Why You Should Be Conditioning Your Lashes

Why You Should Be Conditioning Your Lashes
Katja Rahlwes for Vogue

We’ve given you a bevy of lash-envy inducing tips, from everything you need to know about lash extensions to the best natural mascaras, but there’s one more secret we want to let you in on: why you should be conditioning your lashes. If you thought your skin and hair were the only areas worthy of moisturizing, it’s time you reconsidered.

Read on to find out why and how you should be treating your fluttery fringe!

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    Reason #1: Because Your Lashes Need A Breather

    We’re huge fans of anything that makes our eyes appear bigger, be it eyelash extensions or faux eyelashes, but just like nails,lashes need a breather from time to time. And, just like distressed tresses, bare lashes need conditioning too. Since we’re all about DIY beauty remedies, consider whipping up a natural eyelash conditioner that calls for hydrating ingredients such as coconut oil, vitamin E, and almond oil.

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    Reason #2: To Nail The “No Makeup” Look

    To pull off “no makeup” makeup, you need healthy, supple lashes. Give your lashes a vacay from stress and make them longer with a conditioning lash treatment, like SmartLash Eyelash Enhancer ($30). That way, you can confidently leave the house sans-makeup.

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    Reason #3: Because Your Lashes Need The Help

    Wearing mascara (and not to mention, curling) seven days a week can leave your lashes in desperate need of some moisture. Plus, with toxic ingredients lurking in makeup, your lashes can be left looking brittle and frail. But a hydrating treatment, like Urban Decay’s Lush Lash System ($42), makes the future look bright. The two-step system includes a serum that stimulates keratin—plus, it contains growth peptides and vitamin E for velvety smooth lashes.

    Keep clicking to shop the products in the story and our other must-have lash conditioning serums!

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    SmartLash Eyelash Enhancer ($30)

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    Urban Decay Lush Lash System ($42)

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    SmartLash Eyelash Enhancer ($30)

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    Urban Decay Lush Lash System ($42)

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