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Why Are My Eyelashes Falling Out? 7 Reasons Why Your Eyelashes Are Falling Out

Dec 23, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

Why Are My Eyelashes Falling Out? 7 Reasons Why Your Eyelashes Are Falling Out

Did you know that eyelashes are one of the most delicate parts of the eyes? Yes, eyelashes are fragile little hairs that can easily snap off and break without hydration and care. Even just a simple rubbing of the eyes can cause eyelashes to break. However, it is important to check if your eyelashes are falling out at a faster pace with a noticeable gap on your lash line. This may be due to the accelerated shedding of eyelashes. So, if you wake up with scattered lashes across the pillow, it could be an alarming situation that definitely needs a close check. 

Knowing the causes of the eyelash fallout can help us eliminate the problem from the root cause.

7 Reasons Why Your Eyelashes Are Falling Out

If your once lush set of lashes is lacking volume and growth, check out these common causes below which are the main culprits for lash fallout.


Stress is one of the major causes of eyelash loss. This can accelerate lash shedding. Stress and anxiety can push the lash follicle into dormant (telogen phase) which can cause lashes to fall out. But, the good news is when stressors are managed in the right way, the lashes will grow back and will not respond to shedding. We all go through stress in our daily lives but is it important to manage it well to keep stress at bay.

Irritation from false eyelashes or lash extensions

Irritation from falsies is one of the major causes which may trigger the lash line. This mainly happens if you are dolloping glue constantly onto your sensitive lash line. So, you need to be careful when using falsies. Instead, focus on growing your lashes naturally and ditch the falsies forever! 

Lash extensions are a great idea to get fuller, luscious, and pretty lashes in no time. But, it is important to take regular routine care for maintaining lash extension with proper cleansing and hydrating routine to avoid irritation which may cause your natural lashes to break and fall out.

Rubbing the eyes harshly

Do you get up in the morning and rub your eyes? Well, this is the most common scenario with most of us. This may cause the lashes to fall out. Avoid rubbing your eyes and be gentle with your eyes. An occasional itchy mostly likely won't do much harm but constantly tugging and rubbing the eyes with fingers and palms can damage the eyelids and may cause the lashes to fall out.

Underlying health condition

Your eyelashes may continue to fall at a faster pace if you have an underlying health condition. This may occur in cases of- 

  • Autoimmune disorders like alopecia area
  • Endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism 

It is important to rectify these causes to prevent eyelash fallout.

External eyelid infection

Eyelash fallout may also occur due to external eyelid infection. This mainly occurs due to the clogging of lash follicles which causes lashes to fall out.  Some of the common eyelid infections are blepharitis, fungal infection, bacterial infection like pink eye or conjunctivitis, dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, stye, or chalazion. These all problems lead to swelling, redness, burning, and itching of eyelids which cause lashes to fall out.

Irritation from eye makeup products.

Some people may experience loss of lashes due to irritation of eye makeup like eyeliner, mascara, or eyeshadow. It is important to use the right quality of makeup. If irritation of the eye from makeup products in the initial stages is neglected, it can cause complications like contact dermatitis leading to lash loss.

Sleeping with makeup on

No matter how tired you are, it is always important to remove all your makeup before you sleep at night. Sleeping with makeup on can dry out your lashes overnight which can lead to eyelash breakage.

Prevention of eyelash fallout

Here are some ways to prevent eyelash fallout 

  • Avoid mental and physical stressors and manage them with coping strategies
  • Remove all your eye makeup at bedtime
  • Maintain a healthy lash routine by cleansing and hydrating them
  • Use natural lash mascara with PRO-Vitamin B5 which boosts eyelash growth
  • Incorporate natural eyelash serum to hydrate and condition lash
  • Use eyelash oil to boost lash growth 

These tips will not only help in preventing eyelash fallout but also helps in boosting lash growth. 

Pamper your lashes and they will love you back with beautiful and eye-capturing looks.