Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Eyelash Hypotrichosis

Eyelash Hypotrichosis is a condition where a person suffers from inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Sniff. Sniff. Oh, the pain and agony eyelash hypotrichosis must cause.

I'm pretty sure the marketers of the new prescription treatment did not have me in mind when they launched their campaign. My eyelashes don't concern me in the least. I have mascara, but never use it. I wear other make-up, but lash lengthening is a skill I have not mastered. When I recently saw the commercial on tv for the lash-lengthening product, I needed to check out my "eye area" to see if I was lacking. I think I'm okay. Plus, the side effects scared a few lashes into falling off my lids.

*Use under close doctor supervision. May cause eyelid skin darkening which may be reversible, and there is potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent. There is a potential for hair growth to occur in areas where solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces. The most common side effects after using solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness.*


I am blown away by my girls' beauty. I'm raising 2 princesses lovely ladies. It seems daunting in a world where outward beauty is everything. And not just beauty of a precious person created by a loving Creator. Beauty is judged by a certain look, a certain height, a certain weight. Everything they see is asking a girl if she is beautiful enough, perfect enough. No, no one is. I'm not.


Mandy doesn't have any problem with eyelash hypotrichosis. She has luscious, long eyelashes.

Now on to teach her what beauty really looks like:

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
(Prov. 31:30).

Do not let your adornment be merely the outward arranging of the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel - rather let it he the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 
(I Pet. 3:3-4).


Created beautifully by God.

Feel lovely today, without side effects.



Dan & Hillary said...

It will be a lifelong journey for her (and all of us) to focus on the interior instead of the exterior... especially when we praise them for looking beautiful when wearing Gymboree clothing;-) Don't think Remi will care so much! Your girls are georgeous, though.

Tawny said...

I love it! Your daughters are lovely just the way they are... no side effects needed.

Lesley Miller said...

These lovely long lashes must be a Friesen thing since Tawny and Jonathan were both blessed with long and full lashes too. I hope my kids get them!

Anonymous said...

perfectly stated and beautifully true! Kelsey

joyq said...

How to raise truly secure and beautiful girls... that is the question! God help us! (Good daddies help... LOTS!)

Sara said...

I don't know about "agony," but yes it's been a big "pain" all my life having short, scanty eye lashes. I'm so glad Abby got her Daddy's long, full lashes and not mine!

Michal said...

Beautifully put. I hope I can instill this in my daughters as well. It is such a distraction from more important things to be obsessed with outward beauty.

mamaof2 said...

I know ive focused on outward beauty and let my insides go. i felt it was all i had. now i really want to change but find it hard to...i think i took too much credit for my appearance and prideful. I also looked down on others for their flaws. Please [ray for a change of heart. Thx. Sure is hard when you feel stuck.

mommyof2 said...

And i put too much importance on my kids being beautiful...not on what really matters. Please pray for my heart change and be the mommy they need. sometimes u feel its too late.