The largest organ in your body is your skin. What goes on outside is equally important as what happens inside. Your good health and your skin’s health are inexorably linked.
On a practical level, we know that! Just eat or drink from something you know you shouldn’t and your skin shows up the next day and screams at you like some kind of deranged witch with a pimple for the middle of your forehead!
Good, healthy skin is home to a vast number of microbes named collectively, the skin microbiome. Scientists tell us to think of this in the same way as gut health.
So, you’ve done it! You spent a good deal of time and not an inconsiderable number of bucks and you now have a brand new, ready-for-prime-time pair of lashes.
Trick is how to care for them.
You have been told that your soap and water, cold cream, facewash and cream-based cleansers are off limits. In fact, you have been warned that water during the first 24 hours is kryptonite, right?
And no, baby shampoo doesn’t cut it. In fact, even an alarming number of foam cleansers purportedly made for the job don’t do it either. They’re just....puff....nothing or worse leave you with dry, tight uncomfortable skin.