If you’re looking for an easy and effective way on how to grow eyelashes with vaseline, we’ve got you covered. After all, rocking amazing lashes is like having a permanent good hair day!
As you may already know, Vaseline® Jelly is an American brand of petroleum jelly-based products which include plain petroleum jelly and a variety of soaps, cleansers, deodorants, and skin creams. Also known as ‘Wonder Jelly’ vaseline is such a versatile product, possessing a variety of uses for beauty, including your eyelashes.
According to dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D., the older you get, the thinner and drier your hair gets and hair loss becomes more common; a manifestation which affects your lashes as well. So, when it comes to your lashes, vaseline provides excellent conditioning and moisturizing your thin, brittle, and dry lashes. It also helps them grow longer, thicker, and stronger. For more, vaseline helps you make the skin around the eyelid smooth and supple, due to its moisturizing properties.
So, without the need to resign yourself to a life of 15 coats of mascara daily, learn how to grow eyelashes with vaseline by following the steps below:
How to grow eyelashes with vaseline
The best way to get results from vaseline is to apply it to your eyelashes using your clean fingers, a disposable mascara wand or a Q tip. However, if you don’t have a disposable mascara, you can use an old one following these steps:
- Get the mascara off your wand and using a paper towel, dab the bristles of your mascara wand. If there is still stubborn mascara clinging there for life, wiggle your wand back and forth in the folded paper towel. Then, dip your mascara wand in lukewarm water and let it sit for 2-4 minutes. This will soften any dried mascara that’s on your wand.
- If there is still some mascara left between the bristles, soak the wand in isopropyl alcohol. This will also sanitize your wand.
- To dry the mascara wand, use a paper towel by gently patting it on. The wand has to be completely dry before you use it.
- Store your wand in a plastic bag to keep it clean and bacteria free.
1. Clean your face first
The first thing to do first is to remove any trace of makeup off of your eyes and lashes. If you miss this step, you can end up clogging your pores around the eye area and below it, which can lead to breakouts on your skin. This will also help the moisturizing qualities of the Vaseline be more effective.
2. Mix the vaseline
To warm up the vaseline and make it easier to apply to your eyelashes, using your clean finger, mix the top layer of vaseline around.
3. Dip the mascara wand in the vaseline
Get a considerate amount of vaseline with your wand so that you can coat both sides of your eyelashes. If it happens to clump at the top of your wand, use a damp towel to spread it evenly down your wand.
4. Apply to your upper and lower lashes
Before applying vaseline, it is recommended to make a patch test, to make sure there will be no reaction on your sensitive skin. You can test it on the back of your hand and wait for any symptoms. If there is no reaction, you’re good to go!
Apply the vaseline to your eyelashes the same way you apply your mascara. Coat both sides of your lashes thoroughly and make sure not to get any in your eyes. You can also use some of the vaseline back over your eyelid for smoother skin.
After you have finished applying vaseline on your eyelashes, dip your wand back in the vaseline. Now, you’re going to use it on your bottom lashes. Your lashes will clump together when you apply the Vaseline. Be careful with the amount, as too much of it may cause a ‘transparent sticky mess’ all over your face and sheets. So, one thin coat will be enough.
If you repeat this procedure every night, ‘wonder jelly’ will give impressive results on moisturizing your eyelashes, thus preventing them from breaking off and falling out prematurely. The conditioning properties will also help prolong the cycle of each eyelash, resulting in longer and thicker lashes.
4. Wash it off
After you wake up, wash the vaseline off with warm water. Because vaseline is an oil-based product, water may not always be enough to get rid of it. That’s why, if you face any problem removing the jelly off of your eyelashes, use a cleanser.
Remember to be patient! Rome was not built in a day.
Vaseline is not only beneficial for eyelashes, but for hair as well. So, don’t miss this out: Vaseline Uses On Hair And Everything You Need To Know About It
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