The Life of your Eyelashes and How To Look After Them

The Life of your Eyelashes and How To Look After Them


Eyelashes are the delicate hairs growing on the edges of the eyelid. They frame your eyes and protect them from dust, dirt and other irritants. They are also called cilia.

Healthy eyelashes have a uniform color and no bald spots. They are also full, with a slight curl at the end to prevent them from sticking to your eyelid. If you want to make sure that your eyelashes are healthy, it is important to know the warning signs of unhealthy lashes: brittle or broken lashes, thinning lashes, loss of curl or change in color.


Eyelash Growth

Eyelash growth is a natural process that is regulated by hormones and genetics. The average person has about 100 eyelashes on each eye, but there can be as few as 10 or as many as 150 lashes per eye. Eyelash growth varies depending on age, race, ethnicity, gender, weight, diet and other factors like medication use or medical conditions such as thyroid problems or lupus erythematosus.

On average, eyelashes grow in cycles that repeat continuously until we die. From anagen to catagen to telogen and then once the lash has fallen out, the process starts all over again. At all times, a random number of hairs will be in one of three stages of growth and shedding.

It's good news that most lashes grow back. Unfortunately, the growth process--like the hair on your head--can take up to 16 weeks. Lashes grow in a 3-phase cycle:

  • Anagen phase—New hairs grow from eyelid follicles in the anagen phase. This is what determines your lash length and usually lasts for 1-3 months. A person has around 40% of its hairs in anagen phase at any given time.

  • Catagen phase—During this degradation phase, growth stops, and the follicles begin to shrink.

  • Telogen phase - This is the resting phase that occurs during the end of your lash growth cycle. This lasts about 4–9 months. Eyelashes stay in this phase until they fall out. Out of all of your eyelashes, about half of them will be in this phase at any given time.

Eyelashes are a surprisingly noticeable part of your face. They give you a natural, pretty look. If you want thicker and longer eyelashes, there are some things that you can do to help them grow better.

Some people don't have as much success growing their lashes as others do. This is because it's not just about the length of your eyelash follicle, but also about how much sebum is being produced by the oil glands on your eyelid.

There are many different factors that can affect how well your lashes grow: genetics, age, lifestyle choices and more. However, there are things you can do to help your lashes grow better if they're not doing so well. One way to improve the health of your lashes is by eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals like B-12, C, D and E as well as zinc. The nourishment from these nutrients can help your lashes grow healthier and might even promote growth. As you know, lash growth can be stunted by a variety of factors; for example, lack of sleep or an overactive thyroid gland.

It is not easy to grow long and thick eyelashes. It takes a lot of patience and a lot of work. Here are some tips for growing long and thick lashes.

- Use lash growth serum every night before going to sleep

- Use a gentle mascara on your lashes

- Avoid regular eyelash extensions. You can still enjoy them, just give your lashes a break every now and then, and make sure to be very careful removing them.

- Use humidifier if you live in a dry climate.


Eyelash Loss

Eyelash loss can be a result of many things including genetics, environmental factors, or as a result of some medical conditions. It is important to take note that not all cases of eyelash loss are permanent and some can be treated with medications or other treatments.

The most common cause of permanent eyelash loss is alopecia areata, a condition in which hair falls out in patches on the scalp and sometimes on other areas of the body.

Eyelash loss is a common problem that can also be caused by any of the following:

1. Poor hygiene

2. Hormones

3. Medications

4. Aging

5. Other medical conditions (i.e., thyroid problems)

6. Environmental conditions (i.e., wind, sun, pollution)

7. Cosmetic products (i.e., mascara, eyelash extensions)


Eyelash health is an important aspect of personal hygiene. People who wear contact lenses should be especially careful to protect their eyelashes because they can easily rub against the lens and cause damage.

It is not necessary to use special products or techniques in order to keep your eyelashes healthy; all you need to do is follow these four simple steps:

1) Keep your hands off your lashes as much as possible

2) Avoid wearing heavy mascara or using too much eye makeup

3) Use a gentle cleanser on your lashes at night

4) Avoid rubbing your eyes

If you notice any changes in your lashes (falling out or getting thinner) it's time to see a doctor.


Eyelash Growth Serums

Eyelash growth serum is a beauty product that has been around for many years. It is a topical solution that you apply to your lashes once a day. It can help the eyelashes grow longer, thicker, and darker.

Eyelash growth serums are mainly composed of vitamins, minerals, peptides, proteins and amino acids. They are applied on the upper eyelid to promote the growth of eyelashes.

There are many benefits to using an eyelash growth serum. They work by stimulating hair follicles in the upper eyelid and promoting lash growth. Eyelash serums also help with eye irritation from mascara, as well as dryness and redness from over-use of eye makeup removers.

Eyelash serums are available in many different brands on the market today, so it's easy for anyone to find one that suits their needs best.


Eyelash growth serums commonly contain the active ingredient bimatoprost, which helps eyelashes grow.

Pros of using eyelash growth serum:

- The product can be applied once or twice a day to the base of the lashes.

- It can take up to two weeks before you see any results.

- It is safe and has been approved by the FDA.

Cons of using eyelash growth serum:

- It may cause stinging or burning in your eyes, so it's important to apply it carefully.

- You need to be careful when applying it on your eye area because it can make your eyes sensitive to sunlight, which can lead to eye damage.



Mascara is one of the most used cosmetic items in the world. It is used by both men and women, and it's a staple for many people's everyday makeup routine.

Mascara is usually made from water, waxes, oils, pigments, dyes, and preservatives. The first mascara was invented by T.L. Williams in 1915 and contained coal tar dye and water.[1]

The word mascara comes from the Italian word "maschera" meaning "mask". This suggests that people wore masks in ancient times with blackened eyes to make themselves look more mysterious or alluring.


There are different types of mascara, such as waterproof mascara, volumizing mascara, and lengthening mascara.

There are many different brands of mascara available on the market today and they come in various forms. One form of mascara is called the "tube" form which comes with a wand that can be twisted up or down to push or pull the product out of the tube. Another form is called "wand" type which has a brush on one end for application to lashes and bristles at the other end for brushing away clumps or excess product from lashes. The third type is called "bulk" which comes in a container with a large handle for application to lashes.


Mascara can be easily damaged by improper storage or application methods. It can also be compromised by exposure to water, so it is important to take care of your mascara properly.

The first step in caring for your mascara is to store it properly. You should keep this product away from heat sources, as this will cause the formula to dry out and become unusable much faster than if you were storing it at room temperature.

Always buy an eye makeup remover with oil in it for removing mascara, as this will help prevent lashes from being pulled out when removing mascara.



Mascaras are often sold in the belief that they will not expire. Most mascaras have an expiry date of 12 months from the date of manufacture. An open tube of mascara should be replaced every 3-6 months because as it ages, its effectiveness decreases. It can also clog pores if it has been used for too long or got wet, which can lead to eye infections.

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