Eyelashes not only accentuate the eyes but serve the purpose of keeping debris from entering and injuring the eye, so it is essential to keep eyelashes healthy. Eyelashes have a natural cycle of growing and falling out – continuously replacing themselves. This cycle lasts about 6-10 weeks. The average person loses five eyelashes per day. If you have noticed an increase in lash loss, there may be a medical reason that needs to be addressed.

Some of the reasons you may be losing eyelashes at a higher than average rate:

  • Leaving eye make-up on overnight can cause the lashes to dry and prematurely fall out.
  • Aggressive rubbing to remove eye make-up
  • An allergy to any products used around the eye
  • Removing false lashes or eyelash extensions (glued lashes may be pulled out).
  • Clogged oil glands near the base of lashes (Blepharitis)
  • Improper or excess use of an eyelash curler.
  • There could also be an underlying medical condition that your lashes are falling out. In this case, it’s best to consult a doctor.

No matter the reason for the thinning lashes, most people want to know how to regain the long thick lashes they desire. Even if your lashes aren’t thinning, some people are still interested in how they can have the look of full and lengthy lashes naturally. There are a lot of tips and tricks to help grow out your eyelashes naturally. Whether it’s moisturizing them with various oils, making some simple lifestyle changes, or using a prescription lash serum (like Latisse), there are plenty of effective ways to make your eyelashes longer and thicker.

Natural Oils

There’s a lot of information out there about olive or coconut (liquid form) oil being able to improve the strength and length of your eyelashes. These natural oils soften and moisturize your eyelashes. It is recommended that these oils be applied daily at the lash line (where eyeliner is applied). Use a clean or disposable make-up brush for each application.

Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Eating a balanced diet that is full of essential nutrients can help you grow thicker, stronger, and more prominent hair, and this includes your eyelashes. Eating healthy food is vital, but drinking plenty of water is essential too. Staying hydrated helps you stay energetic and alert, but is also crucial for healthy skin and hair.

Avoid Eyelash Extensions

The simplest way to temporarily increase the length of your eyelashes is getting eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are a quick fix. Still, sometimes the glue used in the application process contains latex or formaldehyde that can damage your natural eyelashes with repetitive use leaving them weak. Check the glue your lash technician is using. Some people react to the glue, and that can cause allergic reactions and for your lashes to fall out.


The best way to grow long and thick lashes is not only keeping them healthy but also stimulating the growth of new lashes. Latisse is a lash serum that does just that! Latisse is a prescription lash serum that is the only treatment approved by the FDA for thin or sparse eyelashes. Using this prescription extends the growth period of the lashes resulting in thicker, denser, darker, and longer lashes. Those results can’t be reproduced with any non-prescription regimen.

Latisse is applied once a day. Results are noticeable at four weeks, with full results in four months. Latisse is not the answer for every person, such as those who are pregnant or have glaucoma. People with those conditions should use one of the other recommendations.

Those new lashes will keep growing as long as Latisse is used. If Latisse is discontinued, eyelashes will return to their previous appearance.

Start down the path towards longer, thicker, and darker lashes today. Take the first step and contact BodyLase for more information on Latisse or to schedule a consultation to see if it’s right for you. Call 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).