What do you need to know about your eyelashes?
The upper eyelid averages 150-200 eyelashes, and the lower ones about 50-150. Their average length is 8-12 mm on the upper eyelid and 6-8 mm on the lower one. However, as it turns out, proper hair nutrition can promote its more effective growth, making it longer and thicker.
The life cycle of the eyelashes is 3 to 4 months. During this time, 3 phases follow each other:
- The first phase of intensive growth. It lasts 2 to 3 weeks. During this time, eyelashes grow very intensely and gain volume.
- The next phase is the temporary period during which the hair follicles gradually contract.
- In the last stage, hairs fall out.
After the entire cycle, hair follicles resume their work, and the eyelashes grow. Then the whole cycle starts anew. Each time about 70% of the eyelashes are in the phase of intense growth, so their loss does not cause unsightly spots and is almost imperceptible. If at this stage provide the eyelashes with proper nutrition and proper care, the growth period will be increased, so they will grow longer, stronger and thicker.
Long eyelashes — what can hurt them?
The eyelash condition worsens with age. In older adults, it can be noticed that they are more fragile and prone to breakdowns. However, people often unknowingly contribute to the deterioration of their form. Frequent use of build-up as well as poorly done makeup removal significantly weaken their condition. Moreover, their quality can also be negatively affected by stress, malnutrition and even a history of disease, such as conjunctivitis, thyroid or cancer, which are treated with chemotherapy.
eyelashes can be damaged even if you use mascara for too long. Mascara, which has been open for a long time, carries the risk of eye infection from bacteria breeding on the brush. The longer it is used, the greater the number of pathogens. Therefore, it should be used for a maximum of 6 months.
How to care for eyelashes?
Removing make-up from your eyes is basic care that should not be forgotten. Falling lashes with mascara weakens them. Therefore, it is not necessary to skip this lesson, and it should be carried out correctly. It is forbidden to rub your eyes hard. To do this, you first need to moisten the cotton disc with a makeup remover, then apply it to one eye and wait until the cosmetic product dissolves.
A great way to get long eyelashes is to use appropriate air conditioners. Many products of this type can be found in pharmacies that nourish and stimulate hair to grow intensely.
The most common ingredients in the composition of conditioners:
- vitamin B12 and biotin, which prevent hair loss,
- hyaluronic acid that provides the hair necessary level of hydration,
- glycoproteins that stimulate the function of hair follicles.
Eyelash preparations should also contain panthenol — an ingredient that refreshes and complements the structure of eyelashes, thereby increasing their elasticity, and nanopeptides that extend the first phase the life of the eyelashes, that is, the growth phase. Plant extracts also help in their care, regeneration and hydration.