How Do Eyelashes Protect Your Eyes?

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Although eyelashes and eyebrows are one of the most visible parts of our bodies, many don’t understand how important they are to us. Nowadays, we treat them purely through the lens of esthetical issues. However, they are fundamental to our protection and much more. Let’s see how eyelashes protect your eyes and why you should take good care of them.

  • How do eyelashes protect your eyes?

Eyelashes work as the first line of defence for your eyes. They protect your eyes from dust, dirt, lint, and debris. Our eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in our bodies, and any debris can have a big negative impact. Therefore, it is essential to keep our eyes as safe and clean as possible, and lashes are essential.

Touching your eyelashes causes an instinctive reaction of blinking, which helps keep the debris away from the eyes. That’s why you probably have trouble keeping your eyes open while putting on contact lenses or applying makeup. Our eyes weren’t designed to apply “foreigner” objects, although it is necessary nowadays.

Always clean and wash your hands before touching your eyes, and avoid touching them, if possible. If you can, avoid wearing fake eyelashes, or at least don’t wear them daily. They prevent your natural lashes from doing their job and can accumulate dust and debris over your eyes.

  • What is the importance of eyebrows?

But if the eyelashes protect our eyes, what are eyebrows needed for? 

The same thing, except that brows protect our eyes differently. While lashes protect us from dirt and debris, brows protect us from our own sweat. Yes, that is right. Observe what happens when you’re sweating a lot.

Brows serve as a natural barrier between sweat and your eyes. Of course, they also prevent water and other liquids from reaching the eyes. 

That’s why you shouldn’t remove a lot of brow hair. Of course, removing some in the name of aesthetics is necessary, but be careful and respect your brows’ natural shape.

The best is to go to estheticians who know what they are doing and can help you achieve the perfect look naturally and with expertise. Luckily, Parlor Beauty Bar can help you with that.

Parlor Beauty Bar is a beauty bar with several years of experience and many professional estheticians which offers several services, including brow and lashes related services. Check their website and schedule your session right now.

  • Why do we blink?

Blinking is essential to clean and refresh your eyes. Besides, it lubricates your eyes, keeping them moist. Normally, a person blinks 10 to 20 times per minute, and although this is involuntary, sometimes it is important to pay attention to your blinking, especially if you’re in a place with a lot of dirt or debris, like the beach.

Remember to blink when you spend a lot of time staring at the screen or book. Maybe even close your eyes for seconds. This process helps maintain your eyes’ health and can help clear your mind.