What Is Spring Lash Shedding?

April 27, 2023

What Is Spring Lash Shedding?

Spring is here and your eyelashes may be affected by it! Spring lash shedding is a phenomenon where people experience an increase in the amount of eyelashes falling out during the spring season in particular. This is a natural occurrence and even though it is cosmetically annoying it is usually nothing to be concerned about.

The reason for this increase in eyelash shedding during spring is not fully understood, but some experts believe it may be due to a change in weather and environmental factors. During spring, the air tends to be drier, which can cause the skin and hair to become dehydrated, but if this was the case wouldn’t you think that the winter months would still have the same effect on the lashes? Additionally, seasonal allergies can cause irritation and inflammation around the eyes, leading to increased lash shedding which is the more probable factor as to what causes it. This is why it's so important to use a lash serum - enter Lash Spell Enhancing Eyelash Serum to the rescue!

While spring lash shedding is typically not a cause for concern, if you notice a sudden and significant increase in the amount of lashes falling out, it may be a good idea to speak with a healthcare provider or a dermatologist, it could be something else, not just the season and can provide a deeper understanding on how to treat it.

How long does lash shedding last?

So the questions everyone wants to know are how long does lash shedding last, and how can it be prevented? Let’s address the first question, it usually lasts for a few weeks to a couple of months. The exact duration of lash shedding can vary from person to person and can depend on factors such as overall health, environmental factors, and genetics - so although it may start in the spring season, there is not a set time when your lashes will go back to normal. In most cases, the increased shedding of eyelashes during spring is temporary and should resolve on its own. However, if you notice that your lash shedding persists beyond a few months or if you are experiencing other symptoms such as redness, itching, or pain around the eyes, it is important to seek additional care.

How can I prevent lash shedding?

Now onto prevention! Since eyelash shedding is a natural occurrence, there is no guaranteed way to completely prevent spring eyelash shedding. However, there are some things you can do to help reduce the likelihood of excessive lash shedding and promote healthy lash growth:

  1. Be gentle when removing eye makeup: Be sure to use a gentle makeup remover and avoid rubbing or pulling at your lashes when removing mascara or eyeliner.

  2. Use a lash serum: Lash Spell can help to strengthen and nourish your lashes, reducing the likelihood of shedding.

  3. Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help keep your skin and lashes hydrated, which can help reduce lash shedding.

  4. Avoid rubbing your eyes: Rubbing or touching your eyes can irritate the skin and cause lash shedding. If you have allergies, be sure to take any necessary medication to control symptoms and avoid rubbing your eyes.

  5. Take care of your overall health: Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress levels can all contribute to overall health, which may help reduce lash shedding.

  6. Waterproof mascara: Take a break from your waterproof mascara during this time, it is harder to get off of your lashes and therefore a little rougher on the lash line.

Welp there you have it! And remember - everyone's lash cycles are different and can impact lash shedding as well - read more about lash cycles here