Normal eyelash shedding, or madarosis, occurs even in the healthiest of people. Shedding can range from light to heavy and may lead to embarrassment in some social situations. In a few cases, losing lashes may be caused by an underlying illnesses such as hypothyroidism or alopecia. Stopping your eyelash loss may take some time as the causes may not be obvious. Visit your physician if your hair loss spreads to other areas of your body or if it is accompanied by redness or itching.
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Things you need
- Cotton balls
- Eye make-up remover
- Hypoallergenic eye make-up
- Prescription medicine
Remove eye make-up gently with a cotton ball and eye make-up remover. Close the eye and dab make-up off your lashes from top to bottom. Do not press down or rub the make-up off your eyelashes.
Stop using eyelash tools such as curlers or eyelash brushes. Replace heavy make-up such as kohl eyeliner and heavy-duty mascara with hypoallergenic make-up.
Avoid exposing your lashes to sunlight. This may weaken them.
Visit your physician and ask about a medication such as Latisse. This medication helps lashes grow longer and thicker. Also have the doctor check for eyelash mites, which can cause lash loss. Medication can be prescribed to remove these parasites.
Avoid pulling out or tugging on your eyelashes. This behaviour may be subconscious, so you'll need to pay attention.
Tips and warnings
- Avoid wearing eyelash extensions or false eyelashes.
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