Great lashes equal great life!
Did you know that thick, long lashes can simply add to the beauty quotient of your eyes? They have the impressive ability to transform your face. However, not everyone is blessed with naturally dense eyelashes. While you can slap on some falsies every now and then, they are only temporary fixes. Thinning eyelashes however is a common concern amongst most women today.
From rigorous rubbing to using expired mascara, there are many causes for thinning eyelashes. And we’ve got you covered with the causes for thinning lashes as well as preventive measures for healthy eyelash growth...
Causes for thinning lashes
- Rigorous rubbing: Rubbing your eyes rigorously or tugging at your lashes can cause breakage as well as thinning. In fact, rubbing your eyes too harshly is a strict no-no for reasons more than one. Since the area around your eyes is thinnest and most sensitive, treating it roughly can result in wrinkles and sagging.
- Bad makeup habits: The main cause of eyelash thinning is nothing but poor makeup habits. Firstly, sleeping with mascara on can cause your lashes to break easily. Secondly, avoid combing through mascara to remove any clumps once the mascara has dried. This too can cause thinning of lashes. And lastly, using expired mascara can wreak havoc on your lashes. It’s best to discard your mascara tube every 3-6 months.
- Vitamin deficiency: Certain medical conditions and eye infections can also cause thinning eyelashes. Hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficiency can cause overall hair loss in your body, including eyelashes. At times, eye infections such as pink eye can also cause thinning of the lashes.
- Age: The natural ageing process causes reduction in the bodily reactions that promote hair growth in the whole body, which means that all your body hair tends to thin with time.
- Invest in an eye makeup remover: Avoid using soap and water to scrub makeup off your eyes. Instead, use a dedicated makeup remover to get rid of your eye makeup. We suggest you get your hands on the Simple Kind To Skin Eye Make-Up Remover which has a non-greasy formula and is gentle on the skin.
- Practice clever makeup habits: If you use an eyelash curler on a regular basis, ensure that you never pull your eyelids up and out to curl your lashes. In fact, avoid tugging on your lids or lashes at all. Use mascara that glides on smoothly such as the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara - Night Drama which is waterproof, smudge-resistant and has a long-term curl formula. Lastly, always comb through your lashes when the mascara is wet.
- Moisturise your lashes: Just how you need to condition your hair to prevent split-ends; similarly, you need to moisturise your lashes regularly to avoid breakage and thinning. We suggest you use a tiny dab of Vaseline Skin Protecting Jelly on your lids before hitting the bed to wake up to strong, healthy and moisturised lashes.