How to Stop Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals

Ugh.. you’re tired of being out of shape.

You stumble across that new popular fitness plan, and decided to commit.
This time it’s no sugar, low carbs, and an hour of exercise a day.

Everything goes great on day one. You have the veggie platter for lunch, chicken and veggies for dinner, and you nail your workout. You’re pumped.

A few days later, you begin craving sweets. You tell yourself, “just once won’t hurt.” Next, you crave something greasy. You skip your next workout, order fast food, and binge eat in front of the TV.
Soon, you begin feeling guilty.
You wonder how you’ll stick to your plan, and just like that, you’re back into your old habits.

Sound familiar?

This is one of the four most common ways that people sabotage their fitness goals. Learn to tackle this challenge, as well as three others, to set yourself up for success.

1. Expecting perfection

That one sweet? Not so bad.
The fast food binge? Not great, but manageable.
Letting a few setbacks ruin your fitness plans? Definitely bad.

Don’t expect perfection in following your new diet or workout plan.

Instead, we suggest that you look for progress and allow yourself one cheat meal a week while you learn to create new habits.

2. Expecting too much too soon

Everywhere you turn, fitness ads claim instant success. Results now. One-week weight loss.

In reality, these promises are too good to be true.
If you are unhappy with your current fitness, it likely results from years of bad habits. How can you expect to turn it around quickly?

Start your fitness journey with the right expectations.
There is no instant gratification.
Fitness is a process that takes time, goal setting, and commitment.

3. Focusing on that single big goal

Goals are a tricky thing.
Setting fitness goals is great, but focusing on a single big goal can be paralyzing.

To avoid being paralyzed by your goal, break it down into smaller goals.

Create attainable goals for each day, week, and month.
Then focus on one goal at a time, and create a plan for attaining the goal.
What will your actions be? How often will you take these actions? How will you measure your goal?
When you accomplish a single smaller goal, then set your sights on the next one.

For example, if my overall goal is to lose 30 pounds, my first goal might be to lose one pound a week.
This is a trackable, attainable goal.
To achieve that I plan on working out 3 days a week. After sticking with this plan for two months I might increase my commitment by following the nutrition plan and adding a 4th workout each week.

4. Fixating on what you can’t have

When you begin a new diet, it is easy to focus on the things you can’t have: cookies, chocolate, fast food, and sugar.
The problem is this often makes you want them even more. To counteract this, quit focusing on what you can’t have, and start focusing on what you can have.

At first, you might fell limited by all of your dietary restrictions. However, while searching for tasty, healthy foods, you will soon realize that the list is actually endless. Options include chia seeds, flax seeds, quinoa, amaranth, millet, and more.
There are so many possibilities!

Healthy eating can taste great, and isn’t as hard as it seems.
Just experiment with healthy recipes to find the foods and spices that work for you.
Combine healthy grains, spices, meats, fruits, and veggies for tasty meals that don’t take hours to make and give you great nutritious meals.

How to achieve your fitness goals

OK, enough about sabotaging yourself.

Just like that last point, we don’t want to focus on what not to do. We want to focus on what you should be doing. To wrap things up, here are four ways to think about your fitness goals that improve your chances of success:

  • Work on making progress. There is no perfection; only progress (and the occasional setback!).
  • Have patience. Change takes time. Fitness is a lifestyle, which takes a lifetime to achieve and maintain.
  • Take small steps. Set small achievable goals and tackle them one at a time
  • Focus on the cans. Spend your time and effort on what you can have, and what you can do.

Lastly, enjoy the ride and look at this as a new adventure!

Say Good Bye to Body Acne with These Tips

Summer is around the corner along with the stubborn and frustrating body acne.  Excessive heat, pollution, and dust are skin enemies and cause uninvited acne.

In here, we’re sharing some easy tips and lifestyle habits to fight body acne and get a clearer skin this season:

  • Hydrate, Feel Great! 

This is perhaps the easiest thing one can do for a healthier body and clearer skin. Make water bottle your all-day companion. Start your morning with lots of water and carry a BPA-free water bottle and sip frequently. This will drain the toxins and help you stay hydrated and, in turn, have a happy acne-free body.

  • Mask it, Honey!

Pamper yourself with a honey mask especially when your skin feels dry/tight/itchy. Honey is antibacterial, hydrating and fabulous for balancing skin pH and reducing acne. Your skin will love this treatment.

