As you age, the percent chance that you have demodex mites living on your eyelashes also increases
% of people
A third of young adults
HALF OF ADULTS
2/3 OF ELDERLY PEOPLE
MAIN CAUSES OF DEMODEX MITES
People with oily may find themselves more vulnerable to eyelash mites, as mites like to feed on the sebaceous glands.
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.
Keeping your eye area clean is the best way to reduce Demodex mites, but regular personal hygiene products alone do not kill these mites.
WHAT SKIN ISSUES DO THESE MITES CAUSE?
Keeping your eye area clean is the best way to reduce demodex mites, but regular personal hygiene products alone do not kill these mites
People with Rosacea often have 15 to 18 times more demodex mites infecting their eyelashes, eyelids, and face than others
The good news is that with the right ingredients, these creepy bugs are relatively easy to kill.
WIPE YOUR EYES DAILY
Make sure you’re using a wipe that contains tea tree oil, the ONLY all-natural killer of Demodex mites.
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
Using over-the-counter antibiotic ointments can help prevent and treat Demodex infestations, but talk with your doctor first.
Check YOUR PARTNER
These mite’s bodies make it easy for them to travel from one person to the next via hair follicles through casual contact. Make sure everyone in your household has been checked to thoroughly eradicate the problem. This includes your pets, as they are vulnerable to these mites too.
BUY NEW PILLOWS AND BED SHEETS
These pesky little mites can be Hiding in your linens, so replace any contaminated sheets and pillow cases to effectively end the infestation. If you skip this step, it is possible to suffer from a re-infestation.