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.
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.
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!