Facts About Your Eyelashes

Here is some list of facts about your eyelashes:

1. They fall out daily.

Actually, anywhere from one to five will drop out each day. And at three months, an eyelash’s growth cycle is much shorter than the hair on your head — which is one reason why they don’t grow very long.

2. There’s a big difference between your upper and lower lashes.

The hairs on your top lid are much fuller than your lower lashline. In fact, they’re almost twice as full with about 200 to 300 lashes. (Your lower lid has about 100.)

3. They protect your eyes.

Like our eyebrows, the tiny hairs on our lids keep dirt, sweat, water, and other unwanted debris out of the way. Too bad they sometimes fall into your eye themselves, Unfortunately, they sometimes fall into your eye causing a stray hair fall into your eyeball.

4. Lashes grow in three periods.

There’s the anagen phase (active growth period), the catagen phase (transitional period), and the telogen phase (resting period). And at any given time, 90% of your lashes are in the active growth stage where they grow about .16 millimeters a day. So, if you cut your lashes they will grow back… it will just take about five months.

5. The longest eyelash on record was 2.75 inches long.

Actually, it was 6.99 centimeters to be exact. And believe it or not, a guy holds this record. In comparison, the average lash length is about 10 millimeters.

6. They vary in length, too.

The middle lashes are generally much longer than the sides.

7. Tiny mites live in your eyelashes.

But don’t worry — you need them. Called Demodex, they remove dirt and debris and help clean your lash follicles. (A clogged lash follicle can lead to a painful sty, so be thankful for those tiny bugs!)

8. Embryos Have Lashes, Too

The human embryo actually begins developing eyelashes between the 7th to 8th week of pregnancy!

9. Eyelashes Die and Rise Again

It typically takes an eyelash around 45 days to grow, which is why it typically takes over a month for you to see results with eyelash growth products. Once the lashes are done growing, they tend to stick around for around 120 more days and then they fall out and the whole process begins again.

10. Eyelashes Have a Limit

Unlike the hair on our head – which can grow seemingly endlessly – eyelashes have a set limit that differs from person to person.

The only way to extend the length and expand the fullness of your eyelashes is to use eyelash growth products that work. Check out the best ones here!

 

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