Yes, it’s true, eyelashes do age. And along with aging lashes, eyelash thinning and weaker lashes are all part of the natural process (many times exasperated by external factors, but we’ll get to that part!).
Just think of the hair on your head. Hair grows from follicles, rests, sheds, and grows back. Eyelashes grow through your lash follicles. The older we get, the slower our growth process becomes. This is when and how your lashes start to thin out.
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So, if you notice your lashes don't have the same length and thickness as before, or may seem weaker and break easily, in most cases, it is due to aging and some outside causes. If you are concerned, please reach out to your physician.
Just like aging, the signs of eyelash thinning, or sparse lash areas can really start at any age. Eyelash loss and weakness may also be caused from daily aggressors and poor make up habits including:
- Rubbing your eyes
- Aggressive use of eyelash curler
- Rough removal of eye makeup, especially mascara (especially waterproof)
- Frequent use and removal of false eyelashes
- Makeup allergies
- Prolonged use of eyelash extensions
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HOW TO HELP KEEP LASHES HEALTHY AND YOUNGER-LOOKING?
- It’s important to condition, nourish and protect lashes, helping them grow longer, thicker, stronger, and healthier.
- Use a paraben & prostaglandin free, nourishing eyelash growth serum and conditioner
LashesMD Eyelash Growth & Conditioner Serumis specifically designed to help the body’s natural eyelash
growth function. LashesMD combines SymLash XL®, a multi-tasking peptide, with a blend of botanicals,
proteins and rejuvenating amino acids, protecting against breakage, and helping strengthen eyelashes
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LashesMD is paraben free & prostaglandin free. Prostaglandins have been known to cause
redness and/or irritation in the eye area.
- Be gentle with your lashes when using an eyelash curler. It is important to be use a light touch and not
tug on lashes when curling.
- Remove makeup every night. The stiffness from the mascara can break lashes.
- Be sure to use a gentle makeup remover. Be careful not to tug on the eyelashes during removal.
- If you need to wear waterproof mascara, use a gentle cleanser specifically made to remove waterproof mascara.
- Talk to your physician about what they recommend as far as vitamins and proteins to add to your diet. Proper nutrition is always important and may help not only your lashes, but hair, skin, and nails too.
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Remember, you're never too young you start your journey to longer, stronger, healthier lashes too soon!
Here’s to beautiful, healthy lashes!