It eats your skin, then explodes inside: meet the demodex mite

They crawl around your face at night, feeding off your oil and skin cells. They have no anus, so eventually explode inside your hair follicles.Meet the demodex mite, an eight-legged arachnid that mates on your face during the night before turning your facial pores into a nest.“Everybody’s got them. They’re a normal thing that lives on the skin,” medical director of Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia Stephen Shumack said.

via It eats your skin, then explodes inside: meet the demodex mite.

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