Purposes of Eyelashes

Eyelashes have three main purposes! Find out what they are..

We as women spend a great deal of time on making our eyes beautiful, from forming the perfect shape for our eye browns, to arching it just right, to curling, to lengthening our eyelashes.  We do live up to the saying, “the eye is the window to the soul”, and we can’t help but pay attention to our eyes. Besides creating the look to kill, do you ever wonder why we have eyelashes?

I often wonder why we women put ourselves through this “work”, and men didn’t have too. Who in the world invents the eyelash curler and why?  Nowadays, the lashes are so long that’s so ridiculously looking, and what for?

In any case, let’s get back to why we have eyelashes.  They might seem useless at times, but eyelashes actually have three important purposes.

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Protecting Our Eyes

Eyelashes are meant to stop foreign particles from coming in contact with our pupil.  The lashes seal the space between the closed lids, and the eyes to block out dust or other particles, which could cause pain, irritation, and possible infection.

Preventing Measures

If you take a magnifying glass to look at your lashes, you will see that they curved and structured in such a way that help kept moisture or water from getting into the eyes.  Exam your eyes further, you could also see that the curve and the structure of the eyelid is designed to seal the water from entering directly into the eyes, and lead it to flow down on the sides of the face, nose, and eyes.

Guiding Purpose

Do you know that eyelashes are very sensitive?  They are like whiskers on cats, which could detect and calculate distances between the eyes or face.  They could sense if something or someone is very close to the proximity of its environment.  They could also let you know that small insects and particles coming near your face or eyes.

Next time, when you curl those lashes or put on heavy mascara, thank them for protecting your eyes first and foremost!

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20 Responses to “Purposes of Eyelashes”
  1. s j tubrazy Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 9:52 am


  2. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I wear mascara back then but I have this habit of involuntarily wiping my eyes…. So you get the picture? :P This is a good info BC. Another informative write.

  3. GodsGrace Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Good Post

  4. PSingh1990 Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Great post…………….

    thanks for share.


  5. Chris Stonecipher Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This is interesting information. On a side note, I don’t think men care as much about women’s makeup as women do. I think my wife looks beautiful without makeup but she is always worried about go out of the house without it. Blessings, Chris

  6. Eunice Tan Says...

    On September 1, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Nicely witten. I thought the purpose only for beauty.

  7. Inna Tysoe Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Thanks for that.

  8. valli Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Good post.

  9. lillyrose Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Some great points made here! How is it that male humans always seem to have longer more beautiful lashes than women? All the males in my family have great lashes!

  10. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    The simpler, the better. I do think there’s no need to put mascara or to curl the lashes. It’s best left as it is. But that’s just me. :-) Good post!

  11. CA Johnson Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    This was a very interesting article. I only knew that eyelashes protected the eyes, but I didn’t know the other two purposes. Thank you so much for sharing this info with us.

  12. Noeal V Says...

    On September 3, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Nice share

  13. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On September 4, 2010 at 3:57 am

    :) Excellent!

  14. Dee Gold Says...

    On September 4, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I love my eyelashes

  15. papaleng Says...

    On September 4, 2010 at 11:03 am

    really enjoy reading this one. Thanks for the share, BC

  16. webseowriters Says...

    On September 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for sharing

  17. 1hopefulman Says...

    On September 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I have a new appreciation for my eyelashes.

  18. Tarra B Says...

    On September 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Great article! (I took a break from Triond for a while but I am back!) Hope all is well!

  19. mkd1788 Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    nice post…useful post on this World Vision Day..

  20. thresiapaulose Says...

    On October 15, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Hi Boan,
    I always try to comment whenever the article is flashed in my window. Excuse me if you felt otherwise.
    The article about eyelash is really nice with the picture.

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