Get ready to lash out!
According to a new U.S. survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan, Inc., makers of Botox, three out of four women have admitted to having concerns about their inadequate eyelashes.
Of the women polled in the survey, 49% said they found the thickness or volume of their lashes to be the main issue. 52% of women have noticed that their lashes have gotten thinner, shorter or lighter over time. And, 51% of those surveyed agreed that they either are using more mascara than they'd like, laying it on too thickly, or are afraid to have anyone see them without it.
"In recent years, there has been a trend towards a 'full fringe' around the eyes. Many of my patients who are experiencing thinning of the eyelashes don't realize that there is an FDA approved treatment for inadequate lashes," said Dr. Doris Day. Dr. Day provides many of her patients with a prescription for Latisse, an FDA approved option to grow eyelashes longer, fuller and darker. But the physician also has tips for women to help improve the lashes they already have:
Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day recommends we remember the following:
- Always Remove Your Make-up at Night: Remember to be gentle when removing eye makeup and waterproof mascara, don't scrub!
- Apply Eye Cream: Choose a product that was designed specifically for the delicate skin around your eyes. "I recommend to my patients SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair Cream with TNS growth factors, peptides and antioxidants. Make sure you apply it gently, never pull down or press hard," said Dr. Day.
- Don't Forget Your Lashes: If you notice you are using more and more mascara with less satisfaction, talk to your doctor, you may have thinning lashes. "Latisse is a prescription product so ask your doctor if it is right for you. I apply it every evening, after I wash my face and apply eye/night cream."
- Always Apply Sunscreen:Your skin, especially the delicate area around your eyes, needs to be protected from the sun every single day of the year. "Even during cloudy, winter months use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB face lotion or sunscreen each day. This is the one step, that no matter what, your skin must always have," the expert stressed.
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