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Fake Lashes Can Damage Eyes

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 05:17 PM

Those fluttering fake long lashes may boost sex appeal. But a new study says they add to dry eyes and encourage more dust particles to collect.

The study, presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology and published in the journal Science, indicated natural eye lashes protect against dirt and drying by creating an area of stagnant air in front of the eye.
 
But when the researchers examined synthetic lashes attached to artificial eyes made from aluminum caps filled with water, they found the fake lashes funneled air into the artificial eyes, drying them out and carrying in particles like dust, Fox News reports. 

Tests haven't confirmed the same long-lash effect on women, but dye doctors sometimes see dry-eye cases when mascara is used to lengthen lashes — which seems to support the idea.
 
Acids in the glue used to attach fake lashes can also hurt the cornea, experts noted
 
 

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