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How to Keep Eyelashes From Falling Out

author image Michelle Miley
Writing professionally since 2008, Michelle Miley specializes in home and garden topics but frequently pens career, style and marketing pieces. Her essays have been used on college entrance exams and she has more than 2,000 publishing credits. She holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting, having graduated summa cum laude.
How to Keep Eyelashes From Falling Out
A close-up of a woman's eye and eyelashes. Photo Credit: Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Rubbing your eyes, putting on eye makeup and taking off that makeup all put a strain on your eyelashes that you probably don’t think much about. Health problems and a diet lacking in protein can also take a toll on your eyelashes. If your lashes are falling out, some gentle treatment is required to reverse the problem.

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Choosing Products Carefully

To save your lashes, always use hypoallergenic makeup. If you notice your lashes thinning right after you try a new produce, stop using it immediately as you are likely allergic to it. Be as gentle as possible when removing your makeup at night to avoid rubbing, pulling and tugging on your lashes. Avoid wearing waterproof mascara and false eyelashes as both are very difficult to remove and require much pulling on your natural lashes during removal. When you do wear mascara, apply it sparingly as the weight of heavy mascara applications puts stress on your eyelashes. Eyelash curlers are, in fact, as scary as they look and should be avoided. They pull on your eyelashes and can inadvertently pluck them out.

Eyelash Health

Make a conscious effort to keep your hands away from your face – many people rub their eyes or absentmindedly tug on their lashes when lost in thought. Eyelid infections, thyroid problems and autoimmune disorders can also cause your eyelashes to fall out, so consider consulting a doctor to make sure your thin lashes aren’t telling you about an important health issue.

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