  • Veggies Please

Junk the junk food and include more veggies. A balance of vitamins and nutrients is all you need for the body skin to glow and feel alive. Make a bowl of rich green veggie salad to get a good dose of vitamins and nutrients. Healthy food helps to lower inflammation in the body and detoxes it gently and deeply.

  • Sugar? Nah!!

Ease up on the sugar. Refined sugar spikes our blood sugar and hormones levels which can lead to acne while also making you gain weight. Sugar triggers the release of insulin in the blood, which further produces acne-causing hormones in the body. So, next time make sure that you watch the sugar content before buying anything at the superstore.

  • No More Dairy

Avoid eating dairy products like cheese, and milk. They are difficult to digest and produce mucus which can block body pores and cause acne.

  • Goodbye Coffee

It might be hard to say goodbye to the coffee initially, but it will help you in the long run. Caffeine dehydrates the skin, ruins sleep, raises stress and the after effect is early aging and even worse skin. Coffee is known to trigger hormonal acne as well.

  • Don’t Forget The Sunscreen!

Sun damage makes the acne worse and extends its stay. Thus it is essential to apply the sunscreen on exposed body parts. It will help skin in so many ways by making you look younger and youthful.

  • Try a Topical Essential Oil Treatment

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. You can add some drops of tea tree, orange, cinnamon or rose oil to ward off acne from your body.     

  • Don’t Pick or Squeeze! 

Last but most important- After all the DIY remedies, try to have patience while the acne is healing. Avoid squeezing them as this will introduce and multiply bacteria’s on other parts of the skin and make the situation even worse.

Along with the above tips, it is highly recommended to wear loose clothes, sleep well and live stress-free. Go out and flaunt your body with confidence and show the world the real you.

Best Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment Tips You Need To Know About!

Do you hate those under eye wrinkles? We all do.

Eye wrinkles appear due to the presence of thin skin around the eye area. You could make use of some natural treatments at home to get rid of these wrinkles. Here are some ideas.

 

  • Sunscreen

A large amount of sun exposure can have an adverse effect on your skin.  When it is too sunny, your face squints naturally, and due to prolonged exposure to the sun, this becomes permanent in the form of wrinkles.

Thus, one way to prevent wrinkles due to the sun is by using a sunscreen cream. It protects your skin from cancer and aging. In fact, you should start using sunscreen as early as possible to prevent future wrinkles.

 

  • Proper skin care

With age, your skin becomes dry and tight. It loses its elasticity and when this happens, over time, you get wrinkles on your skin. In order to prevent that, you should take proper care of your skin right from the onset.

Moisturizers might not be able to prevent wrinkles directly, but they work well to moisturize and hydrate the skin. In turn, the skin stays less dry than usual. It also prevents the skin from tearing and bruising.

 

  • Face yoga

Believe us, face yoga can help you in controlling wrinkles to a large extent. Face yoga is a combination of exercises and relaxation treatment that can help prevent the skin from getting wrinkled too early.

You could try out some simple face yoga exercises and spend 20 minutes to 30 minutes every day to get naturally beautiful skin! Not only does this prevent the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes, but your forehead and cheeks remain fit as well.

 

  • Skin nutrition

While moisturizers and sunscreen lotions will help in the long run, there are a lot of things you can eat to keep your skin in shape. The idea is to infuse as many antioxidants in the body as possible.

This could be achieved by adding a lot of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Antioxidants, in combination with Vitamin A, C and E can keep the skin healthy and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Controlling your diet from an early age can keep the skin nourished.

 

  • Eye massage

There are very few things that can have the same benefits as a good eye massage. The whole point of the massage is to enhance your blood circulation. What this does is basically delivers nutrients and oxygen to the areas around the eyes such that the skin stays fresh and healthy. It is best to apply some light cream and pressure for massaging the eye.

 

  • Face mask

Using a face mask every now and then can also help you treat eye wrinkles. You could choose a suitable combination like a potato-honey mask or brown sugar-milk mask and then apply it on the skin and keep it for 30 minutes before washing it off. 

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Are You Suffering From Lack of Sleep? Try These Trusted Tips!

While most of the people are too lazy to wake up in the mornings, there are people who just cannot sleep even after trying to sleep! Many people suffer from lack of sleep or inability to fall asleep. This is called insomnia in scientific words which can be defined as the disorder of not being able to fall asleep. If you too are targeted by this problem, then no worries, read this article to know what might be not letting you fall asleep and tips to get rid of this. Read on!

