Growing lashes means taking care of them. These are the 5 most common reasons why lashes do not grow.

1. Overexposure to the sun. Taking too much sun causes your skin to burn in the sun. Still, your lashes are just as likely to get sunburned. If you plan to be in the sun all day, be sure to wear a hat.

2. Vigorously remove eye makeup. I know how frustrating it can be to remove the mascara that seems to want to smear. But if you really want to grow longer lashes, you will have to be patient. The correct way to remove makeup is to use a cotton ball. Apply it to your favorite makeup remover. Then gently press against your lashes for a few seconds to penetrate and break the mask. Dip a clean cotton ball in lotion and dampen it lightly. Gently clean the mascara with short strokes. Alternatively, you can use olive oil mixed with equal parts of water as an effective mascara remover.

3. Over wash. Washing your lashes exhausts them with natural oils. Over time, this makes your lashes dry, making them brittle and more likely to fall off. The best practice is to use a quality moisturizer after washing your face or removing makeup to help your lashes grow.

4. Eyelash extension. Be very careful with your lashes when applying false lashes. It is a good idea to have them in a salon whenever you can to avoid mishaps. Glue that gets into the eye, accidental removal of eyelashes, and gluing of closed eyes are more common than you think. Ask your stylist for best practices and tips to avoid these mistakes.

5. Chemical exposure. Chlorine in swimming pools is known to dry out hair. That goes for the skin and eyelashes too. I know it is difficult to avoid in summer. Just make sure to keep your skin and lashes hydrated every day and you'll be fine. The best way to lengthen lashes is to avoid damaging them.

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