July 5, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Plus, as we get older, thinning lashes is part of the aging process. The quest for fuller lashes is a beauty asset many women increasingly crave. So, what's the best preventative way to take care of the lashes we have? Dr. Iliana Sweis of the North Shore Center for Plastic Surgery has some suggestions.

North Shore Center for Plastic Surgery

Grow Your Own Lashes. Latisse, the only FDA-approved product for lash growth is prescription treatment is proven to grow eyelashes longer, fuller and darker with 16 weeks of use.
Available only by prescription

Summer heat and hours at the pool or beach can dehydrate the ultra-delicate skin around the eye but SkinMedica's TNS Eye Repair is a favorite among many; this cream hydrates the fragile skin around the eye area, increases firmness and helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
Price $95
Available through licensed physicians and medically supervised spas or online

VIVITÉ Revitalizing Eye Cream reduces the amount of fine lines and wrinkles created in the sensitive areas of your eyes while also helping reduce dark circles.
Price $70
Available through licensed physicians and medically supervised spas or online

Don't curl lashes after using mascara and try not to rub or touch your eyes because these will all make your eyelashes fall out more. Using mascara like Elizabeth Arden's Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara is a multi-dimensional mascara that immediately volumizes, lengthens and curls lashes while enhancing long term lash health with continued use. This clump free, flake free formula protects so lashes appear visibly longer
Price $24
Available at department stores and online

Colorescience "Sunforgettable" Loose Mineral Eyescreen is SPF 30 and helps protect the eye area from dangerous UVA and UVB sun rays while brightening and diffusing discoloration.
Price $20
Available through licensed physicians and luxury spas

Vichy's LiftActiv Serum 10 for Eyes & Lashes lifts eye contour and improves lash shine in just 10 minutes. Derived from hair care technology to fortify eyelashes.
Price $47
Available at Ulta beauty stores in Chicago and online

Philosophy's Just Release Me is a dual-phase oil-free eye makeup remover.
Price $18
Available online

Some basic everyday items you can do is, try to remember to brush your eyelashes; there are tiny combs that you can use to brush your lashes before you put on mascara. Taking care of eyelashes and maintaining them should be a daily routine. Sally Beauty Supply has numerous tools like eyelash brushes which help groom your lashes.
Price $5
Available at Sally Beauty Store, drugstores or online

Bio on Dr. Iliana Sweis:
Sweis is the director of the North Shore Center for Plastic Surgery, Ltd. located in Northbrook, Illinois. She is also Clinical Instructor of Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her clinical appointments include several other hospitals and surgical centers in the Chicago area. In addition, she is a faculty member of Allergan's Physicians Network for Botox Cosmetic. Dr. Sweis focuses her practice exclusively on cosmetic surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, breast augmentation procedures and liposculpture body contouring.

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