How It Works



This might look like something out of a horror movie, but there are actually 200 of these on your body. At the centre of this image is a single eyelash, protruding from a hair follicle. Hair follicles are tiny tunnels in the skin, creating a path for hair made beneath to grow outwards. The eyelash itself has been coloured orange to create contrast from the surroundin­g dead skin cells. Called the cuticle, the outer layer of the hair is also made of dead cells, overlappin­g each other and arranged like fish scales. While this eyelash appears to be particular­ly short, is it common for these hairs to fall out naturally or break and regrow.

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