Not many know that even eyelashes can fall just like our hair on the scalp. If you find any stray lash on your towel or pillow case, don’t be scared. But if your lashes are falling out faster than before your new ones replacing old one, then you might have put yourself in a trouble. Identifying the cause of your eyelash fall may help you to find out a quick solution. There are some medical conditions or use of makeup products can cause eyelash fall out. Let’s find the causes and its solution:
Blepharitis is a condition wherein an inflammation of the eyelid causes eyelashes to fall. Your eyelid may become inflamed due to an infection, trauma or an allergic reaction. You can treat this condition with the proper treatment that may cause eyelashes to grow back.
Alopecia areata can cause hair loss including the loss of your eyelashes. Autoimmune disorders such as scleroderma or lupus and endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism can also cause hair loss including loss of eyelashes.
Usually, people who are going under chemotherapy sessions lose their hair including their eyelashes. Chemotherapy drugs are so intense that they target rapidly growing cells in the body, including hair follicles. Once the patients stop taking chemotherapy sessions the eyelashes and hair grow back.
Skin cancer that affects eyelids may cause eyelashes to fall out.
Frequent use of mascara, especially waterproof mascara can cause eyelash to fall out. While removing the waterproof mascara mainly causes in the removal of the eyelashes along with the mascara. Some people develop an allergic reaction after using mascara while some people cause traction in the attempt of removing mascara causes hair follicles of the lashes to irritate and then they start to fall.
Rubbing or tugging of the eyelashes too hard can cause them to fall out. Frequent use of eyelash curler pulls these delicate lashes causing trauma to them and can cause the lashes to fall.
Use of eye embellishments and accessories
Long-term use of eye embellishments and accessories such as fake eye extensions and beaded eye jewelry cause them to fall out. This does not stop here. In fact, fake eyelashes can also prevent natural eyelash growth. The glue that is used in fake eyelashes is not good for eyes. Some may develop mild or severe eye injuries or allergic reactions.
All these reasons do contribute to eyelash fallout. In such condition, you may use bimatoprost. Bimatoprost is used to treat people with sparse eyelashes or loss of eyelashes such as cancer patients. The drug stimulates hair follicles causing more eyelashes to grow and making them longer and thicker. Bimatoprost also stimulates the darkening pigment, melanin causing lashes to become darker. Hence, you have fuller, longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.
In short, Bimatoprost can be used to treat in above conditions which are causing eyelash fall out. In most cases, improving lifestyle and diet can resolve the issue of eyelash loss.