It has been said that eyes are the window to the soul. Not only do eyes allow us to see and experience the world around us, they also convey our emotions. They tell stories that words cannot provide. Eyelashes, then, are much like the gatekeepers. From a scientific perspective, eyelashes help protect the eyes from airborne debris and contaminants. They also help guard the eye against the sun. Sure, they are gorgeous to look at, but eyelashes also serve a valuable purpose.
Did you know that according to science the optimal length is approximately a third of the actual width of the eye. This may be great for science, but oftentimes we want a little more. A little more length, fullness, and curl are at the top of many beauty lists. Many of us are on the quest for fuller longer lashes but are at a loss as to how to achieve these aesthetic goals. So, what do you need to know about your lashes to keep them healthy and beautiful?
Eyelashes are much like human hair composed of around ten percent water and the rest proteins, like keratin and such. They grow in a distinct cycle composed of an anagen phase, the growth cycle, the catagen phase, a period of transition, and the telogen phase, a time of rest.
At any given point, you can lose up to 5 lashes a day. At almost any time around ninety-percent of your lashes are in the anagen phase and are growing. Hooray! However, as we age our lashes change. Much like the hair on our heads, lashes can become full and shorter due to the aging process. This is entirely normal but it does not have to be the end all be all. You don’t have to start using flash lashes or extensions as a last resort. There are things you can do, no matter your age, to lengthen your lashes and add increased fullness.
Women’s Health recommends using a product such as Latisse to help grow longer lashes that are fuller and darker than your previous ones. This is something Fountain of You, Melbourne, FL’s premier anti-aging and aesthetic clinic, can get behind. Latisse is a phenomenal product that can give you the lashes you desire provided you follow the specific instructions. With minimal side effects, Latisse offers patients the opportunity to grow luscious lashes over time.
If this sounds intriguing to you, please contact our office for more information. You can also take advantage of our incredible October specials such as bikini and underarm hair removal at a reduced rate. We are also offering clients a reduced rate on Microneedling and one filer along with one unit of Botox. These are great deals for this month! Contact us today with any questions you may have.