Why do I have eyelashes?

Eyelashes have one main purpose — protecting your eyes. They help to keep dirt, germs, and other stuff out of your eyes, which are very delicate and need to be kept clean! Our eyelashes also help us know when a foreign object is headed towards our eye – when they sense the touch of some dirt or dust, they quickly send us the message to shut our eye and keep out the invader! 

Like the hair on your head, eyelashes sometimes naturally fall out and naturally grow back, too. It takes approximately four to six weeks for an eyelash that has fallen out to grow back, although because you have so many, it’s unlikely you’ll ever even notice it was gone! And don’t forget – when an eyelash lands on your cheek, pick it up, blow it away, and make a special wish!


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