Losing eyelashes and eyebrows is a common problem. We have all had times where we saw ourselves in the mirror one day and suddenly noticed some holes in an area. As you know, today it is very important to have whole well-defined eyebrows and the look requires a special kind of attraction.
But what do you do if yours is already getting thinner? Loss of hair from eyebrows and eyelashes can be due to various conditions, which we will explain below, but rest assured that it is almost always temporary and with the right treatment you can get over it. Pay attention to what you need to do.
1. What is hair loss in the eyebrow or eyelash area?
As we said earlier, loss of eyebrows or eyelashes is almost always temporary. However, it is important to first find out what is causing it in order to identify the most appropriate course of treatment. Let’s look at some of the factors that can cause this problem:
There are times when you probably victims feel more stressed than usual. Your metabolism changes, cortisol levels in your body go up and down and it affects many of your body functions. It is common to experience the annoying hair loss in your eyebrows and eyelashes .
Eczema or local dermatitis
In the case of eczema, this is a more serious problem and requires the intervention of a dermatologist. Eczema is a disease that usually causes chronic redness, itching and discomfort. It often also affects the area around the eyelid, resulting in hair loss from eyebrows and eyelashes. Follow your doctor’s advice: eczema should be treated with the right medication, which should also stop your annoying problem of hair loss.
Be careful with hair removal
Of course we refer to tweezing or waxing your eyebrows here. Sometimes, when you pull a hair out of the root, it can take longer than usual to grow back, and it could even take up to two weeks before you can see the hair again. So you may be better off using caution when tweezing, and be careful not to overdo it. You should also keep in mind that hair can only grow back a “limited” number of times before it disappears forever, so if you over-pick those eyebrows, you may even end up losing them.
Certain medications for arthritis, for example, can cause hair loss from the eyebrows or eyelashes. If you have any questions about the side effects of medications that you are taking or have been prescribed, you should check with your doctor. It is worth it.
Changes in metabolism
With age, your metabolism slows down and it makes it easier to suffer from imbalances that lead to hair loss. The follicles are less stimulated, which means that hair growth is slower. The eyelashes, for example, tend to fall off faster than they can form again.
2. How to treat hair loss in eyebrows and eyelashes
Treatment of eyebrows
- Increase your daily intake of folic acid, minerals such as sulfur and vitamins A, B3 and E. What foods can you find them in? Check the following:
- Brewer’s yeast
- Rosemary oil and castor oil : They can both be used and are easy to find, either in regular grocery stores or health food stores. All you need to do is moisten a cotton ball with the oil, and massage it into the eyebrows every morning and evening. Doing this every day will stimulate the growth of your eyebrows
Treatment for eyelashes
- Massage with olive oil : You can do this before going to bed. Just moisten a cotton ball with a little olive oil and moisten the hair roots of the eyelashes. It’s very simple!
- Vaseline : When you get home in the evening, the first thing you need to do is remove all traces of mascara and end makeup from your eyes and eyelashes. Then dip with a little Vaseline and massage it in. This stimulates the growth of stronger and thicker eyelashes.
- Chamomile : How about we make some chamomile tea? Pay attention to the following steps.
- 1 bag of chamomile tea, or 20 grams of the dried herb
- ½ cup water (100 ml)
- Bring the water to a boil and add the chamomile. Let it simmer for 15 minutes. Let it cool slightly, but the tea should still be warm when you get it on your eyelashes. Moisten the tip of a cotton swab and run it over your eyelashes. Do this daily after removing your makeup.
- Castor Oil : As you already know, castor oil is great for treating hair loss in this part of the body because it stimulates the growth of new hair. All you have to do is follow a simple ritual: every night, moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of castor oil and dab it gently on around your eyelashes. In a few weeks you will see the result. It is fantastic!