Nov 29, 2014

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What You May Not Know About Your Eyelashes

How much time do you spend putting on your eye make-up? In addition to curling your eyelashes and applying mascara, it would probably take up to 30 minutes to do it. Unless, of course, if you are a pro that you can put on make-up while driving a car. Yes, some women are super that way.

If there’s one feature you should focus on, however, the eyelashes should be it. Not only do they make your eyes look sexy, but also offer plenty of benefits.

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For one, they keep debris, dust, sweat and water out of your eyes, ensuring you don’t end up teary eyed every time you step outside the house without your sunnies. Once in a while, however, they fail to do their job as they fall into your eye, making you cry with the sudden pain it brings. For another, they enhance your looks, particularly long lashes. In many cultures, they are considered a sign of beauty, which is why a lot of women would enhance eyelashes by using artificial ones.

But what you may not know is that there is more to lashes than just for aesthetic purposes.

– When you cut your lashes, it will take about five months for it to fully grow back. During that period, growth will happen in three phases: anagen (active growth period), catagen (transitional) and telogen (resting).

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– Upper lashes are almost twice as full as the lower ones, 200 to 300 lashes approximately. This explains why they look fuller than those found in the lower lid.

– Eyelashes have official residents—mites. But they shouldn’t make your cringe, although it is weird to think about, because you actually need them. Demodex, as they are called, are like the janitor of your eyelashes, cleaning the follicles and removing dirt and debris.

– Eyelash styling has been done since 4000 BC. What or how their lash curler and mascara are made of, no one really knows.

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