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Eyelashes and petroleum jelly

Good Day! I have a friend who recommended me to apply petroleum jelly on my eyelashes as a life hack in lengthening my lashes. however, i only tried it twice and then stop since i doubt if it has a negative effects on my eyes. i would like to ask your suggestions if it is okay to apply petroleum jelly? isn't it dangerous? thank you! Smile
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replied December 2nd, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Petroleum jelly is safe and has no negative effects. However its use for eye lashes growth is a hypothesis which needs to be tested.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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