Why you are suffering from lack of sleep?

First things first! Before you start researching about how to overcome insomnia, you should be aware of the causes of this acute disorder. Reasons for not being able to sleep are many depending upon an individual’s routine life and diet habits. This disorder most often is developed from combined effects of various factors including psychological and medical issues, spiritual issues (wondering and anxious about the existence of evil spirits), relationship conflicts, busy schedule, and non-acceptance by friends. Another main reason could be a person’s behavioral factors like watching TV excessively before going to bed or physical hyperactivity or a poor sleeping routine.

Tips to follow for getting a sound sleep

  • Try to keep your “worry time” restricted to the mornings

All your works that require decision-making can be managed and done during the daytime. This prevents those problems from sneaking in your mind when you hit the sack!

  • Screens can be turned off

Various screens may it be TVs, laptops or cellphones can be avoided as the light emitted by these devices would disturb a peaceful sleep.

  • Have a bedtime routine

Just like you allocate time for all other activities, allot a time for sleep as well. By doing this for a couple of weeks, you would automatically feel sleepy at your scheduled time.

  • Avoid caffeine

After a tiresome day, a cup of coffee is a big Yes to all of us! But, drinking excessive coffee prevents us from falling asleep. So, limit your coffee intake for a peaceful sleep.

  • Keep your bedroom cool and dark

A cool and dark bedroom promotes a healthy sleep. Open your windows or use AC to keep the atmosphere cooler.

  • Appropriate mattress

Uncomfortable mattresses or bedding is responsible for the lack of sleep. Make sure you wash your mattresses regularly to get rid of the sweat smell.

  • Exercise regularly

Yes, heard right! Studies reveal that aerobic activities improve the quality of sleep. So, exercise in the mornings followed by a fresh fruit juice.

  • Avoid taking naps after 4 PM

Taking a nap after 4 PM will prevent you from falling asleep in the nights. So, cut down those naps.

  • Masturbation before going to bed

Studies reveal that having sex or masturbation can put you to sleep very quickly! It’s not a boring thing to do though unlike rigorous exercises!

  • Avoid intake of alcohol before hitting the sack

Drinking alcohol might disturb your sleep and you’ll end up waking up in the morning with a non-satisfactory sleep!

A Men’s Guide To Wrist Watches: Which Is The Right Pick?

Supposedly, you are in a business meeting or maybe in an interview.
You are confident, well-prepared and wonderfully dressed.
Just before it was going to start, someone asks the time by your watch, and there it is.
A sports watch with a rubber band.

FAIL.

This is how a watch can make or break your look.
Yes, okay, the above scenario might be a bit exaggerated, but we’re sure, you must have understood what we are trying to convey.

When it comes to watches, there is an array of them out there, the only limitation being taste and budget. But, choosing a right watch for your outfit is an art.
A perfect watch should not stand out and catch all the eyes, but rather should just compliment your outfit and be a mere extension of it.

So, how do you select the right watch?

Let’s find out.

  • Just one watch or a range of them?

The first step in order to match your watch with your outfit is to determine your interest level in watches. Do you want just one watch or a range of them?

If you are not too much passionate about watches, and would just like to have one, you should buy a watch which is stylistically neutral – one which will go with almost all your outfits. It can be a simple watch with a plain metal band and a face.

If a leather watch interests you, make sure that you pair it right. A black leather watch will look best with black leather shoes and vice versa.

If you love to have multiple watches, you can explore and experiment a bit around. You can buy a sleek watch for formal meetings, sports watch for a casual look and so on.

 

  • Choose between leather strap and a metal band

Metal bands are more neutral but should go with all the jewelry that you wear. As a matter of fact, men don’t wear a lot of jewelry, so you only need to match it with your belt’s buckle and cufflinks. Thus, pair a silver metal band with silver belt buckle and the likes.

If you are going for a leather watch, it should perfectly match with your shoes and belt.

Thus, choose the one which suits your wardrobe and style.

 

  • Watch dial

The dial of your watch also dictates the style of your watch to an extent. Does it have Roman numeral indices or  numbers?
Roman numerals or stick are found in most of the watches and look formal. On the other hand, the presence of numbers makes it look a bit casual.

Further, more the functionalities and complexities in a watch, the more casual it is.

 

So, Which Watch Is The Right Pick?

