Eyelashes help frame and accentuate our best feature: our eyes. As women we spend millions of dollars each year on mascara, eyeliner and false lashes, all with idea that the longer we make our lashes look, the more open and feminine our eyes will become. Unfortunately, from time to time, some of us experience eyelash loss. We’ve already gave some great tips for growing eyelashes last month, today we will look more into core issue – what makes eyelashes fall out in the first place.
Why Do Eyelashes Fall Out?
There are two main reasons why eyelashes fall out: as a result of either a medical or physical condition. Medical reasons for lash loss include thyroid complaints and alopecia. Both underactive and overactive thyroids can contribute to eyelash loss, as they affect the way that we tolerate temperature. Alopecia can affect all of our body hair, from that on our faces to our heads and the rest of our bodies. Determining the cause of alopecia is difficult and ranges from stress to chemical imbalances.
Physical causes of lash loss can result from allergies to mascara or related beauty products. Anything that comes into contact with your eyes, from contact lens solution to eye cleaning wipes could potentially be the culprit. If you experience eyelash loss and cannot determine a medical cause, take some time to minimize the number of products you place on or around your eyelashes until you find the suspect.
Eyelash curlers have been known to cause problems with hair loss. If you use an eyelash curler to add definition to your lashes, you need to check that it is not causing long-term damage to your lash area. Check the blades for residue and mascara build-up; these areas can become sticky and cause eyelashes to get pulled out each time you curl. Another problem stems from the fact that eyelash curlers are generically designed and therefore do not fit your eyelash line perfectly. Often, lashes will get stuck in the curler hinge and after repeated uses you may start to notice a reduced number of lashes. If you think your eyelash curler is damaging your eyes, stop using it immediately and find a more suitable version or use a lash curling mascara instead. [wp_ad_camp_1]Grow Your Lashes Back
We all lose eyelashes every day but from time to time you may find an increase in the quantity that falls out. In almost all cases, your lashes will grow back as full and long as before, and there are a few beauty secrets that help speed the process along.
Using oils rich in vitamin E such as evening primrose oil or even common olive oil can help nourish your eyelashes back to health. Carefully apply the oil topically and avoid contact with the eyes directly. If possible, apply oil before bed and rinse off in the morning.
Unsurprisingly, increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables will help both hair regrowth and your overall health levels. There is almost no hair complaint that cannot be helped by improved nutrition levels. Add some super foods such as avocados, sweet potato and pomegranates to your daily diet and your eyelashes will thank you later.