Expert reveals common mistake that could be damaging our lashes

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  • An expert has revealed the common mistake that could be damaging our lashes.

    With lockdown still going strong, all of us have been forced to put our beauty appointments on hold.

    And for some of us those beauty appointments include lash treatments – lifts, curls, extensions – that leave us all with the delicate flutter that we all dream of.

    But now that we’re all stuck in the house, our lashes are missing that regular TLC.

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    So a lash expert has revealed the mistake we might be making when looking after our own lashes and the changes that could help us look after them in the comfort of our own homes.

    Whether you’re used to regular salon treatments or tend to give your lashes low-maintenance at-home TLC, this could be a mistake we’re all making.

    “Vaseline, castor oil, trimming your lashes etc all said to help “grow” lashes will only suffocate your follicles and can make your lashes shorter,” warns Camilla Kirk-Reynolds, lash artist and expert at Camilla Lashes.

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    “Personally, I don’t like growth serums,” she continues, “due to their strength and how they penetrate the body or change the make up of the lashes to something unnatural.

    “Lash growth serums should also never be used with extensions as they change the growth cycle and can create obvious gaps within your lashes”.

    Revealing the easy way we can encourage natural lash growth, Camilla adds, “I much prefer healthier more natural ways to improve your natural lashes.

    “My advice is: a healthy diet as it will always help hair/lash growth and supplements such as Biotin, Selenium and Horse Tail”.

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