One of the first things we notice about people when me meet them is their eyes. Our eyes communicate in a way that words cannot.
As a little girl, I used to believe that eyelashes somehow had a special power to grant wishes.
I would find an eyelash on my cheek and I would make a wish and blow it away.
Have you ever wished on an eyelash?
Here are some interesting facts about eyelashes.
An lash has a life span of approximately 100 days.
Eyelashes are hair and they fall out naturally from time to time. Like the hair on your head your eyelashes will grow back on their own.
Why do we have lashes?
Eyelashes help protect your eyes. There are many particles in the air, like dust and sand, which can get into your eyes and harm them. Eyelashes help to sweep these particles out of the way.
Eyelashes also help to keep moisture, like sweat or rain, out of your eyes. Their curved shape and the way they are positioned allow them to direct moisture away from your eyes.
Eyelashes act in a way similar to a cat’s whiskers. If something is too close to your face or eyes, your eyelashes can sense it and alert you to possible danger. Your eyelashes help to tell your eyelids when they need to shut to protect the eyes.
Along with your eyebrows and forehead, your eyelashes also help to shield your eyes from the bright light of the sun. They’re not a substitute for sunglasses, but they do help to filter the sunlight that shines in your eyes.
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