One of the most common factors that can lead to eyelash loss is an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in makeup, specifically mascara.. If this is the case changing to a hypoallergenic eye makeup product may solve the problem.
Thyroid disorders can effect general hair growth. Having a low function thyroid can cause eyelash hair loss. People who suffer from hypothyroidism (decreased function of the thyroid gland) can have an effect of causing small clumps of eyelashes to fall out. Once the thyroid condition has been medically treated (e.g. synthroid) the symptoms of eyelash loss will be reduced or eliminated.
Beds and other household furnishings are not the only places that mites live. Demodex folliculorum is a tiny mite that lives in human pores and hair follicles; often in the roots of eyelashes. Inflammation and infection often result when large numbers of these mites congregate in a single follicle. If too many mites have buried into the same follicle it can cause the eyelash to fall out. This condition should also be treated by a physician.
Excessive rubbing and plucking of the eyelashes will eventually result in eyelash loss and can hinder the growth of new eyelashes. A well known compulsive disorder is Trichotillomania (TTM) that causes sufferers to compulsively pull out scalp, body, eyelash and eyebrow hair. Habit reversal training, coupled with appropriate medication, has been shown to be a successful solution to TTM. Habit Reversal Training is a form of therapy that doctors use to train the individual to learn to recognize habit impulses and be able to redirect them.
Some prescription drugs will help solve ailments but can have a side effect that includes hair loss, specifically eyelash loss. Some well documented examples are:
Aging is one of the more common causes of eyelash loss. Hormonal changes in a woman's body beyond menopause can lead to a reduction in hair growth that includes eyelashes. HRT therapy can help slow down eyelash loss.
The Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel can help make the most of eyelashes during any of the above conditions. The Talika product does not, however, solve any of the underlying medical conditions but makes the most of the eyelashes that are left and encourages new eyelash growth.
Witch Hazel - anti-inflammatory, healing and softening effect
Allantoin - moisturizes the eyelash