Written by April Reinhardt (last updated February 22, 2021)
One of the many hairs that grow on the body of mammals, an eyelash protects the eye from debris and provides a warning system that something is near the eye. And other than their protective function, long, thick eyelashes have always been a universal symbol of sultry sexiness, in both males and females. Throughout history, both males and females have accentuated their eyelashes cosmetically to enhance their beauty. Even today, that practice holds true. Rock stars and theater performers sometimes go so far as to have false eyelashes permanently set in place, along with tattooed eyeliner.
As with other hair on our bodies, we shed our eyelashes, losing about five each day. They are immediately replaced with new lashes, taking about five weeks to grow to their optimal length. Whether you're male or female, if you find that you have thin or sparse lashes, there are measures that you can take to improve their overall health. Follow these guidelines to attain healthy eyelashes:
As with any other aspect of your body, if you want your health to improve, improve your daily diet for optimal eyelash health. Eat fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and take multivitamins and appropriate supplements.
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