Gorgeous eyes draw people’s attention and thick eyelashes are one of the keys to beautiful eyes. As women age, their eyelashes naturally thin but with a bit of care, it’s possible to rejuvenate thinning eyelashes with proper care and nutrition.
Causes of Thinning Eyelashes
Eyelash growth goes through four stages: growth, resting, shedding and re-growth. Lashes are always in one of these stages. As we age, the eyelash follicles typically slow down on eyelash production.
There are several possible causes for thinning eyelashes:
- Aging – The aging process triggers a reduction in hair growth over the whole body, resulting in thinning hair over the entire body.
- Wear and tear – Rubbing your eyes or pulling the lashes contribute to thinning and breakage.
- Poor makeup habits – Mascara, especially long-wearing and waterproof mascara, is difficult to remove gently. Sleeping with mascara on the eyelashes can increase breakage and dry out the lashes. Do not use old mascara to avoid infections.
- Eye infections and medical conditions – Vitamin deficiencies and hormone imbalances can cause hair loss over the whole body, including the eyelashes. Eye infections are another culprit in thinning lashes.
- The best approach for better lashes is to be proactive in preserving the lashes you have.
- Eat right, drink plenty of water, and practice a healthy lifestyle. This is vital for overall health…….and beauty!
- Condition your eyelashes. You can prevent eyelash breakage by conditioning your eyelashes. Olive oil, coconut oil, and Vaseline are good options for developing stronger and thicker lashes.
- Practice smart makeup habits. Don’t ever tug on your eyelids or lashes, especially if you use an eyelash curler. Try using fresh mascara and brush out any clumps while it is still wet.
- Use a makeup remover that gently removes eye makeup. Dab it onto your eyelid and lashes and lightly pat it off.
Proven Remedies for Thinning Eyelashes
If your thinning eyelashes are in need of a more aggressive approach, there are products and services out there to suit your specific needs. Your doctor might prescribe vitamins, hormone replacements, or other supplements to address any medical conditions. Other options for those luscious lashes:
- Latisse: This FDA approved prescription medication promotes long and thick eyelash growth. It is topically applied, and results are generally seen between one and four months.
- Eyelash Extensions: These synthetic hairs are glued to existing lashes to plump them up and fill in the gaps. The extensions typically last for a couple of months and are becoming more widely available.
- Lash-enhancing serums: Several serums are available over the counter. The active ingredient in most of these serums is biotin, a B vitamin. Their effectiveness is argued, but critics agree that it can’t hurt. Though it may not promote growth, it can at least help condition the lashes you have.
Remember, you smile with your eyes, and they are the windows to your soul. Be beautiful!
If you want more information on Latisse or eyelash extensions, contact Illuminari MedSpa. We serve clients in Agoura Hills and the surrounding areas.