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The Best Eyebrow Growth Serums to Try Now, Told by a Doctor

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist
Written by Allison

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

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist

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.”

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist

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

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist

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.”

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist

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

The best eyebrow growth serums as told by a dermatologist

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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Allison

Bio: She's a New Orleans based beauty writer, nail polish hoarder, and doughnut enthusiast. When she isn't camping out in her local coffee shop for hours on end, you'll probably find her taking selfies in front of every colorful wall she's ever seen. Follow along on Instagram @allisonmarieschmidt.

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