Don’t Look Now, But There Are Critters on Your Face!
May14

Don’t Look Now, But There Are Critters on Your Face!

In brief Microscopic eight-legged parasites called Demodex mites live on the human face. These tiny animals live in the hair follicles and in the sebaceous glands of our skin and eyelashes, where they feed on our cells. Demodex mites can cause inflammation of the facial skin with redness and pimples. They are also likely responsible for papulopustular rosacea (PPR), a common skin condition that causes inflamed, red bumps and pimples...

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