LONG LASHES CAN MEAN DRIER EYES
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.