Most people desire having long and thick eyelashes to help enhance their eyes and face. For people suffering from eyelash loss, maintaining this desired eyelash look can be difficult and disconcerting. Eyelashes naturally fall out from time to time, just as hair that grows anywhere else on the body does, but eyelashes can fall out for other reasons. Noticeable and frequent eyelash loss, otherwise known as madarosis, is a common condition and can be caused for a number of reasons.

Poor Beauty Habits

Loss of eyelashes could simply be caused by having bad beauty habits and routines. This includes falling asleep with eye makeup on, using too much mascara, wearing false lashes, etc. It is also important to be cautious when removing eye-makeup. It is recommended to use a gentle eye-makeup remover to clean the area around your eyes without having to aggressively rub off makeup.

Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety have the power to affect your body in many ways. When you are under a tremendous amount of stress or experiencing anxiety, your bodily functions fluctuate, which can cause eyelash loss. People suffering from extreme stress or anxiety may experience to urge to pull out their own hair, also known as trichotillomania. To reduce eyelash loss associated with stress and anxiety, it is recommended to find alternative ways for the overwhelming energy to be discharged.

Medical Condition

Excessive eyelash loss may also be caused by an underlying medical condition. For example, those with alopecia areata, scleroderma, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or lupus often experience excessive eyelash loss as a side effect. If you are losing eyelashes from medical reasons, your doctor may be able to treat the underlying cause, with the possibility of  returning to normal eyelash growth


Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids and usually affects where eyelashes grow. This condition can cause your eyelashes to fall out or grow abnormally. Blepharitis is associated with different causes, but is commonly caused by an allergy, infection, or trauma. If you have one or more of the blepharitis symptoms, it is recommended to see your doctor to help reduce the severity of symptoms.

There are a number of other reasons and causes for why you are experiencing eyelash loss. Small changes to your daily habits can help reduce excessive eyelash loss. If you want the long, luxurious lashes people desire to have, we are here to help! We are conveniently located just off I-485, exit 52 in Matthews, minutes away from Charlotte. Headline Studio LLC has a Certified Eyelash Extension Professional on staff. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.