The answer to this question is dependent on your taste and budget to an extent. However, to play safe, here are a few pointers which should cover you up:

  • It is easier to match watches with a metal band than with a leather strap. But, then watches with leather strap look more formal and dressier.
  • The colors of your strap and metal band should match with your outfit. As a rule of thumb, colors of all metals in your outfit should match, (and correspondingly, colors of all leather items in your outfit should match as well).
  • The busier and colorful the dial is, the more casual it is.
  • If you are wearing formal shoes, go with a formal looking watch and if you are flaunting sneakers and casual shoes, go for a casual watch.
  • A simple dial with roman or stick indices and a simple leather or metal band stripe would make your watch formal.
  • A watch with a rubber strap and digital interface is a sports watch and should be paired accordingly.

Oatmeal – The Powerhouse of Goodness

Oatmeal, as the name suggests, is made from hulled oat grains which have been grounded or milled.

How often have we come to enjoy a bowl of hot oats and milk in the morning? This is because they are healthy and nutritious.

Furthermore, oats are even useful for the skin.
This makes them a perfect ingredient of face scrubs and the likes.  In general, oatmeal is also known to lower the chances of heart attacks and keeps your blood cholesterol in control.

Ways Oatmeal Benefits You

Oatmeal presents a number of different health benefits when either consumed directly or applied as a skin product. Here are some ways in which oatmeal can be advantageous for you.

  • Oatmeal can hugely reduce the cholesterol level in the body. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, one should consume 3 grams of oatmeal on a regular basis. For better results, you should combine it with fruits containing vitamin C.
  • Oatmeal also works well against skin acne. When it is used as a facial mask, the oatmeal works treats and cleanses your skin well.
  • According to studies, oatmeal also helps you in losing. Since it is high in protein content, consuming a bowl of oatmeal in the morning keeps you satiated for a long time. This, in turn, reduces the fat intake of the body and keeps the metabolism rate high.
  • It has also been found that oatmeal can actually decrease the chances of childhood asthma. According to researchers from across the globe, when a child consumes oats on a regular basis, he or she has lower chances of suffering from asthma or any allergic diseases.
  • Oatmeal can also act as a great moisturizer for the skin. This can be attributed to the high protein and lipid content in these grains. In effect, it helps soften the skin and keeps it hydrated. Add to that, the soothing properties of oatmeal can actually help the skin recover from sunburn.
  • When you are out in those bright sunny days, an oatmeal sunscreen can help you protect the skin from the harmful UV rays and prospective sunburn. 
  • Oatmeal is also known to benefit your hair greatly. It can be used to treat dandruff and prevent hair loss. When mixed with fresh milk and almond milk, and applied on to the hair as a mask, oatmeal can help strengthen the hair roots.

Home Recipes for Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be used to prepare a lot of recipes at home. Read on.

  1. Exfoliating skin mask

Oatmeal can clean your skin and treat your acne. All you need to do is mix some rose water, honey, applesauce and oatmeal. Use this mask on your face for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

  1. Oatmeal mask for oily skin

If you are one of those suffering from an extremely oily skin, an oatmeal mask can help you in the process. Add some cooked oatmeal, honey, and plain yogurt and mix it well. Apply the mixture thoroughly on your face. After 10-15 minutes, wash it off with cold water.

  1. Oatmeal scrub

Oatmeal can also work well as a face scrub. Add one tablespoon of oatmeal, some warm water, and wait till it gets soft. In a circular motion, apply it on your skin in circular motion for best results.

  1. Oatmeal breakfast

If you want to consume oatmeal for breakfast, all you have to do is add it to a bowl of milk, and top it with fruits like apples, almonds, and the likes. This will give you a healthy and filling breakfast option.

Being grateful

During the holiday season and at the beginning of the new year we made the effort and took the time to be thankful and grateful for the people in our lives and all the things we have.

And, although it’s nice to count your blessings on holidays, being thankful throughout the year has tremendous benefits on your quality of life.

In fact, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools we all have access to every day to improve and maintain a happy heart, mind and body.

Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous.
This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth.

Our opportunities are limitless.
And while there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right.

We can lift ourselves and others when we cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude, perhaps one of the noblest of virtues.

An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike.

The topic of gratitude and the benefits of being thankful yields countless articles in medical, mental health and psychology journals; numerous spiritual and religious writings and hundreds of sayings and quips.

All pointed the same direction, offering the same conclusion: Being grateful and thankful positively impacts our physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health, as well as benefiting others.

