They say the eyes are the windows to our soul. If that is the case, our eyelashes are like the curtain. But did you know that our eyelashes have more than just an aesthetic function. These little hairs around our eyes have a very important role to play. Our eyelashes protect our eyes. They protect them from dust and sweat. They protect our eyes against insects and small particles. If we are outdoors during the day, our eyelashes also protect our eyes from the bright rays of the sun.
Given the important task of protecting our eyes, we need to take care of them properly. Here are a few basic guides on how to properly care for our eyelashes.
Check the ingredients. We just love long, thick lashes. Some of us are born with it. Some of us achieve it through extensions and makeup products like mascara. There are so many mascara available in the market today. Some claim to instantly lengthen and add volume. Some claim to curl the eyelashes naturally. With all the options available, choose the ones that do not have harmful ingredients like alcohol. If you notice irritation, discontinue use immediately.
Cleanse before sleeping. No matter how tired you are from your day, do not sleep with your makeup on. Carefully remove all the gunk from your face, and especially on your eyelashes. Let them breathe. When cleaning the mascara off your lashes do not pull or pinch your lashes. Use cleansers that are especially made for the eyes and apply gentle pressure.
Take it easy on the eyelash curler. Sure, long curly lashes makes your eyes look wider and rounder, but you should know how to properly use it. Don’t press too hard or too long. Press it down gently for about 5 seconds, and that’s it. Your eyelash curler should also be cleaned regularly, otherwise it will become a breeding ground for bacteria – which in turn could cause eye infections.
Don’t sacrifice quality. You read so many stories about botched jobs every day, yet people still risk going to questionable establishments for procedures like eyelash perming or eyelash extension. And all because it’s cheaper. But remember, if something goes wrong, it could put your health in danger. If your eye gets infected, it can cause blindness. So make sure you research thoroughly and ensure you are going to a reputable establishment. Saving a few dollars in exchange for putting your health and eyesight at risk is just not worth it.