How Does Age Affect Eyelashes?
Whilst we are only too aware of how much aging affects our bodies we rarely factor in whether there is any impact on growing eyelashes. Unfortunately as we age the thickness and length of our eyelashes tends to diminish. Often resulting in thinning, brittle and short eyelashes, no longer giving us the ability to grow longer eyelashes naturally to create that beautiful dense framework for our eyes we have had in the past.
The reason this occurs is because your eyelash growth phase becomes shorter as you age, therefore reducing the time for growing eyelashes to become longer or to replace those ones which have fallen out. Another disadvantage is that eyelashes start to lose pigment in the same way that the hair on your head goes grey. Also hormonal changes associated with menopause can inhibit normal eyelash regrowth.
However all of this dire news does not mean you should give up hope there are lots of ways to improve and have longer eyelashes. Obviously you can use mascara to darken and add some length and volume. The best way to do this is to brush upwards from the root until the lashes are adequately covered. It is suggested that you use a mascara containing emollients which will nourish and protect your eyelashes from further breakage. Use a gentle makeup remover containing moisturizer to remove the mascara before going to bed. False eyelashes are another alternate option but long term use of these is not recommended.
If you really want to restore and grow longer eyelashes on a more permanent basis it is worthwhile considering the use of a good eyelash enhancer. These have become more popular in recent years after undergoing clinical trials and tests to ensure they actually do the job they promise. Some products such as Latisse are only available on prescription and have also been known to have side effects, such as darkening of the eyelid, an addition of brown pigment to the iris and hair growth in other areas that have been exposed to the product.
But not all eyelash enhancers are this radical; Idol Lash is one of the newer products that is rapidly gaining popularity with its safe natural ingredients and positive results of being able to grow longer eyelashes that are thicker and longer within 2 – 4 weeks. Factor in the reasonable price tag and it’s not surprising that Idol Lash eye enhancer is in so much demand.
If none of the above options for growing eyelashes appeal to you, eyelash extensions provide another choice, read more about eyelash extensions at Wikipedia. Unfortunately these can be costly as you need to have them added by a professional beautician in a salon. The initial application for eyelash extensions can cost around $300 with subsequent visits costing up to $100 to replace the eyelashes that fall out. Whilst eyelash extensions can look very effective they still fall out within 2-3 months. Before undertaking any eyelash extension treatment make sure you discuss potential side effects or whether there is any risk involved prior to starting any treatment.
There is no denying eyelash extensions can achieve a natural look yet still dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes. They are usually made from human hair or a specific synthetic fibre and can be curved to seem like natural eyelashes. The eyelashes are individually placed to your own eyelashes to add thickness and length.
So whether you opt for mascara, eyelash enhancer or eyelash extensions you have plenty of options for restoring your eyelashes to their former glory.