If you’re reading this then I’m quite sure we have at least one big thing in common: we both LOVE lashes! Long, thick, luscious and strong - that’s exactly how I like my lashes! However, premature lash fall and breakage can cause gaps in your lash line as well as short, brittle lashes. This may encourage us to adopt unhealthy lash habits that might have immediate results, but actually cause more harm than good in the long term, causing our lashes to fall out and thin.
If you’ve noticed that your lashes are falling out more than normal, here are 5 things that could be the cause.
1) Sleeping with your makeup on
For the love of lashes, ALWAYS take your makeup off before you go to bed! Sleeping with mascara causes lashes to clump together and fall out. Not only that, but it can also cause a bacterial infection that causes your eyes to itch. If you constantly rub at itchy eyes, your lashes will fall out prematurely, too.
2) Using waterproof mascara
Waterproof mascara is a leading culprit when it comes to a thinning lash line. First of all, waterproof mascara dries out your lashes, causing them to become brittle and break off. Secondly, waterproof mascara is particularly difficult to remove. If you have to vigorously rub your eyes to remove excess makeup, you can be sure that you’ll take out more than a few lashes when you do.
3) Eyelash extensions and falsies
Eyelash extensions may cover up the effects of a thinning lash line, but in the long term, they’re actually doing more harm than good. Lash extensions weigh down your lashes, causing them to fall out prematurely. Similarly, the glue used to stick on falsies attaches itself to your natural lashes, which will then be removed from your lid when you remove the falsies.
4) Vitamin or mineral deficiency
Your lashes need certain vitamins and minerals to grow, as well as to moisturise them and protect against breakage and lash fall. Just like the hair on your head, your lashes need important vitamins such as Vitamin A, C and E for optimal growth. I wrote a blog post outlining all the essential vitamins you need for healthy lash growth which you can read here.
Certain health conditions can cause lash fall. This includes conjunctivitis, certain thyroid conditions, alopecia, cancer of the eyelid or other chronic diseases such as lupus. If you notice excessive lash fall, I suggest chatting to your doctor about what could be causing it.
Treating lash fall
The best way to treat and prevent lash fall is to take proper care of your lashes. This includes:
- Brushing your lashes
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Taking supplements
- Using an all-natural eyelash serum
If you want real results fast, I really recommend trying EVEDARE Eyelash Serum. My lashes have never looked healthier ever since I started using this all-natural lash serum formula on my own lashes, and ever since our launch we are getting amazing feedback from other women who are experiencing similar results.
Lots of love
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