Thick, long eyelashes have long been seen as attractive and desirable. We would all love to have great-looking eyelashes, but as we age, they may shorten in length, thin out and become sparse. This has many women searching for a quick solution before it’s too late.
Thinning eyelashes can have an impact on how you feel and this can be more prominent when you are attending a special event such as a prom. You spend time searching through the available Prom Dresses on sites like www.axparis.com/collections/prom-dresses and find the perfect one. But your lash appearance still has you feeling a little less confident. Read on to find out some of the reasons for lash loss and possible ways to help counteract this.
Causes of eyelash loss
The most common reason for eyelash loss (mandarosis) is ageing. Other causes include mite infestation, allergic reaction and other medical problems. It can also be the result of eye trauma caused by rubbing the eyes too much or from more serious injuries to the eye. For some people, intentionally pulling eyelashes out is a psychological issue.
Medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and alopecia cause hair to fall out all over the body, including the eyelashes. D. follicular, where miniscule mites invade the hair follicles causing swelling and inflammation, also causes mandarosis. Blepharitis can result in lash loss; symptoms are unnatural itching and scaly eyelids.
Makeup allergies can produce lash loss, particularly eye makeup such as eye shadow, mascara and eyebrow products in addition to makeup cleansers and skin and eye creams in general. Makeup that is cross-contaminated or too old can do the same.
Treatment for lash loss
If mandarosis is caused by trauma, removing the trauma may allow new eyelash growth. Allergies can be identified and treated.
Hypothyroidism, D. follicular and blepharitis can all be treated with medication resulting in hair growing back, although it may not be as long and thick as it was before. Alopecia has no cure but can be treated with specialised hair growth products and medications.
If the problem is caused by contaminated makeup, starting afresh with new makeup will help eradicate this problem. Replace makeup brushes from a reputable company regularly (every three to six months) for good hygiene practice.
Once the underlying problem is identified and treated, there are many ways women can jump start new eyelash growth. Lash transplants, lash extensions and lash-enhancing drugs can make varying degrees of differences. Fake lashes are relatively inexpensive, and mascara is the most common remedy of all. Curling lashes also helps make them appear longer, while applying eyeliner to the lash line gives the appearance of lusher lashes.
With so many options available, re-establishing healthy-looking eyelashes should be relatively easy.