Thursday, March 8, 2012

why your face is gross, in the mornings....yes, just in the mornings :)

Eye crusties.
Eye crusties, we alllll get em, what the fuck is it, and why is it all up on you each morning.
Well it turns out that its called “gound”. Gound is made up of a mixture of dust, blood cells, skin cells, etc. mixed with  mucus secreted by the conjunctiva, as well as an oily substance from the meibomian glands.
The meibomian glands are a type of sebaceous gland that line the rim of the eyelids with about fifty on the top and twenty five on the bottom of each eye.  They secrete an oily substance called meibum that performs a variety of functions including: helps seal your eyes in an air tight fashion when they are closed; prevents tears from spilling onto your cheeks; and helps keep tears that coat your eyes from evaporating.  It is this oily substance that is one of the primary components in gound, mixed with mucin from the conjunctiva and various foreign particles in your eye.”
When you’re awake this oily substance kinda evaporates as you blink which is why you don’t develop it during the day. Since you’re not blinking at night, obviously, it all kinda collects in the corners of your eye and dries up and bam, eye crusties.
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