How to stop pulling out eyelashes

How to stop pulling out eyelashes

The compulsion to pull out eyelashes

For some people, the urge to pull out eyelashes is irresistible. If you have this problem, you may feel a strong urge to pull out your lashes when caked with mascara or wet. You may also need to pluck your lashes to make them look “perfect.”

Compulsive eyelash-pulling can damage your lashes and cause them to fall out. If you have this problem, it’s important to find a way to stop it before your lashes are permanently damaged.

There are several possible causes of compulsive eyelash-pulling, including:

-stress or anxiety


-a need for stimulation or satisfaction

-a desire to “fix” imperfections in your appearance

If you’re struggling with compulsive eyelash-pulling, there are several things you can do to try to stop. These include:

-Identifying your triggers: What situations or emotions make you want to pull out your lashes? If you can avoid these triggers, it may be easier to resist the urge to pull.

-Keeping your hands busy: When you feel the urge to pull out your lashes, try to keep your hands busy with something else. This could include writing, playing with a stress ball, or fidgeting with jewelry.

  • Relaxation techniques: Try deep breathing or other relaxation techniques when you feel the urge to pull out your eyelashes. This can help ease the tension and anxiety contributing to your compulsion.
  • -New activities and hobbies: Take up a new hobby or activity that can help remove your mind from pulling out your lashes. This could include painting, hiking, biking, or gardening. Finding an activity that makes you happy and relaxed can help take the focus off pulling.
  • The causes of compulsive eyelash pulling.
  • There are several possible causes of compulsive eyelash pulling, including:

-Stress and anxiety: Pulling out eyelashes may be a way to cope with stress or anxiety.

-Boredom: Some people may pull out their eyelashes when bored.

-Habit: Some people may do it because it’s a habit, similar to nail biting.

-Compulsion: Some people may feel compelled to pull out their eyelashes to relieve tension or anxiety.

-Trichotillomania: This condition causes people to pull out their hair compulsively. It may also be associated with other mental health conditions like OCD.

If you’re finding that you can’t stop pulling out your eyelashes, it’s important to see a doctor or mental health professional. They can help you identify the cause of your compulsion and provide treatment options.

The effects of compulsive eyelash pulling

Compulsive eyelash pulling can result in damage to the hair follicle, which can cause the eyelashes to become thinner and more brittle. In extreme cases, it can lead to complete balding of the eyelashes. In addition to cosmetic concerns, this condition can lead to eye irritation and infection.

How to stop pulling out eyelashes

If you are struggling with eyelash pulling, also called trichotillomania, there are treatment options that can help. While it may be difficult to stop pulling out your eyelashes, treatment can give you the tools to manage the urge to pull and prevent further lash loss.

Eyelash pulling can be a difficult habit to break on your own. If you have tried to stop and have been unable to, it may be time to seek help from a professional. A therapist specializing in trichotillomania can provide you with coping and problem-solving strategies specific to your situation. They can also teach you how to manage any underlying anxiety or stress driving your need to pull.

Some medications have been effective in treating trichotillomania in some people. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a type of antidepressant that has shown promise in treating the condition. If you and your doctor decide that medication is right for you, it is important to know that it may take several weeks before you notice any improvement.

In addition to therapy and medication, there are some self-care measures you can take to help reduce your urge to pull. Keep your nails trimmed short so they cannot damage if you urge to pull. You may also want tried-and-true stress relievers such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and journaling.