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?