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Petroleum jelly on eyelashes ?

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Good day! i just wanted to ask from experts if it is advisable to apply petroleum jelly on my eyelashes? a friend recommended me to do that because she said that it is effective based on the life hacks she watched online. Is it okey to do so? is it dangerous? i am still hesitating to do that, i don't want to risk my clear eyesight just to lengthen my eyelashes, but if it is okey to apply it, then why not. i would really appreciate your suggestions. Thank you :)

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replied October 19th, 2017
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern.

Applying petroleum jelly on the eyelashes without any significant dryness will provide no use. It should be applied only if the eyelashes are dry or there is excess dandruff. It can also be applied as part of some antibiotic creams if the aim is just to lengthen the eyelashes then petroleum jelly will only provide lubrication and would not aid the growth of the eyelashes. having said that applying petroleum jelly on the eyelashes would not hinder the eyesight.

wishing you best of health


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