Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014
Treatment for the loss of the eyelashes typically involves treating an underlying issue. Nonetheless, common home remedies include the application of essential oils or other oils. Maintaining lubrication on the eyelids and keeping the lashes sanitized helps growth as well.
What is Eyelash Loss?
Madarosis, more commonly known as eyelash loss is not a threatening medical condition; however, it is often frustrating and even distressing to an individual. Common symptoms of the condition include thinning of the eyelashes and a scarce amount of lashes.
Individuals with madarosis may also experience eye infections, irritation and allergic reactions, which may contribute to the thinning of the lashes. Several other factors are associated with the onset of eyelash thinning and can be categorized into five groups, ophthalmic, dermatologic, menopausal, systemic and medicinal.
Home Remedies for Treating Thinning Lashes
Treating the underlying condition of madarosis, such as a skin condition like eczema, is often the first step toward curing thinning eyelashes. However, common home remedies are also effective. Treating the affected region with castor oil, taking biotin and cleansing the skin with borax helps reverse thinning of the eyelashes and treat any associated conditions.
Irritation of the affected area is often one of the main causes of eyelash loss. Applying castor oil to the lids daily functions to soothe the area and encourage regrowth of the lashes. Castor oil is a natural oil that delivers anti-inflammatory agents suited for healing irritated skin.
A coenzyme and B vitamin, biotin is also known as vitamin H. Fortified with a number of additional nutrients, biotin plays a key part in the health of the skin, metabolism, cells and other body parts. Taking biotin is one of the most effective treatments for reversing eyelash loss.
Proper hygiene is also important for healthy lashes. Cleansing the skin with borax eliminates any toxins that may be integrating the skin and system and enhances the growth of the eyelashes.
Most often a system of underlying conditions, eyelash loss is often a frustrating issue. With proper skin care as well as effective nutrition supplements, however, thinning eyelashes can be reversed and regrown.
Remedies for Eyelash Loss
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First of all, let me say that I love, love, love your site!! So informative and educational. I've been looking for posts in reference to loss of eyelashes and cannot seem to find any. I'm 39 yrs old and have been consistantly losing eyelashes since my teens. I've not been able to wear any make up, eyeliners, mascaras ect.. And up till recently, they've always grown back albeit sparsly. Now though, they've plateaued and I fear they will not regrow at all. I am constantly having problems w/ itching and tearing. My doctor had advised baby shampoo, but hasn't given me any relief in all this time. I am at a loss, (literally, lol) as I would love to frame my peepers. I get sand, debris in my eyes constantly and it is painful. Always puffy and red. PLEASE help if at all possible!
J. from NE
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[YEA] Weighing in with another "YEA" for castor oil and eyelash growth.I have been doing this for 3 weeks. I can see my eyelashes now! I have high hopes to be able to use an eyelasher curler soon. I am applying nightly with a cotton swab with a technique like brushing on mascara then any excess goes on the eyebrows as well.
[YEA] Castor oil really works on achieving longer eyelashes! I noticed my eyelashes were looking sparse and blah and bought castor oil from a health food market and applied it in the evenings with the tips of my fingers. Rub gently on the eyelids and on the eyelashes and you will notice the difference between 2-3 weeks. Safer and better than buying the lash growth mascaras.
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