It is said that the eyes are the mirror of the soul. Some people believe that eyes show the person’s real nature. If you want to be positively perceived, take care of their ‘setting’ – your eyelashes. To do it right, you must discover all the lash secrets. Ready?
Eyelashes – Bit of Anatomy
People have 250 lashes on the upper eyelid and 150 lashes on the lower lid. It seems a lot, doesn’t it? Their length ranges from 6 mm to 12 mm. 130 days – an average life span of eyelashes. The numbers may seem random yet they’re not. Lashes play a big role. Hair controls temp on the scalp, eyebrows keep sweat and rain water from dripping down whereas eyelashes protect the eyesight against dust, dirt and water. Nobody likes it when a sand grain gets under the eyelid, causing pain and prickling.
How to Care for Eyelashes?
Lashes are very fragile and prone to all kinds of damage. Diseases, poor diet, stress or wrong care can seriously weaken their condition. Result? Eyelashes fall out, eyelids are red whereas the eyes are irritated. Take care of your lashes to avoid such unpleasant situations. Remember about it during evening and morning care routine, during the day and when you take makeup off. You must know that the cycle of eyelash growth lasts from 60 to 90 days. Their regrowth takes from 4 to 8 weeks.
You can extend the growth phase using suitable products. Eyelash serums are the most popular. They stimulate growth, deliver essential nutrients, reinforce and beautify. Oils (castor or coconut), aloe gel, green tea and eye-area skin massage are equally effective for extending the lash growth phase. Oils, aloe and green tea are rich in vitamins and micronutrients that benefit both lashes and eyelids. The massage increases blood flow to the skin around the eyes, strengthens hair follicles, reduces muscle pressure, swellings and shadows under eyes.
Eyelashes and Eye Makeup & Makeup Removal
Lashes play another important role. They are the symbol of femininity. Beautifully defined, they boost women’s self-confidence. That’s why so many women paint, decorate and extend their eyelashes. Mascaras, eyelash extensions, crystals and other beautifying accessories are growing in popularity. Just remember that eyelash care is as important. Match makeup products and removers to the needs of your skin and eyelashes.