Did you know that Elizabeth Taylor’s beauty is (partially) based on a genetic abnormality? Or that we’re more likely to make eye contact when we’re lying? Discover this- and how to choose the best eye cream– today on the MB Blog!
1. On average, we blink around 12 times per minute, with each blink lasting 1/10th of a second.
2. Heterochromia iridis is a condition in which the eyes are two different colors. Famous faces with Heterochromia iridis include Kate Bosworth and Superman actor Henry Cavill.
3. Similiarly, Elizabeth Taylor’s super-lush eyelashes were the result of a condition known as distichiasis, in which a double row of lashes grow on the outside edge of the eyelid.
4. The skin around your eyes is about ten times thinner than it is on the rest of your face. As collagen breaks down with time, this skin becomes even thinner, a process that can be accelerated by smoking, sun exposure, and other environmental factors. Be sure to use an eye cream that’s right for your skin to slow premature aging and keep the eye area hydrated.
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5. Blue eyes are more sensitive to the sun due to a lack of protective pigment. In fact, repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) can later contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration.
6. Eye contact can accomplish a lot. In fact, looking someone directly in the eyes can cause the body to product a chemical known as phenylethylamine, which is responsible for feelings of love. (In other words, if you want someone to love you, make lots of eye contact!)
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7. In our (western) culture, those who make eye contact are viewed are more confident and intelligent as well as stronger than those who avoid your gaze.
8. Studies show that liars are more likely to make eye contact.
9. ‘Crow’s feet’ are the fine lines and wrinkles that form at the outside corners of your eyes. They are an inevitable part of aging (although good skin care can help slow the process) and are basically caused by repetitive laughing, frowning, and smiling. Using certain skin care ingredients on this area—including Glycolic Acid and Olive Oil—can be extremely helpful in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet.