Conditions that affect eyelashes
Eyelashes are susceptible to be affected by conditions triggered by environmental factors, mainly because most of the people have the bad habit of rubbing their eyes with their hands unclean, it favors the spread of bacteria and infections on the hair follicles and the pores of the eyelids. Here you will find information about some conditions that are harmful for the health of eyelashes.
Styes or Blepharitis
Sty is the name for an inflammation of the eyelids which is due to an abscess, which means accumulation of fat in that part of the eye or inside the hair follicles (place where eyelashes are originated and developed). This condition is generally caused by infectious bacteria, which reach the eye by contact with dirty hands. As soon as you fell itching and burning it is important for you to apply hot compresses but do not use homemade remedies which instead of helping on the healing of the condition they could just worsen it.
The best option is this case would be to have an appointment with the ophthalmologist, a medical specialist which will evaluate the condition of the disease and will determine the required treatment, after making a laboratory cultivation of the exudation of styes.
The edge of the eyelid has very small orifices which segregate fat in a natural way, if the production exceeds the normal levels it produces an adherence between eyelashes with the appearance of white scales, after a while eyelashes start to fall. This illness can be associated to nutritional disorders or to hormonal disorders, therefore it is very frequent among teenagers.
The referred fat is the nourishment of the fungus which is the causative agent for common dandruff, this fungus is known with the name of Pityrosporum ovale, which tends up to disappear if the emergence is controlled right on time. However it is helpful for you to wash your eyelids with neutral soap and warm water if you think you have this condition, it will help to decrease the amount of fat.
Eyelashes, although they are not the center of attention they still need come cares, here are some tips to take a good care of them:
- Although you have the custom of applying makeup on your eyelashes, it is very convenient to brush them in a daily basis with a special comb and extend over them a thin layer of Vaseline, castor oil or any type of strengthening cream specially designed to favor the growth of eyelashes, you should be careful with the amount of product in order to prevent irritations caused by the contact of the eye with the product.
- Blink with frequency, some say that it can help when the growth process of eyelashes is too slow, since it can speed it up, although there is the disadvantage of the emergence of “crow's feet”. To prevent them there are creams made with keratin and castor oil which nourish and hydrate the skin strengthening it.