Vaseline, a brand of petroleum jelly, provides excellent conditioning and moisturizing for lashes that are dry and brittle. It helps them grow longer, thicker, and stronger. It is also claimed that the moisturizing properties can help the skin around the eyelid stay smooth and supple. The best way to get results from this is to use a cleaned mascara wand to apply the Vaseline to your eyelashes before bed.
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Cleaning Your Mascara Wand
1. Get the mascara off your wand. Grab a paper towel. If you use a soft tissue, it will likely cause more of a mess than you began with. Using your paper towel, dab the bristles of your mascara wand. If there is stubborn mascara clinging for life, gently wiggle your wand back and forth in a folded paper towel. This will also help spread the bristles.
2. Clean your wand. Now, dip your wand in lukewarm water. Let it sit for 2-4 minutes with all of the bristles fully submerged. This loosens any dried mascara that’s on your wand.
3. Use isopropyl alcohol. After you’ve let your wand sit in warm water, there may be some mascara still lodged between the bristles. Soak the bristles in isopropyl alcohol to remove these and to sanitize your wand.
4. Pat dry. Use a paper towel again to gently pat your mascara wand dry. You want the wand to be totally dry before you use it. If you’ve cleaned it ahead of time, store it in a plastic bag to keep it clean and bacteria free.
How long should you soak your mascara wand in lukewarm water when cleaning it?
Part Two of Two:
Remove any makeup. Wash any makeup off of your eyes and lashes. This will help the moisturizing qualities of the Vaseline do its job.
Mix the Vaseline. Using your clean finger, move the top layer of Vaseline around. This will warm it up and make it easier to apply.
Dip your wand in the Vaseline. You want to get a heavy amount of Vaseline on your wand. It has a tendency to clump onto the front of your brush. If this happens, simply use a damp paper towel to help spread it evenly down your wand.
Apply to your upper lashes. Just as if you were applying mascara, apply the Vaseline to your upper lashes. Coat both sides of your lashes thoroughly, making sure not to get any in your eyes. If you wish, you can smudge some of the Vaseline back over your eyelid for smoother skin. If you have sensitive skin, this may cause a reaction so be sure to test it on the back of your hand before doing this.
Apply to your lower lash line. Dip your wand back in the Vaseline. Being careful, once again, to not get the Vaseline in your eyes, apply it to your bottom lashes.
Your lashes will clump together when you apply the Vaseline. However, be careful not to put on too much or it will end up all over your face and sheets. You should use enough to coat your eyelashes evenly in one thin coat.
Let it sit. If you apply this every night, the Vaseline will moisturize your lashes which prevents them from breaking off and falling out prematurely. The conditioning qualities will help prolong the cycle of each eyelash, resulting in thicker and longer lashes.
Wash it off in the morning. When you wake up, wash the Vaseline off. If you have trouble getting the Vaseline off of your eyelashes, try using a cleanser. Because it’s oil based, water might not be enough. Use your regular make-up routine during the day. If you do this consistently, you can see results in as little as three days.
You can use your fingertips but only if your hands are freshly cleaned. Otherwise, you’ll transfer the oils and germs from your hands to your eyes.[
If you don’t have mascara or want your lashes to look naturally long then use Vaseline or if you don’t have Vaseline then you can use lip balm with petroleum jelly.
If you don’t have Vaseline you can use coconut oil.
You can use a cotton bud to put on the Vaseline, if you don’t want to use a mascara wand.
If you don’t have a mascara wand, you can use a clean toothbrush to put on the vaseline. But be careful, don’t hurt your eyes.
Getting Vaseline in your eye or tear duct can cause bacteria to be transferred into the eye, causing discomfort, blurred vision, or an eye infection.
Watch for skin reactions. Some people have allergic reactions to Vaseline; test your skin by applying a bit of it to the back of your hand.
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