The best eyebrow growth serums aren’t what you’d expect
Eyebrows are so hot right now — and not just the Instagram brow. The bigger the better! Give me ten minutes with an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and I can take my already robust brows and make them the envy of Cara Delevingne. But if you suffered through the ’90s, tweezers in hand, the brow craze may be a bit of a sore point. We can’t go back and forcibly stop you from tweezing off your brows, but we’ve got a dermatologist’s advice on the best eyebrow growth serums to try.
How to grow your eyebrows
Dr. Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, gave us the details on the best eyebrow growth serums. Surprisingly, even though brows have been back in for a good five years now, Dr. Zeichner says, “There are no products I know of that are specifically FDA-approved for eyebrow hair growth.”
But that doesn’t mean there are no clinical options for growing out your brows. “We do use products approved for hair growth in other places like the scalp or the eyelashes in the eyebrows” says Dr. Zeichner. Products like Rogaine or Latisse are helpful in growing your hair and eyelashes, and, he says, they can be used for eyebrows too.
Naturally the best eyebrow growth serums
But what about babes who want a more natural approach to growing out those brows? Dr. Zeichner says “Many people use products like castor oil as a hair conditioning agent that may help enhance eyebrow growth as well.”
I’ve tried the castor oil method myself and although people swear by it, it just did not work for me. Although, to be fair, I didn’t give it all that long of a try because applying the stuff to my brows made me break out in a rashy spree of acne all around my eyebrows.
This eyebrow concealer trick may beef up their appearance, though.
Brow care for days
Dr. Zeichner says that it’s more than just applying the best eyebrow growth serums, it’s about taking good care of the brow hair you do have. “Make sure to condition the eyebrows, don’t overly pluck, color, or process them.” This means no more eyebrow tinting! He says that this helps to reduce the inflammation in the skin, which allows your eyebrow hair follicles to be their best selves and keep growing. “Keeping the hair itself in as good condition as possible will allow it remain healthy and prevent breakage” finished Dr. Zeichner.
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