Did the mascara or eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes? Do they keep falling out, and you have no idea what to do about it?
Have no fear; with the aid of a few easy methods, your lashes may be restored to their former glory in no time. Knowing the right procedures may make all the difference, whether you’re using natural cures or items designed for the job.
Can Lost Eyelashes Be Replace?
Eyelashes do, in fact, grow back. They go through a similar growth and shedding cycle like the hair on your head, around once every two months.
Don’t stress if you lose a few eyelashes here and there. It may not always mean anything is wrong. If you see more lash loss than normal, though, it may be time to take action.
The Life Cycle of Eyelashes
To successfully recover lost eyelashes, familiarity with their natural development cycle is essential. The growth cycle of eyelashes consists of three stages:
The growth phase, or anagen.
The longest phase lasts anywhere from four to eleven months and involves daily growth of 0.12 to 0.14 mm.
The Degradation (Catagen) Stage.
The eyelashes cease growing and the follicle decreases during this brief, transitional period of two to three weeks.
Resting (Telogen) Stage. At this point, new lash hairs have begun to sprout and have begun to displace the older ones in the follicle. Three to four months is the duration of the telogen phase.
Cycle of Eyelash Expansion
The average length of an adult human eyelash is 12 mm. Unlike the hair on your head, they don’t remain in the anagen phase for as long and so don’t grow to the same length.
If you want longer, thicker lashes, try these methods:
Apply a serum that will lengthen your eyelashes. Try to find a formula that includes biotin, peptides, and panthenol. Then, each night, dab a little amount at the base of your upper and lower lashes.
Use oils and gels to promote expansion. Castor, vitamin E, and coconut oils are all good for encouraging new growth. Oil may be useful for certain people. You may also use natural ingredient gels like aloe vera. To use, just apply the oil to your eyelashes before night using a clean mascara wand or cotton swab.
Supplement your diet. Eyelash development is stimulated by biotin and omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts, salmon, and eggs are all rich sources of these vitamins and minerals. Biotin is a nutrient that is often found in multivitamins.
Rub your eyelashes together. To promote healthier lash development, rub your eyes gently for a few minutes daily.
Take some medicine. If you have tried natural therapies and they have not been successful, you may want to talk to your doctor about trying a medicine that includes bimatoprost. The medicine Careprost plus is a perfect illustration of this kind.
Careprost , a medication licensed by the FDA, was first developed to treat glaucoma.Two to three months of daily application is optimal.
Once the intended effects are achieved, it may be administered as a maintenance therapy.
Low risk of adverse effects such as stinging, itching, redness, and iris darkening
Using these methods, you should have no trouble regrowing your eyelashes. However, you should be aware that it might take weeks or months before you see any changes. So, work steadily and with persistence.
Avoiding the Loss of Eyelashes
You can avoid further eyelash loss in addition to using the aforementioned treatments. Some advice is as follows:
Don’t rub your eyes.
Take a break from applying eyelash extensions.
Reduce the number of times you use curling irons.
Avoid using any potentially harmful substances.
Regularly use an eyelash brush or clean mascara wand to gently comb through your lashes.
Always wash off your makeup before going to bed.
Remove your mascara and eye makeup using an oil-based, mild cleanser.
Use caution while putting on and taking off your mascara.
Eyelash extensions need careful application.
Any loss or thinning of eyelashes out of the ordinary should prompt a trip to the doctor.
Causes of Loss of Eyelashes
Your eyelashes may be thinning or falling out for a number of reasons.2,3
Transitions in hormone levels (adolescence, pregnancy, menopause).
Disorders of the skin and hair (such as alopecia)
Drugs used in chemotherapy and several types of alpha- and beta-blockers
Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing are two examples of such procedures.
The deterioration of eyelash follicles that occurs naturally with age.
Infection-causing organisms, such as eyelash mites
Overuse of false eyelashes, curlers, and mascara
Causing harm to one’s eyelashes by pulling, tugging, rubbing, etc.
To pluck out one’s hair compulsively (as in the condition known as trichotillomania)