How to stop pulling eyelashes out

How to stop pulling eyelashes out

Why do people pull out their eyelashes?

There are a few different reasons why people may pull out their eyelashes. For some, it may be a nervous habit they’ve developed over time. Others may do it because they’re trying to relieve stress or anxiety. Some people may also pull out their eyelashes due to an underlying medical condition, such as trichotillomania or OCD.

If you’re struggling to stop pulling out your eyelashes, there are a few things you can do to help break the habit. First, try to identify what’s causing you to pull out your lashes in the first place. If it’s due to stress or anxiety, consider finding healthy coping mechanisms, such as exercise, journaling, or talking to a therapist. If you have an underlying medical condition, treatment can help lessen the urge to pull out your lashes. You can also try wearing false lashes or using lash serums to help encourage lash growth.

The physical and emotional consequences of eyelash pulling

Besides the obvious cosmetic concerns, many physical and emotional consequences are associated with eyelash pulling.

Some of the physical consequences can include:

-Bald spots where eyelashes have been pulled out

-Infection from bacteria on the fingers or nails

-Damage to the natural lash line, which can lead to lashes not growing back

-Constant itching and irritation around the eyes

-Dry eyes from constant rubbing

-Headaches or migraines from the stress of eyelash pulling

The emotional consequences can be just as severe and can include the following:

-Anxiety or stress


-Low self-esteem or body image issues

-Isolation or withdrawal from social activities

-Difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks

How to stop pulling eyelashes out

Identify the triggers

Identifying the triggers is one of the first steps to stopping pulling eyelashes out. What sets off the urge to pull? Is it stress? Boredom? Certain situations or places? Identifying the triggers can help you to be more aware of when the urge to pull is likely to strike and take steps to avoid those situations if possible. If you can’t avoid the triggering situation, try to have a distraction ready (e.g., a fidget toy) that you can turn to instead of pulling.

Find a replacement activity

The first step to stopping compulsive behavior is to find a replacement activity. When you feel the urge to pull your eyelashes out, do something else instead. For example, you could:

-Read a book

-Talk to a friend

-Write in a journal


-Play with a pet

Seek professional help

If you can’t stop pulling your eyelashes out, it’s important to seek professional help. Many resources are available to help you deal with this problem, and a professional can help you find the right ones.