Here are seven benefits of making gratitude part of your daily life:

  • Gratitude increases physical health.Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains, they are more likely to take care of their health, they exercise more often and are more likely to get regular check-ups with their doctors.
  •  Gratitude decreases stress and PTSD.For decades, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but more recent studies show gratitude may also play a major role in overcoming trauma. Recognizing all you have to be thankful for, even during the worst times of your life, fosters health and happiness.
  • Gratitude improves emotional and mental well-being.Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.The link between gratitude and well-being confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.
  •  Gratitude reduces aggression.Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind.Those who practice gratitude are less likely to retaliate against others, and they express more sensitivity and empathy toward other people.
  •  Grateful people sleep better.Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, so jotting down a few grateful sentiments before bed may you sleep better and longer.
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem.Gratitude increases self-esteem and reduces social comparisons.
    Rather than becoming resentful toward people who have more money or better jobs, grateful people are able to appreciate other people’s accomplishments.
  • Gratitude promotes mental health and strength.For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma.Gratitude was a major contributor to resilience following the terrorist attacks on September 11. Recognizing all you have to be thankful for – even during the worst times of your life – fosters resilience.

We all have the ability and opportunity to adopt an attitude of gratitude.

Of all the possible ways of recalling grateful events, such as writing in a gratitude journal, sending thank-you notes, sharing what you are thankful for with others, etc., just thinking thoughts and saying words of gratitude have immense benefits and are the easiest to do.

Phrases such as, “I’m thankful for” and “I’m grateful for” are used most often.
Other words may include appreciated, indebted, obliged, joyful, happy, pleased, delighted and honored.

When expressing gratitude, it is helpful to include specific details about what you are thankful for and how it made a difference.
An example is, “I am thankful for my car that gets me too and from work and play safely every day.”

Today and each day, simply take a few moments to focus on all that you have, and take the time to say “thank you.”

Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve our satisfaction with life and improve our overall health and well-being.

Why Cutting Calories Could Be Sabotaging Your Health Goals?

One of the many reasons why most of the diets fail is because they ask you to count your calories, weigh your food or remove certain food groups from your diet.

However, even though various diets just don’t mention anything about watching, tracking and counting calories, most people would still believe that they need to reduce their calorie intake if they want to lose weight.

This whole concept of tracking and restricting our calorie intake is so deep-rooted within us that even if we allow ourselves to eat breakfast, we will limit ourselves to consuming a protein bar, a hard-boiled egg or a green juice.

But, here is the truth – calorie restriction would not help you in losing weight, but it backfires. Keeping a rigid check over calorie intake ignores your biological needs, hormonal reactions and blood sugar responses.

Let’s have a quick look at few more such truths related to calorie counting, and what should be done instead.

  • It makes it difficult for you to meet your nutrient needs

We often tend to underestimate the importance of vitamins, fiber, minerals and other nutrients to our well-being.

But, anything that is not visible, doesn’t necessarily mean, that it won’t impact your quality of life in long-term. Let’s understand this with the help of a simple example. Dietary calcium is important for our body functions like blood circulation and muscle control.

For the first 30 years of our life, our body stores excess calcium in bones. After 30, your body stops gaining muscle mass and starts relying on existing calcium storage. Thus, if you don’t consume the right food, your body won’t be able to meet the calcium needs after a certain age, and you will become prone to the risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis.

  • It slows down your metabolism

When you start eating less just to limit your calorie intake, your body switches itself to survival mode and would start breaking down the muscles to release the stored glucose.

Losing muscle mass can have an adverse effect on your body. Further, it can even impact your weight loss goals, as our muscles burn calories 24 x 7, and when you have fewer muscles, they will burn fewer calories.

  • It compromises your brain’s performance

This might not be expected, but once you start cutting your diet, you also start losing your mental edge. This is because our brain runs on glucose, and it needs enough of it to keep working. If you keep yourself hungry, it is only obvious that you won’t be able to work at the top of your capacities.

  • It might give you gallstones

Low-calorie diets of around 800 calories per day can help you in losing the weight, but would also make you prone to the risk of gallstones. In the worst scenario, it might cause abdominal pain and would need surgery.

The bottom line here is to eat right and intake all daily nutrients, after all, at the end, it is your health that matters.

