There's More to MASCARA than Meets the Eye

Let’s stop your eyelashes from falling out!

A loss in the eyelashes can be a sign of serious illness or poor care, improper cosmetics or treatments can easily impair the condition of eyelashes. Why do they fall out and how to stop it? What is more effective: castor oil or eyelash conditioner?

Why do eyelashes fall out?

These are some of the most common reasons:

  • inflammation of the eyelids, conjunctiva and hair follicles,
  • eye diseases,
  • eye surgery,
  • allergy (to cosmetics or contact lenses),
  • hypothyroidism,
  • alopecia areata,
  • demodex,
  • hormonal imbalance (for example, due to menopause)
  • chemotherapy,
  • use of some medicines,
  • vitamin deficiency,
  • low quality cosmetics,
  • some beauty treatments,
  • free radicals (cigarettes, pollution, etc.),
  • atmospheric factors (frost, sun, wind and rapid temperature changes),
  • bad habits (for example, sleeping in makeup).

Eyelashes fall out every day and this is a natural process. A maximum of three eyelashes may fall out each day, so if they literally fall from your eyes, contact your doctor immediately. Excessive loss of eyelashes may be a sign of a serious illness (but not necessarily). The most common causes of eyelash loss are:

– The use of unsuitable cosmetics

The condition of eyelashes can be deteriorated by the application of waterproof mascara, the removal of which requires intensive rubbing of the eyes.

– Beauty treatments

Another reason for eyelash loss can be too frequent or improperly done beauty treatments, such as eyelash extensions. It is important to leave some time for our eyelashes to regenerate before the next treatment. Even a regular curling may have a negative impact on your eyes.

– Atmospheric factors

Bad weather, especially frost, sun, wind and rapid temperature changes, can also deteriorate the condition of your eyelashes. To protect eyelashes from the harmful effects of certain weather conditions, try moisturising them with an eyelash conditioner or delicate lipstick. Before applying a new eyelash cosmetic, it’s always recommended to do a patch test.

How to keep your eyelashes from falling out?

Trimming eyelashes will not make them longer or thicker. Both their length and their colour are inherited features that we have no influence on.

– Castor oil

Castor oil, thanks to its moisturising features, is an old but proven way to strengthen eyelashes. If you want to try, just apply the oil on your eyelashes every evening after removing your makeup. You can use a special eyelash brush or use a washed brush from your old mascara. The condition of eyelashes should improve after a few weeks.

– Eyelash and eyebrow Conditioner

Those products stimulate the growth and regenerate the condition of eyelashes. They usually have gel consistency, which greatly facilitates their application. They are highly recommended for women who extend eyelashes, use an eyelash curler or have undergone chemotherapy. They are available at chemist’s and pharmacies at an affordable price. The most important here are the ingredients – the best are those containing cucumber, pomegranate or pumpkin seeds, green tea, and vitamins A and B12.

– Moisturising lipstick

For everyday eyelash care a regular moisturising lipstick will work, preferably colourless and odourless. If it has the form of a stick, you should apply the product with your eyes closed. You can also use your finger, a cotton swab or a washed brush from your old mascara. The lipstick makes our eyelashes moisturised and shining.

– Gentle eye makeup removal

Correctly performed, gentle eye makeup removal will reduce excessive eyelash loss. Their condition is particularly affected by the method of removing mascara. And yes – eyelashes should not be rubbed with a cotton pad. Instead, it is worth to soak it with the makeup remover or cleansing milk and gently press it to the eyelid. After a moment, you should be able to wipe the mascara. For this reason, the best choice are makeup removers with oily formulas, especially two-phase ones, because hey quickly dissolves dried mascara.