5 Things You Never Knew About Eyelashes

5 Things You Never Knew About Eyelashes

Even when you don’t notice it, your eyelashes are doing a lot for your overall eye health. They effectively keep dirt and debris out of your eyes, provide a danger warning, and emphasizes eye beauty! Although you probably knew all this, here are the 5 things that you probably didn’t know about your eyelashes.

Only Mammals Have Them
Have you ever seen a fish, a reptile, or an insect with eyelashes? Probably not. That’s because only mammals have them! For most species, eyelashes perform the same function of keeping dust and debris out of the eyes or perform a similar function to cats’ whiskers.

They’re Mostly Made Of Protein
Eyelashes are mostly made of keratin (protein- 97%) and the rest is just water! Keratin is a natural protein that can be found mostly in hair, skin, nails and even natural silk.

They Never Last More Than 3 Months
A single eyelash never lasts for more than 90 days. They tend to fall out far earlier than that, which is probably why you find them on your cheeks or the nose all the time!

They Have Their Own Glands
Your eyelashes have two different glands called the Moll and Zeis. They help keep bacteria out of your lashes and help to keep follicles unclogged and clean.

They Should Be Cleaned Daily
You should be cleaning your eyelashes daily, especially if you wear makeup or suffer from blepharitis. You can do this simply with water or a gentle makeup remover if you wear makeup. If you suffer from blepharitis, a BlephEx system treatment will help clean the overgrowth of bacteria caused by the condition.

Eyelashes are an important part of your general eye health. Keep your eyelashes and the base of your line in optimal health by getting a BlephEx treatment today. Relieve your dry, itchy, and uncomfortable eyes today by calling Dr. D’Orio Eye Care at 416.656.2020 or 416.661.5555 to set up a professional BlephEx treatment.

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