What is the DEMODEX MITE?

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Demodex mites are eight-legged, 0.3-0.4 mm long, sausage-shaped arachnids that live in the pores of our facial skin. They are particularly fond of the hair follicles of eyebrows and eyelashes, and the oily pores most common on the nose, forehead, and cheeks

Their bodies are covered with scales for anchoring themselves in hair follicles, and the mites have pin-like mouthparts for eating skin cells and oils which accumulate in hair follicles.

Demodex mitesBecause they avoid light, Demodex mites only leave the hair follicle to walk around at night.

The mites are transferred between hosts through contact with hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows, as well as general facial  contact.
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What physical symptoms do Demodex Mites Cause?

The main symptoms of Demodex infestation are itching, burning, crawling foreign body sensation, blurry vision,
crusting and redness of the eye lid margin.
  • Demodex MitesEarly Morning itchiness
    Because the mites have an aversion to light, they feed and conduct most of their mating at night and crawl back into the hair follicles in the morning.
  • Demodex MitesEyelid Inflammation
    People with an infestation of mites may experience Demodex blepharitis: reddened crusty, itchy,scratchy burning eyelids, and thickening of the skin of their lids.
  • Demodex MitesEye Infection
    Severe cases of Demodex mites may lead to eye infection.
  • Demodex MitesDecreased Vision
    Some people's vision may be compromised. These mites may affect the tear film of the eyes, causing your vision to blur. However, once the infestation is cleared up, your vision will then return to normal.
  • Demodex MitesFalling Eyelashes
    People may experience their eyelashes falling out if there are many mites residing in a single eyelash follicle.
  • Demodex MitesRosacea
    According to an analysis of 48 separate studies, people with rosacea are eight times more likely to have a mite infestation. Skin mites have been connected to creating inflammatory skin diseases. It is believed that rosacea is not caused by the mites themselves, but rather the bacteria in the feces that they carry.
  • Demodex MitesAcne
    A 2012 meta-analysis found that people who suffer from acne vulgaris have almost 3x the likelihood of Demodex mite infestation. These people produce three times the average amount of skin oil, creating a sebaceous feast for these mites.
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MAIN CAUSES OF DEMODEX MITES

Main cause of demodex mites - Oily Skin
OILY SKIN
People with oily may find themselves more vulnerable to eyelash mites, as mites like to feed on the sebaceous glands.
Main cause of demodex mites - Makeup
MAKE UP
Women who wear mascara on their eyelashes or a lot of eye make up tend to have a higher prevalence of Demodex mites. Additionally, sleeping with makeup on your face can also make you more vulnerable to an infestation.
Main cause of demodex mites - Hygiene
HYGIENE
Keeping your eye area clean is the best way to reduce Demodex mites, but regular personal hygiene products alone do not kill these mites.
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WHAT SKIN ISSUES DO THESE MITES CAUSE?

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BLEPHARITIS
Independent studies have shown that blepharitis affects as many as 75 Million Americans, and 80% of those patients could have Demodex mites.
Main cause of demodex mites - Makeup
ROSACEA
People with Rosacea often have 15 to 18 times more Demodex mites infecting their eyelashes, eyelids, and face than others.
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How Do You Kill Demodex Mites?


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Wipe Your Eyes Daily
Wipe Your Eyes Daily
Make sure you're using a wipe that contains tea tree oil, the ONLY all-natural killer of Demodex mites.
Main cause of demodex mites - Makeup
Make sure your contaminated make-up doesn't touch your eyes
Throw out and replace your eye make-up if you're suffering from a Demodex mite infestation.
Antibiotics for very severe infestation
Antibiotics for very severe infestation
Using over-the-counter antibiotic ointments can help prevent and treat Demodex infestations, but talk with your doctor first.
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CAN MITES TRANSFER
BETWEEN PEOPLE AT NIGHT?

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD
YOU CLEAN YOUR EYELIDS?

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