Eyelashes aren’t something you put much thought into – until you start to notice that they are falling out and aren’t regrowing as they should. You have a few options to regrow your eyelashes and to prevent losing more lashes, from changing your diet and beauty routine to Latisse.
Why do eyelashes fall out?
There is a normal cycle of eyelashes growing and then falling out – most people lose a few lashes every day. Excessive eyelash loss may be the result of a medical condition such as scleroderma, hyper- or hypothyroidism, or an eyelid inflammation. Chemotherapy can also cause eyelashes to fall out.
However, there may be other, less worrisome reasons as well. If you wear mascara and notice a lot of eyelash loss, it may be that you are allergic to it. Your eyelash curler can also pull eyelashes out. Take mascara off before bed, as it can leave eyelashes brittle and more prone to breaking. Remove eye makeup gently so you don’t pull out any more lashes than you have to. And, if you wear false eyelashes or extensions make sure you remove them carefully so you don’t pull off your real lashes, too.
How can I speed up the growth of my eyelashes?
There are some foods you can try to help your eyelashes to grow. Foods with biotin and protein promote keratin production, which helps hair and eyelashes to grow in strong and healthy. Biotin can be found in whole grains, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. Niacin, vitamins A and C, and iron are also important for healthy eyelashes. You can also try a multivitamin, or a vitamin that specifically says it promotes hair, skin, and nails.
What is Latisse?
Another option for great eyelashes is Latisse. This is an FDA-approved serum that is easy enough to use – you simply apply it each night. People who use Latisse start to see fuller, longer eyelashes within 4 months. It can also darken and lengthen lashes.