We know you LOVE your lashes, but how much do you really know about eyelashes in general? Check out these 7 fun facts that you might not have known…
1. They fall out every day!
We lose on average; one to five lashes each and every day. For each lash you lose, it takes four to eight weeks for a new one to grow to it’s full length.
2. Upper and lower lashes are different
Upper lashes are much longer and fuller than lower lashes. Your upper lash line has about 200 lashes, whereas your lower lid typically only has 100.
3. They have a 3 month life cycle
The lifespan of an eyelash is about 90 days, but varies from person to person.
4. Only mammals have them
The only animals that have eyelashes are Mammals! Animals from the Desert have the longest lashes of all! They’ve evolved that way to keep the dust and sand out of their eyes.
5. They have things living in them
There are tiny mites living at the base of your eyelashes. But don’t freak out! These little critters, called Demodex, actually have your back. When you sleep, they eat the cells shed by your lashes, keeping follicles from getting clogged!
6. Eyelashes are mostly made of protein
Eyelashes are 97% Keratin and 3% Water.
7. Mascara is an American Invention
In 1917, Maybelline created the first ever mascara. It was made from a mixture of black coal and Vaseline. It was an instant hit with women!