How It Works
EMERGING FROM THE DEAD
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.