Eyelash Structure, Care and Causes of Eyelash Loss

Eyelash, Eyelash Structure, Care and Causes of Eyelash Loss


Eyelash Structure

In addition to providing a natural protective barrier for the eyes against foreign bodies, eyelashes have an aesthetic function. Eyelashes are separate from all other hairs in the body and do not contain a hair root muscle, and unlike many other hairs, they are not affected by androgens (Jones, D., 2011).

How to Take Care Of Eyelashes

  • In order to have healthy eyelashes, remove the dirt and make-up around your eyes and eyelashes with gentle movements with the help of a sponge while cleaning your make-up before going to bed. Do not put pressure on your lashes, both when putting on makeup and cleaning.
  • Choose care products with proven effectiveness that lengthen your lashes and increase their density.
  • Eyelash care products should be applied in accordance with the instructions. When an unexpected effect such as eye irritation or itching is observed, you should wash your eye area with plenty of water and stop using the product.

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Causes of Eyelash Loss

Make up:

Continuous use of cosmetic products in women can damage the eyelash structure.

Waterproof mascaras and eyelash shapers used on eyelashes cause the eyelashes to weaken and fall off over time, and even the eyelashes break off during makeup removal.

In some people, as a result of cosmetic allergy, it has been found that mascara causes the eyelashes to fall out. You should avoid using make-up products that are out of date or have poor quality.


A stye, called hordeolum in medicine, is an inflammation of the eyelid. It may occur as a result of an allergy or an infection. Some people also experience eyelash loss with a stye. Fortunately, after the stye heals and the symptoms disappear, the lashes also come back.

Alopecia areata (Ringworm):

Ringworm, which is called alopecia areata in medical language, is the loss of all hair in the body or only one area (usually in the form of a patch).

Thyroid diseases:

The hormones secreted by the thyroid gland are very important for the general health of our body. More or less secretion of thyroid hormones can also affect weight, digestion, sleep patterns, skin, hair and eyelashes. Thyroid diseases have various symptoms, one of which may be the loss of eyelashes.