Lashes are often considered to be a universal sign of beauty. Lashes can be associated with greater confidence, attractiveness, and well-being. We all want long, thick, dark, and dramatic lashes to make our eyes pop. But lashes go beyond beauty. They are an essential part of your lid margin anatomy (the edge of your eyelids).
Your eyelashes are a barrier between your eyes’ external and internal environment and are highly sensitive to irritants and threats. They also act as sensors and trigger a blink reflex if a foreign object is near your eye. This prevents injury and protects your eyes from harmful particles.
We know this and don’t want our lashes to stop growing. How long does it take for them back to grow? It takes about six weeks if your eyelids or follicles are not damaged; it may take longer if your eyelashes are pulled out.
At What Age Do Eyelashes Stop Growing ?
Most of us have 50 to 75 eyelashes distributed in three rows along our lower eyelids. The top eyelids are composed of between 100 and 150 eyelashes, which are distributed along five to six rows.
The same aging processes that affect our scalps also occur to our eyelashes: they lose dimension, density, and pigmentation drops. They become straighter, with less of an outward and upward curve.
Our lashes and eyebrows are like every other hair on our bodies. They grow from our follicles. These follicles have less sebum production, which causes our lashes to become dry and fragile. Moreover, the moisture in our eyelashes and the skin around them isn’t as intense.
Menopause-related hormonal changes can make our follicles less intense, causing a decrease or complete stoppage in lash growth.
Other factors that contribute to Lash Loss
Other factors that can cause lash loss include:
- Stress (telogen effluvium)
- Avoid using harsh products that can irritate the eye area.
- Thyroid disease and other medical conditions.
- Certain medications and treatments (i.e., chemotherapy).
- You can damage your skin and cause your lashes to fall off by rubbing or scrubbing too hard.
Talk to your doctor if you suspect your lash loss problem may be related to a more severe condition.
How Fast Do Eyelashes Grow ?
A single eyelash’s lifespan can range from 4 to 11 months. The life cycle of an eyelash is composed of three phases or stages: anagen (or catagen) and telogen (or telogen).
- Growth phase Every eyelash follicle experiences a four-to-10-week growth phase at an average daily rate of 0.12 to 1.14 millimeters.
- The catagen (degradation phase) — Your lashes will stop growing during the catagen phase for approximately two to three weeks. Also, this is when hair follicles begin to shrink. This stage is when your lash may lose its elasticity. It will take longer for it to grow back.
- Telogen phase — This is the last stage before your lash grows back. It can last anywhere from four to nine months.
The life span of your lash is shorter than that of the hair growing from your scalp. Experts believe this is because the anagen phase on your head lasts for up to four years.
How Fast Does Eyelashes Grow Back ?
There are many strategies women use to improve the health of their eyelashes.
As we age, our bodies lose more of their nutrient-absorbing capacity. Our hair and lashes, which are non-essential, are the last places our bodies receive nutrients from our food. We recommend enhancing your diet using Better Not Younger’s Significant other Hair, Skin, and Nails Supplement.
Fortifying gummies are rich in vitamins and minerals that will help your lash grow, such as:
- Vitamin A Helps your skin produce sebum
- Biotin is vital for hair care
- Iron: It improves oxygen delivery to cells
- Zinc: Bolsters follicle function
- Vitamin D This sun vitamin can increase the lash thickness
- Vitamin E An antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress
A Lash-Friendly Diet
It can make a big difference in how your lashes look.
Your levels of biotin, protein, and other essential building blocks for your hair and lashes will be increased by adding eggs to your diet. Consider increasing your non-heme iron intake through spinach, beans, lentils, and beans. You can also get heme iron through oysters or beef.