A Chinese woman has set a Guinness world record for her stunningly long eyelashes, the longest of which measures 12.4cm.
The record-breaking eyelash grows from Shanghai-born You Jianxia’s left upper eyelid. Its length was officially measured in June last year in Changzhou, Jiangsu.
You first realised her eyelashes were getting pretty long during an 18-month nature retreat in 2013. She attributes the incredible growth to being at one with nature.
The eyelash length of the previous record holder, Gillian Criminisi of Canada, is 8.07cm.
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As seen in a video from Guinness World Records, officials used a precise method to measure You’s eyelashes. With the staff holding a ruler on You’s eyelid, the eyelashes stretched out to more than 10cm.
To some, even normal-length eyelashes can be irritating. But You is content with her lusciously long strands of hair, which she finds beautiful and sees as an indication of healthiness.
“They are a part of my body, so I never find them inconvenient,” she said.
When it comes to maintaining her long lashes, it appears that You does not use any special treatment. The record-breaker merely cleans them when she washes her face every day.
You’s record has been published in the Guinness World Records 2018 book.