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Six Little Known Facts About Eyelashes

Posted on July 18, 2014

For many women, eyelashes are their favorite beauty feature, as with a simple swipe of mascara, it helps to brighten up their eyes. There’s no wonder why the most common eye injury is a jab to the eye with a mascara wand! We tend not to think much about our eyelashes (unless one happens to get in our eye!), so here are some interesting facts about them:

 

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

  1. Only mammals have eyelashes
  2. They have a lifespan of about 90 days
  3. Our lashes are longer in the middle and shorter on the sides
  4. They fall out daily
  5. They have their own glands
  6. They have a high protein count (97% keratin content and 3% water)

Do you have any interesting facts about eyelashes? We would love for you to share them with us on Facebook or Twitter!

 

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