My eyelashes are relatively long, but over the years they seem to be not so denselyÂ packed as I remembered them to be as compared to when I was younger. I’m notÂ sure if I’m just being insecure and paranoid, but it seems that as I got older in age,Â my eyelash drops easily. This happens when I wash my face or remove my eyeÂ makeup. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of me being too rough when washing myÂ face, because I tend to be that. But I’ve also heard complaints of other people’sÂ eyelashes dropping due to certain eye cosmetics they’ve been using.
Certain cosmetics are too taxing for your eyelashes
Lining the waterline is a thing that some girls swear by as it makes your eyes lookÂ bigger in a natural way. I’ve even tried it myself, and I have to admit, I love the look.Â However, the only eyeliner I have is a liquid one, and it’s not advisable to use aÂ liquid eyeliner too close to the lash line as can irritate the glands there. For me, IÂ hardly ever use the eyeliner, so I don’t think it’s the culprit. Mascaras, on the otherÂ hand, are things that I can never do without. I’ve been told that using waterproofÂ and smudge-proof mascara every day is too drying and taxing on your eyelashesÂ and may increase the chances of them falling.
Ingredients in your eyeliner
For some people, the cause of irritation could simply be the ingredients used in theÂ eyeliner or mascara. I’ve read stories of people not being able to use a certain brand because itÂ gave them a severe case of an infected eye, and as soon as they change theÂ brand, they had no problems. If you use an eyeliner or mascara very frequently and you ï¬ndÂ that your waterline itches regularly, you could be allergic to some ingredients inÂ them.
Other possible reasons
Like I’ve mentioned, sometimes eyelashes dropping could be due to reasons likeÂ rubbing your eyes too much, or washing your face and removing your makeup tooÂ roughly. There has been times where I have little ‘bald’ spots on my lower lashÂ because when I was removing my mascara, I tugged too hard on them. It’s alwaysÂ been advised to be gentle when removing your eye makeup, but it’s so hard to beÂ gentle at times! Pencil eyeliners are also better than liquid ones because it tends toÂ be creamier and not so drying when applied near the roots of your lashes.Â Sometimes dryness could be the cause of eyelashes dropping out.
Refrain from using the culprits
Right now I try not to use mascara whenever possible. Sometimes I just curl themÂ so I look more wide-eyed without using mascara. I’ve also invested in mascarasÂ that are not waterproof or smudge resistant for days where I won’t be out for tooÂ long and reserve the waterproof and smudge-proof mascaras for specialÂ occasions. Abstaining from eyeliner is not a problem for me as I don’t use eyelinersÂ to start with.Â How about you? Are your eyeliners treating you well?