Article Source: Skin Inc. September 2015 Issue (Morag Currin Author)
The rates of cancer are rising and many survivors and those suffering from cancer are seeking out spas for relaxation and help with their appearance. Chemotherapy and radiation are often used as a treatment for the disease, often leading to the loss of hair including eyebrows and lashes.
EYELASH AND EYEBROW PURPOSE
Although people typically view eyelashes and eyebrows as beauty enhancers, particularly for women, both of these hair features serve a purpose.
Eyelashes. Eyelashes are fine hairs, which grow at the eyelid to perform several functions. Their primary function is to protect the eyes from small particles such as dust, sand or debris from entering and harming the eye. The second function is to provide a warning from danger for the eye. Eyelashes are highly sensitive to the touch, providing a warning when an object may be too close to the eye.
Eyebrows. Eyebrows serve a number of functions in our culture today aside from their beauty function and contribution to a distinctive appearance. The most important function is providing a means of non-verbal communication. They are one of our most expressive facial features, telling someone your thoughts with just a simple movement up or down. We all know what different eyebrow positions mean. This feature of expression is bound with our emotions.