Some fun facts about eyelashes. Eyelashes serve as one purpose to protect the eyes. Opening and closing the eyelids serves to keep the eyes moist. Other purposes of course are to flirt, to wink, to be expressive and for beauty. Kohl a Mascara substances were used on the eyelashes to darken them in 4,000BC .
1.) An eyelash lives about 150 days before it falls out.
2.) Embryos begin to develop their eyelashes around week 18 in pregnancy.
3.) 98% of people have a harmless mite living in their eyelashes.
4.) Vitamin B can help with growing longer eyelashes.
5.) Latisse was first used as a treatment for glaucoma. Now it is used to help grow longer eyelashes. Patients noted the side-effect of their eyelashes growing out longer and thicker while using the medicine.
6.) There are several songs written about eyelashes including the one by Dolly Parton called “False Eyelashes”.
7.) In the show, I Love Lucy, one day Vivian was wearing fake eyelashes… Lucy tore them off and said, “I’m the only one who wears fake eyelashes around here.”
8.) Madarosis is the loss of eyelashes and can occur by diseases such as blepharitis, eyelid trauma, alopecia areata
9.) Blepharitis is the irritation of the lid margin (where eyelashes join the eyelid). Eyelids are red and itching. The skin often becomes flaky. The eyelashes may fall.
10.) Distichiasis is the abnormal growth of lashes from certain areas of the eyelid.
11.) Trichiasis is ingrown eyelashes
12.) Eyelashes may become infested with crab louse parasites
14.) Trichotillomania is a disorder that the sufferer to pulls out scalp hair, eyelashes.
15.) In 2004 the first single eyelash application technique was introduced in Korea.