National Lash Day

National Lash Day is a holiday celebrated annually on February 19th, a day when people can celebrate both natural and false eyelashes. Products for keeping eyelashes looking their best are some of the most popular in the entire cosmetics industry, indicating that many people are concerned with their eyelash appearance. Since this is the case, individuals might want to take the time to celebrate this holiday and ensure that their own eyelashes are on point.

The History of National Lash Day

Even though one might think that this holiday would have been around for a while, especially since cosmetics for eyelashes have existed since ancient Egypt, the truth is that it was only invented in 2015. House of Lashes created this holiday to bring attention to this part of a person’s face.

Fun Facts About Eyelashes

Although eyelashes might not seem like a very interesting part of a person’s face, they are quite fascinating. We know this because we spent a considerable amount of time researching eyelashes in all their glory. We took some of the most fascinating facts we could find about eyelashes and collected them together in the following list.

  • Babies start growing eyelashes before they are born.
  • Eyelashes grow in three stages: the anagen, the catagen, and the telogen stages.
  • Only mammals have eyelashes.
  • Eyelashes serve the purpose of protecting our eyes from dirt, germs, and foreign objects.
  • Eyelashes are 97% keratin and 3% water.
  • Eyelashes have been styled for at least 4,000 years.
  • The ancient Egyptians used kohl (crushed stibnite) for styling their eyelashes.
  • Tiny mites live on everyone’s eyelashes. They are called Demodex and they help keep the lashes clean.
  • Eyelashes tend to thin as a person gets older.
  • Eyelash curlers can fracture eyelashes.
  • The longest eyelashes ever measured were 4 inches long, grown by a woman in China.
  • The average eyelash length is 10mm, or about 0.39 inches.
  • Eyelashes fall out and are replenished by the body every 150 days on average.
  • Eating salmon, eggs, almonds, walnuts, beans, and avocados can help with eyelash health.

Celebrating National Lash Day

Celebrating National Lash Day is as easy as giving your lashes some extra attention. You can eat foods that promote healthy lashes and use the day to style your lashes. It’s also a good day to go out and buy the best eyelash products available. After you’ve done all that, you can snap pictures of your now-perfect eyelashes and post them on social media using the hashtag #NationalLashDay so everyone can see them.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 19 Monday
Next year (2025)
February 19 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
February 19 Sunday
Health & Body, Lifestyle