Why Are Eyebrows So Important?

For many people, eyebrows are one of the most important features. Eyebrow trends have changed over the years and both men and woman make their best to protect them, including undergoing eyebrow restoration procedures. These clearly showcase just how vital eyebrows are considered by so many people around the world.

But what is it that makes eyebrows so important?

Face Recognition

Without eyebrows, you face would look different; so much so that people might have trouble recognising you. Science has now confirmed that eyebrows help us to recognise faces in a study conducted by the University of Lethbridge in Canada (PDF).

Researchers found that people could more easily recognise celebrity faces without eyes than they could without eyebrows (56% to 46%). Without eyebrows, you are less likely to make an impression – or might make one for the wrong reasons!

Expressing Emotions

We all know that eyebrows help us to convey a wide range of emotions. From happiness to anger or sadness to anxiety, for example, eyebrows are facial emotional indicators that tell other people exactly how you’re feeling. But not only do they influence the way you’re seen and provide cues to interpret emotions, eyebrows can also convey your age and sex.

Enhance Facial Features

Eyebrows can enhance the shape of your face and frame your eyes. They can balance your facial features and even make you look younger. Eyebrows can be considered the ‘finishing touch’ – they might not be the main feature of your face, but they certainly influence the way people perceive you when they meet you.

Think about this if you don’t believe eyebrows are that important: what comes to your mind when you think of Frida Kahlo?

Useful to Protect You

The importance of eyebrows is not just tied to the aesthetic side of it, as eyebrows are actually useful to us! They protect your eyes from everyday things like dust, dandruff, sweat, rain, and more. The arch of the eyebrow causes the liquids to run down the side of your face and prevent it from sliding down to your eyes – keeping them safe and sound from external ‘threats’.

Eyebrows come in many shapes and sizes, but they have one thing in common: they’re important to our faces. Overplucking them is now a thing of the past, with more people preferring thicker eyebrows and opting for restoration procedures if they suffer eyebrow loss.

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