Why Do Women Want Longer Lashes?

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Q: I was wondering to know the reasons that why women want to have longer eyelashes? Does having longer lashes really increase* the face beauty?
Expert Answer
Why Do Women Want Longer Lashes?

Most people believe that long and beautiful lashes are a universal sign of beauty and they may have a point. Though eyelashes seem like a small detail in a woman’s face, this can make all of a difference. Women with long and lush lashes look more feminine and elegant. Healthy lashes can also make you look youthful and glowing. Doctor John Bass, a plastic surgeon from Phoenix claims that countless surveys shows that men are actually more attracted to women with wide eyed women, which as we all know, is made possible by the framing of the lashes.

Curling your lashes is an instant pick me up to an everyday makeup look. When we look good on the outside, we in turn feel great on the inside. Everybody needs a little self-esteem boost* every now and then and your perfectly curled lashes can give you that.

False eyelashes are basically artificial lashes made out of human or synthetic hair that are glued to the eyelash area. Women use fake lashes to have fuller and thicker eyelashes. Eyelashes are used to have the look of thicker eyelashes instantly without the hassle of applying serums every day. There are a lot of different kinds of false eyelashes. The most basic and the most common kinds are Individual Eyelashes or Flared Eyelashes and Strip Fake Eyelashes. In 2010 alone, Women’s Wear Daily reported that sales of false eyelashes were at 44 million dollars annually. This fascination with false eyelashes to improve* your natural lashes started out with D.W. Griffith who directed the 1916 film, Intolerance, starring Seena Owen and the look stuck up until now.

The best and quickest way to improve* your eyelashes is by going to your local drug store and buying yourself a mascara. Mascaras are loved by women around the world for the very simple reason that it gives otherwise dull lashes the instant pop it needs. It emphasizes your eyes and makes them look brighter as well. The downside to mascaras though is the amount of chemicals it has inside it. So a good tip would be to switch to organic makeup and to be extra careful in removing* makeup so as to avoid tugging your lashes.

Another option offered by the cosmetics industry are eyelash enhancers.Eyelash enhancers are over the counter beauty products that come in a cream, gel or serum form. They usually come in small tubes and are applied to the eyelashes twice a day in order to promote growth in the lashes making them full and long. These products have components and vitamins that keep the eyelashes healthy. Pro-vitamin B5 and humectants are examples of these components. Dr. David Colbert, a dermatologist with a practice in the Flatiron district has been quoted to say that “It’s really about conditioning and giving the lash T.L.C.,” Dr. Colbert said. “If you moisturize anything, it’s going to look better.”

The answer to your question is yes, perfect eyelashes can dramatically improve* one’s facial beauty. The great thing is that you don’t have to be exactly born with it. Technology nowadays offers so many options in order for you to have lush and beautiful lashes.

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Expert Author : Andrea Moore (Consumer Health Digest)

Andrea Moore has been a senior writer for Consumer Health Digest for more than a decade. She specializes in in all topics related to health, fitness, nutrition, and beauty. She has also worked as a communications and marketing professional. Connect with Andrea on Facebook for constant updates on her projects.