Our eyes are a vital part of our human body, but how much do we really know about them?
1. The fastest muscle in your body is in your eyes.
A blink typically lasts within 100-150 milliseconds, which is 1/100th of a second! You know they don’t kid you when they say “in the blink of an eye”!
2. Crow’s feet are formed by repetitive muscle movement and the loss of skin elasticity.
Just like the smile lines around the outer corners of your mouth, crow’s feet are the “smile lines” of your eyes. Repetitive creasing of your skin every time you smile, coupled with the loss of elasticity with age, crow’s feet are formed around the outer areas of your eyes and can make you look older than you are.
Consider Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins to prevent the formation of those crow’s feet which cause you to look dull or tired. By reducing muscle contractions, they prevent these ‘smile lines’ around your eyes from becoming permanent.
3. The most common eye colour in the world is brown.
Approximately 79% of the world’s population has brown eyes. Yes, it might be common but don’t hesitate to flaunt those eyes! Even if your eyes are not your most confident feature, you know you can still work around with makeup or minimally-invasive treatments to treat the area around your eyes and not be shy about it anymore.
4. Only ⅙ of your eye is exposed.
Only 1 out of 6 of your eye is exposed, but did you know that the window to your soul actually has over 2 million moving parts? There is literally so much more than meets the eye.
5. Tears help protect our eyes from infection.
We’ve all cried at some point in time (or way too often) – when we’re sad, watching a sad movie or even from a joyous occasion. While some may take it as a sign of “weakness”, let us bring you the facts – tears contain an enzyme that breaks down the cell walls of many bacteria.
6. Mascaras can only last you up till 6 months.
Even if mascara is not part of your daily makeup, you’d have to dump those bottles after six months once you’ve opened it.
7. While a fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, an iris has 256.
Iris recognition is increasingly being used for security purposes as it has more complex characteristics as compared to your fingerprint which only has 40.
8. Sharing of eye-makeup is not encouraged
It may seem harmless, but your brushes and tools come into contact with your (or your friend’s) zits, acne or even flaky skin. Remember, makeup is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria so sharing of eye-makeup is not encouraged!
9. Eyelashes have a short life span!
The specific lifespan definitely differs for each individual considering environmental and genetic factors. Of course, eyelash extensions are readily available now so you know you can look on fleek even when you’ve just rolled out of bed.
10. The space between your eyebrows is called the glabellar.
If you have been wondering what are all those lines between your eyebrows, those are the glabellar frown lines. Those lines appear when we contract the facial muscles that we use to frown. With repeated facial expressions and creasing of the skin, these glabellar frown lines can eventually become permanent and are one of the key signs of ageing. The next generation Pure Neurotoxin with Zero Complexing Proteins blocks the release of chemicals in the nerves that control these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.