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Meet the Demodex Folliculorum-Importance of removing your make-up.



Hello, my name is Demodex Folliculorum and I live in the pores of the skin of your face - that's why it's important to wash your face and remove makeup!!

The only way you can see me is with a microscope. I measure between 0,3 and 0,4 mm, and like spiders, I have 8 legs.

I like living in hair follicles that you have in your nose, cheek and eyelashes. These are places where there's more fat to feed me.

I feed on your secretions and your dead skin. I can put up to 25 eggs in every hair follicle.

My digestive system is not able to eliminate my waste, so i accumulation them in my body until I explode and die. My remains cause hypersensitivity reactions.

According to some studies, in some people, I can cause infections on eyelids and rosacea.

I am a mite that is present in almost every adult on this planet.

Are you gonna remove your makeup tonight? Are you going to invest in a good skincare regime? Or are you going to be grossed out and ignore it and allow these little guys to reproduce on your face?




https://www.microbiologyresearch.org/docserver/fulltext/jmm/61/11/1504_jmm048090.pdf?expires=1548772281&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=CDD66E7277AAA927EA72128F7E514CBA

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