Vaseline a.k.a. petroleum jelly is the oldest and the most popular cosmetic product used all over the world. Its versatility can be recognized from the fact that it is extensively used in innumerable skin problems and ailments’ including chapped hands or lips, toenail fungus, chest colds, nasal congestion, cracked feet – the list goes on! It is also used as an ingredient in skin lotions and cosmetics.
This wonderful multi-purpose product has one more delightful use in its kitty. Vaseline can actually make your eyelashes grow longer and thicker. Don’t believe me? Then here’s an excerpt of the post at Blog for Beauty (site no longer available)
“We first heard about this trick from a friend who said her mother and aunts applied Vaseline to their eyelashes and eyebrows to make it grow. So we tried it for about 3 weeks. It did not make the actual eyelashes right then grow, but once it fell out and grew out new ones, they were longer. MUCH longer. There’s no scientific reason as to why this works, and we don’t care. It works, it works, it works!”
This craze for long and thick eyelashes is such that girls and women of all ages are constantly trying out all kinds of products and remedies under the sun. Though many claim that castor oil is effective, there is no scientific evidence or data to prove it. Read about it in “Castor oil may not make your eyelashes grow longer”.
So this time around, just try and use the good old Vaseline and see if it makes any difference to your lashes. Personally, I haven’t tried either Vaseline or castor oil on my eyebrows or lashes. My lashes are naturally long and thick, you see. :)