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There’s a per­fect length for your eye­lashes, and that’s about a third of the width of your eye. ‘Eye­lashes form a bar­rier to con­trol air­flow and the rate of evap­o­ra­tion from the sur­face of the cornea,’ says Dr Guillermo Amador of the Ge­or­gia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. He found that when lashes were the per­fect length they kept air and dust par­ti­cles away from the eyes. But while shorter lashes de­crease this pro­tec­tion, slightly long lashes cause the big­gest prob­lems as they fun­nel dust into the eyes and in­crease air­flow around the area, in­creas­ing risk of dry­ness and ir­ri­ta­tion. If you’re al­ways rub­bing your eyes, give lash-length­en­ing mas­caras, false lashes or ex­ten­sions a skip and see if that helps.

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