Losing hair all over your body is normal, including your eyelashes, and it shouldn’t be a cause for concern. In most cases, new hair and new eyelashes will grow back from the existing hair follicles. The cause of excessive eyelash loss may be as simple as the type of mascara you are using. Other causes, such as medical conditions, are more complex.
Causes for Falling Eyelashes
If you are not dealing with loss of hair, but your eyelashes are falling out, then you may have an allergy to your cosmetic products: switch to hypoallergenic products instead. Another problem may be waterproof mascara: it takes more effort to remove this type of mascara, which makes your eyelashes fall out.
Stress, nutritional deficiencies and hypothyroidism are other causes of eyelashes falling out. Other reasons for eyelash loss include aging, excessive eye-rubbing due to allergies, hormone imbalances and chemotherapy treatment. Consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis.
Remedies for Falling Eyelashes
Sleeping with makeup on irritates your skin, and you’re more prone to eyelashes falling out. Remove your mascara every night using a gentle makeup remover, specifically designed for removing eye makeup, such as ORLANE Gentle Eye Makeup Remover or Vichy Purete Thermale Soothing Eye Makeup Remover, both highly effective, yet gentle eye makeup removers. Apply the makeup remover to your eyelashes using a cotton ball to wash the mascara away. This will help solve the problems caused by eyelashes falling out.
Apply an eyelash conditioner after removing your mascara each night. We recommend RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner – designed to both beautify and nourish the eyelashes -, or ZINO Eyelash Enhancing Serum – rich in active follicles and natural ingredients that can penetrate into your eyelash and effectively stimulate its growth within 14 days.
Don’t overdo it with your eyelash curler. If you must curl, try not to hold your eyelash curler so tightly over your eyelashes. Ten to 20 seconds is usually fine, but any longer you’re risking damaged lashes. The curler is a big reason why eyelashes fall out, so try to avoid it altogether.
Avoid using old makeup products and always keep tabs on how long you’ve had your beauty products, particularly your eye makeup.