Torn Out Eyelashes? 12 Tips on How to Grow Them Back Again

Torn Out Eyelashes? 12 Tips on How to Grow Them Back Again

Have you been fiddling with your eyelashes or eyelash extensions? Did you pull out and lose some of them? We’ll tell you how your eyelashes can grow back with the right eyelash care.


10 Reasons for Torn Out Eyelashes

  1. Mechanical stress: This is one of the most common reasons. Improper makeup removal, especially rubbing your eyes vigorously with makeup remover or makeup remover wipes, can cause eyelashes to fall out.
  2. The pillow is to blame: No, actually it’s more the positioning of the head on the pillow. If you press your face into the pillow while sleeping, the eyelashes are subjected to mechanical stress and can break more easily.
  3. Eyelash curler: Improper use of an eyelash curler or poor-quality, worn-out curlers can break or pull-out eyelashes.
  4. Mascara: Applying and removing mascara requires caution. Clumping, overloading with mascara, or neglecting to clean can weaken and break lashes.
  5. False Eyelashes: Improper application or removal of false eyelashes can result in natural eyelashes being damaged or pulled out.
  6. Eye Rubbing: Frequent rubbing of the eyes due to allergies, dryness, or other irritating factors can strain the eyelashes and cause them to fall out.
  7. Unfavorable cosmetic products: Using low-quality or irritating eye cosmetic products can affect the health of the eyelashes and weaken them.
  8. Stress and poor diet: General health factors such as stress and an unbalanced diet can affect eyelash growth.
  9. Medications: Certain medications can cause unwanted side effects, including eyelash loss.
  10. Infections or skin problems: Eye infections or skin problems around the eyes can negatively affect eyelash growth.

If the eyelashes are missing due to mechanical influence, you will achieve the quickest success with a good eyelash serum.

However, there are several measures you can take to combat torn out eyelashes and promote eyelash growth.

With these 12 care tips, your eyelashes will grow back again

  1. Gentle cleansing: Use gentle eye make-up removers, such as protein remover pads, and do not rub too hard to avoid eyelash breakage.

When removing your eye makeup, it’s important to be careful with cotton pads or makeup remover wipes, as excessive rubbing and rubbing can cause further eyelash loss. Always use pads or wipes that contain mild and natural ingredients.

After removing make-up, it is advisable to gently vaseline or a nourishing oil, e.g. apply almond oil, olive oil or coconut oil or use an eyelash growth serum. This measure protects the eyelashes from breaking and increases their flexibility. It is particularly effective to care for your eyelashes after showering or bathing, as the pores open due to the warm steam.

  1. Avoid using eyelash curlers: Be careful when using an eyelash curler, especially if it is not used correctly. If you use it, make sure it is in good condition. An eyelash curler with a built-in comb helps with proper application because it separates while gently shaping.
  2. High-quality mascara: Invest in high-quality mascara products that won’t strain or dry out your lashes. Make sure to change your mascara regularly to prevent bacterial growth.
  3. Mascara Removal: Carefully remove mascara using a mild eye makeup remover without rubbing harshly.
  4. Care with false eyelashes: If you have few eyelashes, reduce the use of false eyelashes or eyelash extensions to protect the remaining natural lashes. Use eyelash growth serum for at least 4 weeks before you start using false eyelashes or extensions again.
  5. Avoid rubbing your eyes: Avoid rubbing your eyes to minimize the risk of eyelash loss due to friction. It is better to massage the eyelids with almond, olive or coconut oil every now and then. Gently stroking and lightly massaging your eyelashes stimulates eyelash growth while at the same time relaxing your eyes and eyelids. In addition, nutrient supply is improved, especially if you use almond or coconut oil. These oils contain biotin and healthy fatty acids.
  6. Brushing the eyelashes: Get an extra eyelash brush. You can use this to remove dust and dirt from between your eyelashes. Dirt particles clog the base of the eyelashes, can even inflame them and thereby inhibit eyelash growth.

If you use an eyelash brush regularly, you will stimulate blood circulation and achieve an effect similar to an eyelid massage.

  1. Healthy diet: Eyelashes are hair and they also need nutrients to grow. Vitamin A, B, C, E, proteins and minerals such as magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron and copper are essential to rebuild the structure of the eyelashes. You can find all of this in the following foods:
  • Green vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, spinach
  • Fruits: mango, grapefruit, avocado
  • Vegetable oils: coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil
  • Vegetable proteins in legumes: peas, beans, soybeans, lupins, peanuts
  1. Eyelash serums: You can use special eyelash serums that can help promote eyelash growth and strengthen lashes.

  1. Pillow trap: Be careful not to press your eyelashes into the pillow. Stomach sleepers have a hard time in this regard ! The best method – also against wrinkles – is to sleep on your back.
  2. Ophthalmological examination: If you notice excessive eyelash loss or other eye problems, you should consult an ophthalmologist to rule out possible medical causes.
  3. Patience: Keep in mind that eyelash growth can take time. Be patient and take good care of them as they grow back. If you are not the most patient person, then there is a faster solution for your eyelash growth: the eyelash serum with the active ingredient of the tissue hormone prostaglandin. Depending on the quality and other ingredients, you may notice after 4-6 weeks that your eyelashes are growing back and becoming thicker.

The speed and growth of eyelashes is largely determined by genetics, with the active growth phase typically lasting between 30 and 45 days.

It is important to note that not all methods work the same for everyone. What works for one person may not produce the same results for another because the reasons are different. It is therefore advisable to try different approaches and seek professional advice if necessary to achieve the best result for your individual situation.


To avoid tearing out eyelashes, it is important to be gentle and careful with your eyes, use high-quality cosmetic products, take regular breaks from wearing eyelash extensions or false eyelashes, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. If problems persist or excessive eyelash loss occurs, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist or ophthalmologist to rule out possible medical causes.

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