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A Buttery Citrus Twist Bread Any Baker Can Pull Off
We’ve teamed up with Miele to share a delicious project for baking pros and newbies alike: a showstopping citrus twist bread ready for breakfast, brunch, and beyond. People often ask me, “What is your absolute favorite treat to bake?” I’ve heard plenty of other bakers bat the question around: “Oh, that’s like trying to pick my favorite child!” But not me. I give the same answer every time: anything made from an enriched dough, all the way. APeople often ask me, “What is your absolute favorite treat to bake?” I’ve heard plenty of other bakers bat the question around: “Oh, that’s like trying to pick my favorite child!” But not me. I give the same answer every time: anything made from an enriched dough, all the way.
Ready for a spooky lash story? During one week in high school, two of my best friends lost some eyelashes in two separate, surprising freak accidents. One of them had her lashes fried off while grilling outside— luckily unhurt but an upsetting turn of events. The other was camping at a music festival and awoke to find that someone had snuck into her tent, snipped off half her lashes with scissors, and left. In the wake of these events, I spent a significant amount of time researching how to help these friends navigate their losses. Faux lashes, eye conditioners, growth products like Latisse. But one unexpected recommendation was pure, simple castor oil.
How to Turn Nearly Any Baking Recipe into a Vegan Baking Recipe
Tips for vegan baking, from egg substitutes to butter swaps to pantry essentials.In 2021, “plant-based” food is hip, smart, and socially responsible, and it’s possible to find not only a really good vegan croissant, but a copycat Levain Bakery cookie. I’m thrilled. But back in 2009, when I first went from vegetarian to vegan, there was little to look forward to in the way of baked goods. I didn’t miss the meat or the mozz, I missed birthday cake, my grandmother’s butter tarts, and banana cream pie.
Castor oil has been used for hair and on the skin for quite a while. It's often included in beauty products, but I hadn't heard that it could be applied to lashes. While my friends mourned their new eyelash-less life and patiently waited for regrowth, I've always pondered: Can castor oil really improve the look of lashes? Not one to take the Internet too seriously, I turned to Board Certified Dermatologist,, to figure out if castor oil works, is safe, and how to use it on lashes.
Does Castor Oil Really Work To Improve Lashes?
"Castor oil has not been scientifically shown to grow eyelash hair," says Dr. Lal. However, just because the data isn't in yet, it doesn't mean castor oil doesn't work. "Castor oil contains a fatty acid called ricinoleic acid, which has been shown to stimulate prostaglandin receptors that can lead to an increase in blood supply to hair follicles promoting hair growth," Dr. Lal says. Products like Latisse, which significantly improve lash growth, are a prostaglandin analog, which might be why castor oil has received lash-improving credits. Whether the oil itself categorically enhances the length, "Castor oil, like many oils is rich in fatty acids and also moisturizes the hair. It likely adds shine and some optical improvement in eyelashes after use," says Dr. Lal.
34 Keto Snacks to Make at Home—or Buy Online
Kill carb cravings fast by having the best keto snacks at the ready. Here's a roundup of keto diet-friendly munchies to buy or make. The post 34 Best Keto Snacks to Make (or Buy Online!) appeared first on Taste of Home.
Is Castor Oil Safe To Use On Lashes?
Whenever you're going to be putting something so close to your eyes, it's always best to exercise caution. "Castor oil must be pure and organic if used," recommends Dr. Lal. If it enters the eye, it can cause irritation or contact dermatitis on the eyelids, Dr. Lal notes. To test your sensitivity, apply a drop to your arm under a bandaid for a few hours to see if you are reactive to the oil.
How Can You Use Castor Oil On Lashes?
To avoid any adverse reaction or irritation, Dr. Lal recommends applying castor oil to the lashline with a very thin paintbrush or a clean mascara wand. If you want to be extra safe, many lash conditioning products list castor oil as an ingredient in tandem with other ingredients, which have undergone extra testing to make sure they are eye-safe. Being consistent with lash products–whether they are from a beauty line or plain castor oil–is key to seeing results. Some lash lengthening products have been shown to darken the irises, says Dr. Lal, which is why, "for patients who want a natural, less risky eyelash serum, I do recommend castor oil."
So there you have it. Whether a stranger has removed your lashes by force at a music festival or you simply want more a more luscious, flirty flutter, castor oil–either in a product or alone–might be your answer. And if any of the eyelash scientists are reading, do us a favor and get that report on castor oil written up and published. Some lash-less ladies need to know.
How to Make Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch .
Berry season is here! Make the most of it and learn how to make strawberry shortcake with your just-picked harvest. The post How to Make Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch appeared first on Reader's Digest Canada.Yes, you can absolutely make a strawberry shortcake any time, but there's no denying that berries picked in May and June are extra special. These sweet and juicy berries make this dessert totally tempting and so enjoyable.