According to an old saying, the eyes are the window to the soul. This is true most of the times. Whatever you see on a person’s eyes – whether it is compassion, love, sincerity, hatred, guilt, or jealousy, whatever it may be – it can be related to the soul. What you see in the eyes could be a person’s personality.
We can also attribute this saying physically. People who use makeups for the eyes, especially women, and those who apply them well, take care of their eyes and value beauty and elegance. Eye shadows are the most common eye makeup because it is easy to apply and eye shadow colors are really catchy. If you will be able to find out the shade for your eyes, you will feel as if your day is already complete.
But aside from eye shadow, mascara is also used to emphasize the eyes. It is not used on the eyes, rather, it is applied on the eyelashes. Black is the most common color of the mascara. By using mascara, you get to enhance your eyes. It is also used for darkening, thickening, lengthening, curling, coloring, and/or define the eyelashes. This cosmetic product is applied by using a brush, rod, or wand.
There are many kinds of mascaras. You can even use a mascara every day, but not the waterproof ones. Waterproof mascaras are too tough to remove. You’ll have to rub hard to remove it completely, having a chance of breaking your eyelashes. So make sure to use it only when there are special occasions.
And just like any other cosmetics, mascara also has ingredients that can be harmful and highly toxic to the human body. Allergic reactions, such as styes and swollen eyelids, are the most common side effects. Even though these effects are not really serious, you should still think about the health risks that mascaras can cause.
But a more serious effect it can cause is the deterioration of your vision, especially if you use it every day and you are not careful and hygienic about how you use it. Make sure you replace months old mascaras because bacteria and fungi can grow and leach on your eyes if you keep reapplying the mascara. I know you do not want this to happen to you.
So if you got worried about these risks, I think it is better if you stop using mascaras. But who would do that especially if you need mascaras so bad that you can’t practically live without it for a day? You got it right. No one. So instead of completely not using a commercially sold mascara that has a lot of unwanted chemicals and ingredients, why not use a homemade all-natural mascara instead?
Homemade all-natural mascara for a healthier eyelashes
Homemade mascara is considered to be a safe alternative for the mascaras you can buy in beauty shops. The use of commercially available mascaras can help women achieve a classic and dramatic look. This also goes for the homemade ones. Aside from the look that you can get, you will also feel at ease, not having to worry about the potential negative impacts that mascaras bought in shops can give you.
The ingredients of this homemade mascara give the same beautifying effect as a commercial mascara without the harmful chemicals. The ingredients in natural mascaras are smudge-proof and since natural, nourish the eyelashes from preventing them to fall off.
Also, the ingredients of your homemade all-natural mascaras can be found anywhere at your house or can be bought at any beauty or health shop. Unlike commercial mascaras, homemade mascaras are relatively cheaper. Aside from being natural, you also get to be thrifty!
To start doing your homemade all-natural mascara, just prepare the needed ingredients and follow the directions. I’m sure that you will not regret doing this!
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 3-4 capsules activated charcoal
- 1/3 teaspoon beeswax
- 1/8 teaspoon bentonite clay
Also, make sure that you have a syringe and a mascara tube.
- Mix the aloe vera gel and beeswax over a double boiler until completely melted
- Once the ingredients are melted and combined, slowly add the activated charcoal while stirring. Add a little at a time and stir vigorously.
- Once done stirring, add the bentonite clay. Stir until combined
- Remove from heat and place in a syringe. This might take a lot of time
- After filling the syringe, transfer the mixture into an empty mascara tube or an airtight container to store. Make sure to wipe off the excess mixture.
- Use with any other mascara you use, dispose of your homemade mascara if you think it has gone bad
And that’s it! It is really easy to do. But just make sure that you are careful in mixing the ingredients so you will not be overdoing it and so that you can achieve the consistency that you want. Remember that the mixture is supposed to be smooth.
The ingredients of this homemade all-natural mascara have a lot of benefits you can get. The aloe vera can help to make your eyelashes nourished. It can also improve the growth of your eyelashes and make them stronger. The activated charcoal is the component that brings out the color of your homemade mascara. It depends on you on how strong the color of your homemade mascara will be. If 3-4 capsules are not enough for you, you can add some more.
The beeswax can make the eyelashes to coat and lengthen. It is the ingredient that helps the eyelashes not to become stiffen. The bentonite clay, on the other hand, helps the mascara to dry after being applied to the lashes.
Those are just some of the benefits of your homemade mascara. Believe Beautonomy should say those are the basic benefits. There are more good effects that you will like and appreciate this masterpiece.
This homemade all-natural mascara dries on the lashes and does not smudge. It will not flake throughout the day and will definitely stay put! Just be sure to keep the lid tight as the mixture will dry out if left open.
We, at Believe Beautonomy, wants you to have fun doing your mascara and enjoy applying it on your eyelashes!