5 Mistakes We All Are Guilty Of Making With Our Contact Lenses

If a research is to be believed, up to 50% contact lens wearers report that they experience dryness which becomes worse on constant staring at a screen.

All thanks to our lifestyle, we do not take proper care of our contact lens the way we should. As per various experts, contact lenses, if not worn the correct way, can trigger various eye issues. Let’s not make that happen.

Here are 5 mistakes all contact lens wear have been guilty of making time and again. Let’s find out.

  • Sleeping in them

No matter, even if you have overnight contacts, sleeping in them time and again can starve the front surface of your eye of oxygen and leave it dry with discomfort, swelling, blurry vision.

A simple scratch on your eye can lead to various serious problems. This is because lens may trap bacteria which can enter in your eye through the scratch and can cause eye inflammation, redness and pain.

As per a recent Australian study, people who sleep in their lenses even for once a week are 6.5 times more prone to severe eye infection when compared to people who wear the lenses only during the day.

  • Showering in them

You should not make your lenses wet as water can make them swell or stick to the eye which can scratch your eye thus, making it easier for the bacteria to enter inside.

Showering with your lenses in can make you prone to a range of vision-threatening diseases. Water from pools, lakes, rivers, showers and the likes may contain various harmful microorganisms which can even lead to permanent loss of vision.

Thus, make it a point to wear swimming goggles before splashing inside a pool.

  • Not cleaning them properly

Cleaning your lenses properly is very important. Even more important is the liquid that you use to clean them with. The right way to apply your lens is after cleaning them thoroughly with freshly washed hands. Next, rub your lenses with a cleaning solution specialized for the lens to remove any mucus, and other secretions.

  • Wearing them past their expiration date

You might want to use your contact lens even after they are expired just out of laziness or just to save money, but this can cost you even more. Using the contact lens for too long can accumulate protein on the lenses or they can even serve as the breeding ground for a range of microorganisms, thus making you prone to long-term vision damage.

  • Ignoring your contact lens case

Your contact lens case is as important as your contact lens. Neglecting it and not keeping it well can lead to serious eye infections. It is highly recommended to clean it daily. All you need to do is rinse your case with a cleaning solution and then let it air dry on a paper towel.

All set? Prevention is always better than cure. Avoid the above-mentioned mistakes while using contact lens and stay safe.

How To Extend The Life Of Your False Eyelashes?

Long eyelashes are every girl’s dream but you have to be very lucky to have them naturally. Thanks to the eternity for the presence of false eyelashes!

False eyelashes not only make your eyes look heavenly but also add to your beauty. However, you need to take proper care of them to make them last for more than two months. Yes, they don’t usually last for long even after being so expensive.

Here are some of the tips through which you can extend the life of your false eyelashes.

  • Know the lifespan of your fake eyelashes

Before talking about care, it’s important to know the average lifespan of your fake eyelashes. Like typically for everything, more the cost, better is the quality and life. The same rule applies to false eyelashes as well. A mediocre quality eyelash will grant you 1 to 2 wears while a little expensive one can last for a few more. The synthetic eyelashes last for about 5 to 8 wears whereas eyelashes made from animal hair can last about 20 to 30 lashes subject to how you take care of them.

  • Removing the old glue

Too much glue on lashes not only makes them look unnatural but also makes it difficult to remove them. This can also make you tear the eyelashes while taking them off. So make sure that you don’t put excessive glue on them. Additionally, first clean the old glue gently with the help of tweezers before wearing them.

  • Avoid excessive mascara or eyeliners

Avoiding mascara and eyeliner over false eyelashes may be asking for too much. But yeah you should definitely try to use them minimally. Excessive use can make your lashes too heavy while also decreasing their life span. You should be careful while applying eyeliner or mascara, thus making sure you don’t end up dirtying your lashes with makeup. You can use tweezers or lash applicators for better results.

  • Cleaning the lashes

Cleaning them is the hardest part. However, this has to be done. Firstly you should remove the glue from the lash band and then soak it in warm water for about 30 seconds. Thereafter, clean the eyelashes with a makeup remover by either soaking them in it or by gently cleaning them with a Q-tip soaked in makeup remover.

  • Storing them

Brush the tangled and crisscrossed lashes before storing them in the container you usually do. Also, if you want to remember how many wears they actually lasted, write down the number of wears over the box every time you put them away. This will help you know if you should continue with the same lashes next time or if it is the time to buy a new pair.

So, how do you take care of your eyelashes? Sound off in the comments below.