Everyone wants long, healthy-looking eyelashes, which is exactly why eyelash extensions are so popular. For those looking to remain natural, how do you grow your eyelashes? One rumor that seems to continue to circulate is that the tears from crying make your eyelashes longer. Well, I have bad news for you. That rumor is just that, a rumor. However, crying does have many other benefits that you may not be aware of.
Tears are made up of 98 percent water with sodium, bicarbonate, and chloride.
There are three different types of tears:
- Reflex tears
- Continuous tears
- Emotional tears
Crying has been proven by researchers to provide benefits to both your body and mind. These benefits begin at birth.
So what are the benefits of crying?
1. Relieves Pain
Tears release oxytocin and endorphins and have been proven to be self-soothing. Both can provide benefits to the body. Oxytocin is associated with empathy, trust, sexual activity, and relationship-building. Oxytocin can also calm you down. Endorphins help reduce stress and can result in weight loss. You may feel a sense of numbness when the endorphins are released through your body. Crying also activates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which helps the body rest and digest. After several minutes of shedding tears, you may experience the soothing effects of crying.
2. Detoxifying the Body
Crying helps the immune system fight irritation and infections. The lacrimal fluid fights against bacterial infections. Tears are also a great reflux for when dust or debris gets in your eyes.
3. Releasing Toxins