Thick, flirty lashes have always been coveted by men and women alike. They give a little drama and mystery to the eyes. Who doesn’t love the way beautiful, long, thick eyelashes look?
But they’re not just for beauty, they perform an important function by protecting your eyes from dust and debris. Thin eyelashes are common due to genetics, and as you age hormonal changes can cause your lashes to thin. The use of mascara, false eyelashes and lash extensions can put a strain on them also, causing them to fall out earlier than they should.
But, at Beauty Refined Dr. Tantawi has a solution for thin eyelashes and it’s called Latisse. Latisse is an FDA prescription medication that stimulates the growth of thicker, fuller lashes. With the use of this revolutionary product your lashes can be longer and thicker in 16 weeks, and stay that way as long as you use the product.
If you’re tired of trying to have thick, full lashes, by using a lot of mascara, applying false lashes or getting lash extensions, call or request a consultation today and have the thick, flirty lashes you’ve dreamed of having.
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What Causes Eyelashes to Thin?
Eyelashes are hair that grows inside of the eyelid. They may be long or short, sparse or dense, straight or curled – but they almost always look their best at a healthy length where they just peek out from under the upper eyelid when your eyes are open.
Sometimes though, you will find that your eyelashes are thinner or less dense than you’d like them to be. There are several reasons for this, but none of them are permanent.
Unfortunately, there is no real way to make your eyelashes longer without using an eyelash curler and mascara – but if they’re sparse, there are some things you can do to get the fullness that you want.
There are some medical reasons for eyelashes to be thin or sparse, but these tend to be rare. Most of the time, genetic tendencies towards sparse lashes run in families – but the good news is, that if your lashes are thinning on their own, there may not be anything wrong with you at all.
Dermatologists have an unofficial “Rule of 3” when it comes to causes for sparse eyelashes:
1) No inflammation – Infections, allergies, and other inflammations can cause eyelashes to fall out. This is why you should never rub or scratch your eyes.
2) No watery eyes – Watery eyes means that your eyelids are pulling away from your lashes, leaving them to fall out. This is common in people who use contact lenses, since the lenses carry bacteria and cause watery eyes.
3) No oily eyelid glands – These glands secrete oil that lubricates your eye lids so they can slide easily against each other. If these glands become overactive, they seep oil onto your lashes and prevent them from growing.
In addition to these three causes of sparse eyelashes, there are a few other issues that can contribute to thinning lashes:
1) Allergies – Using a makeup brush or mascara wand after someone with allergies has used it before will lead to itching, redness, and other irritation. These irritations can cause eyelashes to fall out because the inflammation makes them brittle.
2) Too much heat – Using a curling iron or straightener too close to your lash line will lead to lashes falling out due to the damage from the heat. This is avoidable by using the tools on your hair before applying them to your lashes.
3) EyeLash Extensions – If applied too close to the root of the eyelash, these extensions can damage your real eyelashes and cause them to fall out. This is avoidable if you get lash extensions done by a professional who knows how far away from the root they should be placed.
4) Lack of vitamins and minerals – The best source for getting the vitamins and minerals you need is from a good, healthy diet. If your dietary intake is low in something like biotin or zinc, that can lead to sparse lashes as well as other problems such as hair loss and dandruff. This is an issue that can be easily resolved by taking a multivitamin once per day.
5) Too much makeup – It’s important to remember that the lashes are hair, so applying too much makeup or using harsh products can lead to thinning or falling out. The best way to avoid this is to use only one type of mascara at a time, and make sure you clean your mascara wand between each application.
6) Hormonal changes – This is a common cause for thinning eyelashes in women who are pregnant or going through menopause. During these times, the body experiences large and rapid changes that can affect the lashes as well as other bodily functions like menstruation and breastfeeding. Though it may seem like a permanent issue, hormones also cause many other changes in the body – and once they get back under control, eyelash growth will return to normal.
Typically speaking, these causes don’t become evident until you’ve lost your lashes or there is damage to them due to overuse of cosmetic products. Whatever the reason for your sparse eyelashes, you should know that there is a revolutionary product for treating this problem.
Thin Eyelash Treatment
Latisse is an FDA approved treatment that helps you grow longer, fuller and darker eyelashes. It’s easy to apply. It comes with separate eyelash applicators that you use on each eyelash. Simply take out your contacts, if you wear them and apply Latisse to your upper lash. Repeat for the other side. You will begin to see results in as little as 4 weeks and will see a dramatic difference in 16 weeks, which is the life cycle of an eyelash. Continued use of Latisse will keep your new lush lash look going strong.
If you would like to find out more about how you can grow longer, fuller lashes call Beauty Refined today!