What Do Nuts and Lashes Have to Do With Each Other? Argentinian Women Explain

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Buenos Aires beauties are known for their intense, drop-dead gorgeous eyes (ever seen an Argentine tango?). Turns out the secret to achieving that come-hither gaze may be lurking in your kitchen cupboard. Argentineans condition, soften and strengthen their lashes by dipping an old mascara wand in almond oil and liberally coating their lashes with the nourishing elixir. Almond oil is a rich source of vitamins A, B and E, and because its composition is similar to the natural oil found in a baby’s skin, it’s mild enough to use on the delicate eye area. But if you have oily or acne-prone skin, beware, as “almond oil can be very moisturizing,” cautions Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, codirector of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, DC.

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