How Many Eyelashes Do You Lose a Day? Asking for a Friend

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How Many Eyelashes Do You Lose a Day? Asking for a Friend

You might be wondering if losing eyelashes every day is normal. You have an average of 200 to 300 eyelashes in each eye to help keep out dust and debris, so it’s totally fine to lose a few lashes here or there. 

Specifically, you lose one to four eyelashes every day. There’s no need to worry—every time a lash falls out naturally, there’s already one growing to take its place. Still, you can optimize your lash growth by taking proper care of your lashes and general wellness. 

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ForChics is here to teach you why your lashes may be falling out more frequently and how you can help put a stop to it. 

Why Are My Lashes Falling Out?

Stress, over-curling your lashes, and waterproof mascara are just some of the reasons you may be losing more than four lashes per day. Read on to discover the potential causes of eyelash shedding and how you can avoid them.

Stress 

Stress can cause you to lose eyelash hair, just like it can cause the hair on your head to shed more frequently. If you notice that you’re losing more than one to four lashes each day, first look at your stress levels to find the cause. If you’ve been having a stressful week, some simple relaxation techniques may help stop your eyelashes from shedding. 

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Meditation, aromatherapy, and deep breathing techniques are all ways you can calm down from the stressors in your daily life. 

Using Eyelash Curlers

Eyelash curlers can make your lashes look longer, help your eyes look more open, and make your mascara pop. However, incorrect usage can accidentally pull out a few lashes. Make sure you use your curler before applying mascara. Using an eyelash curler after applying mascara can make your lashes stick to the curler.  

Also, always make sure that you are curling your lashes with a clean curler. If you haven’t cleaned the curler, bacteria could potentially get into your eye.

Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara can be a lifesaver at the beach or at events where you know you’re going to shed a tear or two, but try to avoid using it every day.  

Waterproof mascara can dry out your lashes more than regular mascara. It can also be hard to remove, and rubbing your lashes too hard could pull them out.

Removing Eye Makeup

Whether you’re wearing waterproof mascara or regular mascara, aggressively rubbing your eyes to remove your makeup is never a great idea. Find an oil-based makeup remover that lets you gently remove your makeup with a cotton pad.

Hold the cotton on your eye for a few seconds to loosen the mascara and make it easier to remove. Try to avoid rubbing as much as possible. Start your removal process at the root of the lashes, gently wiping downward. 

Sleeping With Mascara On

Always remember to remove your makeup before bed—and we mean all of your makeup.

Mascara hardens your lashes, which means they can be damaged if you sleep on them. Remove your mascara and go to bed with soft lashes that aren’t prone to breakage. If you can, try to sleep on your back so that your eyes are not rubbing against your pillow. 

Apply ForChics’s Eyelash Enhancing Serum after taking off your mascara to give your lashes the protein and vitamins they need for optimal growth.

False Lashes And Extensions

Oil-based remover isn’t just great for mascara. To remove false eyelashes, let some oil-based makeup remover sit on your lash line for a few seconds. This will help loosen the lash glue, so your falsies can slide right off. 

If you have lash extensions, wait for them to shed out on their own instead of trying to remove them yourself. If you need them out ASAP, go to your lash technician to have them removed professionally. Lash extensions are applied using hyper-strong glue, and your technician will have a special remover to take them out in a healthy way. Never try to pull them out yourself. 

Diet 

What you eat plays a role in your eyelash health. Poor diet may cause your lashes to break or fall out prematurely. A healthy, mature eyelash has a life cycle of about six months. To ensure that your lashes reach their full maturity, eat a well-rounded diet with protein and vitamins.    

Shedding Seasons 

There are two ‘shedding seasons’ during the year when it’s totally normal to lose more than the average one to four lashes per day. If you lose a few extra lashes in the spring or winter, here’s how you can help prevent it.

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Spring 

You sweat more during the spring because the weather gets warmer and more humid. When you sweat, oil from your skin can drip into your eyes and irritate them, making you want to rub your eyes. If you’re outside sweating or working out at the gym, try using a sweatband to catch your sweat before it reaches your eyes.

Winter 

A cozy winter chill can make lashes more brittle and more likely to break. Use ForChic’s Eyelash Enhancing Serum for much-needed support during the cold winter months to help your lashes stay hydrated. 

These colder months can also dry out your eyes, making you want to rub them. Investing in a humidifier for your home or office can help keep your eyes hydrated, so you avoid the urge to rub them. Keeping eye drops around can also be super helpful. 

Conclusion

There’s no need to fret if you see a lost eyelash or two—your body is already growing a new lash to take its place. Just close your eyes, make a wish, and blow that lost lash into the wind.

If you notice that you’re losing more than four lashes a day, these tips and tricks will help reduce your lost lashes and boost your overall lash health. 




Sources:

How many eyelashes do you lose in a day | Seek Pretty

How Many Eyelashes Do You Lose a Day? | More Than Glam

Eyelash Shedding Season | RM Lash and Beauty