Your Mascara Is Destroying Your Lashes: Here’s What You Should Do About It

Mascara provides a short-term boost to your eyelashes, but is it doing more harm than good?

Most women use mascara as a convenient way to make their eyelashes appear thicker, fuller, and in some cases, longer. No matter what your personal style is, a bit of mascara can make your eyes stand out and look and feel more attractive.

In the short-term, it may work fine, but long-term, it may be damaging your lashes and skin.

How Mascara Harms Your Lashes

Mascara works by applying a coat of pigment to your eyelashes. Depending on the nature of the product, it may also apply additional effects, like waterproofing your lashes.

There are several issues that can arise under different circumstances, including:

  • Infection. Old mascara can result in an infection, harming both your lash follicles and your eyes.
  • Dry and brittle lashes. Over time, mascara can make your eyelashes dryer, and more brittle—especially if left on overnight.
  • Eyelash loss. Using mascara every day and leaving it on too long can make your eyelashes weaker, leading to lash loss.
  • Skin damage from removal. Aggressively removing mascara can lead to skin damage, dry skin, and signs of aging.

What to Do

Fortunately, there are some steps that can help you minimize the damage—and still use mascara when you want:

  • Wear mascara less frequently. The obvious option here is to wear mascara less frequently—like once or twice a week instead of every day.
  • Remove mascara gently and before going to bed. Always remove your mascara before going to bed for the night, and do it gently to prevent skin damage.
  • Buy better-quality mascara. Cheap mascara can contain problematic ingredients, like aluminum powder and propylene glycol. Make an investment by buying a better product.
  • Use an eyelash volumizer. Finally, use a natural eyelash volumizing serum to promote healthier, fuller lashes.

Our eyelash volumizer contains natural ingredients, including vitamin E, CoQ10 (an enzyme and antioxidant), a complex of amino acids, and squalene, which is derived from vegetables. Give it a try to combat the effects of excessive mascara use.