogen, a hormone that aids in hair growth, declines in women approaching 40. The structures of hair follicles change and slow the production of hair.
Further, collagen provides a foundation for hair follicles. With age, collagen is of limited supply in the body. Lower levels of collagen cause dehydration of hair follicles and can slow the growth of hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows a,s we age.
There are a variety of at-home techniques, supplements, and vitamins that support hair health. Below, we’ve listed the best ingredients for baby boomers and Gen X to consider adding to their beauty regimen:
Castor oil has been used for centuries for a vast array of health reasons. The fatty composition of the oil makes it a great nutrient for moisturizing skin.
Castor oil not only targets deep layers of skin to moisturize dehydrated hair follicles, but it also fights bacteria growth.
Many turn away from oils because they are worried about clogged pores. However, because of its bacteria-fighting properties, castor oil is safe to use and won’t clog pores.
We recommend using 100% cold-pressed castor oil. Using cold-pressed ingredients is important because the oil doesn’t lose any key nutrients during production Lightly swipe some castor oil on the eyebrows and lashes, avoiding the eye, during your night routine to see the long-term effects.
Plus, there are some castor oils out there on the market that are budget-friendly (within the $10-$20 range.)
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega fatty acids are important not only for your diet but also for hair growth! Research shows that omega Fatty Acids 3,6, and 9 are great for hair growth and general hair health.
Incorporating these nutrients into one’s diet is the most common way to get the benefits. Leafy greens, nuts, and fish are the most delicious way to get Omega Fatty Acids into your system, which will help your lash and brow growth. Supplement capsules also provide the necessary amounts as well.
It can be overwhelming to find these vitamins in the store and try them out for yourself. On the beauty market, some serums combine these important ingredients to help support hair health.
Using serums is beneficial because it narrows down your beauty routine steps and makes it easier since all the needed vitamins are in the bottle.
Aside from vitamins and nutrients, there are beauty products and tips that can help accentuate existing sparse hairs and give the illusion of thicker, fuller eyelashes and eyebrows.
We all know that mascara is the go-to product for darker and longer lashes. Next time you buy beauty products, try opting for tubing mascara.
Tubing mascara uses a unique formula to create polymer tubes around each lash to enhance the hold of the product and lengthen the lashes. A plus when using tubing mascara is that it doesn’t smear or flake; it’s perfect for easily irritable eyes!
Brow and Lash Tint
Another way to achieve darker lashes and brows is by tinting them! In addition to adding depth and dimension to your brows, tinting can also add length to the end of the brow, where our hair tends to be finer and lighter. Tinting is also a semi-permanent solution and can last for up to 4 weeks.
You can achieve that defined, bold look with darker lashes and brows, without needing to use makeup every morning.
You might notice that your skin gets more irritable and sensitive as you get older. For brow and lash tint, find a tint with natural ingredients to avoid irritating your skin (especially the skin around the eye area.)
While eyebrow and eyelash thinning may be a natural part of aging, it doesn’t mean you still can’t enhance these features with the help of supplements, tints, and other beauty tips.
After reading this blog, you can now embrace your beauty by incorporating serums, vitamins, and eyebrow tints into your routine.
Now, you can confidently focus on living your best life, without having to worry about your hair or lashes. Thanks for reading!
Jean Smith is a fitness enthusiast and blogger who focuses on fitness and a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about assisting people in living healthier lifestyles and is constantly on the lookout for new and creative methods to stay fit and healthy. Her articles are excellent resources for anyone interested in improving their health and fitness.