Why do we have eyelashes? We have the answers

Our eyes are an important part of the human body. They are often one of the first things we notice about other people.

As we make eye contact with other people, our eyes communicate in ways that words cannot.

You may think that the reason we have eyelashes is to make our eyes look pretty or bigger which of course they do and we love to glam them up with makeup.

There is more to them than that and that’s what we are going to tell you about today.

There are in fact a few reasons why we have them. Eyelashes help to protect your eyes. There are many particles in the air, like dust and sand, which can get into your eyes and harm them. Eyelashes help to sweep these particles out of the way.

Also, they help to keep moisture, like sweat or rain, out of your eyes. Their curved shape and the way they are positioned allow them to direct moisture away from your eyes.

Your eyelashes help to tell your eyelids when they need to shut to protect the eyes.

They can also act in a way similar to a cat’s whiskers. If something is too close to your face or eyes, your sensitive eyelashes can sense it and alert you to possible danger. Such dangers might include particles in the air or small insects.