Do your eyelashes get sunburn ,too?
What will happen to my eyelashes when they are exposed to UV light?
Your eyelashes are made up of three layers:
the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla.
The cuticle is the outer layer of the lash and is the one that keeps the proteins in.
However, the exposure to UV light affects the proteins to denature, which weakens the bonds between the cuticles and makes them more susceptible to detachment. This causes moisture and nutrients to flow out of the cuticle, making the eyelashes to break and become thin.
Eyelashes are usually darker than your skin, so they absorb UV light more easily.
The cuticle is the protective layer that keeps moisture and nutrients inside the hair. However, when the cuticle is damaged by UV light, moisture and nutrients leak out and the hair becomes dry. Dry eyelashes become thin and brittle, which can lead to problems such as hair breakage.
If you find that your eyelashes don't grow as long as you'd like, or are shorter than you'd like, it could be that your eyelashes are suffering from UV damage.
Another factor is that most of us spend a lot of time in air-conditioned rooms during the summer.
Air-conditioned rooms can be very dry.
Just as our skin gets dry, so do our eyelashes. When your eyelashes are dry, the amount of moisture they need is lacked and the amount of protein inside them is reduced. This can lead to weakened lashes, as they lose their elasticity and strength before they reach their full length.
In addition, cooling the body with air-conditioning causes poor circulation at the ends of the body, which can inhibit the growth of eyelashes.
If your eyelashes are damaged by UV light and air conditioning, they are more likely to break and fall out.
In order to avoid friction, please wash your face gently.
Protect your lashes from summer damage by using a serum to treat your lashes.