Top Three Reasons Your Eyelashes Lose Volume

There are a number of reasons that your eyelashes might lose volume or fall out. Some eyelash loss is naturally occurring, and sometimes it is related to environmental or lifestyle factors, such as rubbing your eyes frequently. But there are some things that specifically cause eyelashes to fall out. Here are the top three most common reasons.

Thyroid Conditions

A malfunctioning thyroid can cause a significant amount of volume loss in the eyelashes. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism have both been linked to eyelash and hair loss. While thyroid conditions can be treated, often you will lose significant amounts of eyelashes before the problem is discovered, and it can take quite some time for them to grow back.


Blepharitis is a condition of the eyelid. It is caused by the bacteria from the skin getting into the eye and causing inflammation. This is also a treatable condition, but it will cause you to lose eyelashes. You might also lose eyelashes if you have an eyelid tumor, sty, or other inhibitor to your eyelash growth.

Chemical Allergy to Mascara

Some people have an allergy to chemicals used in mascara. Different brands of mascara use different chemicals, so if you are allergic to one brand, it may be safe to use another. Using mascara that you are allergic to will cause your eyelashes to fall out at an alarming rate. Many people are allergic to these chemicals.

If you have lost eyelash volume due to these or any other causes, we can help. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you have full, lovely eyelashes that last for a long time. Contact us today for an appointment.