Turns Out, False Lashes Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

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If you've ever pined for long, voluminous eyelashes (the kind you can only realistically attain with false lashes or extensions), we have some bad (or, maybe, good?) news for you. Turns out, those falsies we all turn to when we're feeling extra sassy could be doing more harm than good. 

We all know that lashes help protect your eyes from dirt, bacteria, and other unwanted things, but, as Fusion recently reported, ones that are too long could have a negative effect on eye health; specifically, they could make your eyes dry. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology found that in at least 22 species of mammals — including humans (hi there) — "eyelash length is one-third the width of the eye — the ideal length for controlling airflow and hydration, and keeping dust and other tiny junk out of the eye," according to Fusion.

Basically, your lashes are a particular length for a biological reason. Which means you should start spending your Benjamins on things other than falsies. Science says so. (Fusion)


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