Essential Knowledge about Eyelash Mites

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What are eyelash mites?

There are two types of Demodex mites called Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis that cause eyelash problems. Both kinds of these mites are so tiny, so they can’t be seen by naked eyes. They’re naturally common in your hair follicles, and they feed on dead skin cells.

D. folliculorum is the more common to affect eyelashes than D.brevis.

Everyone has small amounts of these mites, even you. But they can become problematic in large quantities. They can also aggravate preexisting skin diseases.

Symptoms of eyelash mites

The symptoms include :

• itchiness in the eyelashes and surrounding skin
• worsening skin symptoms or flare-ups, such as in rosacea and eczema (dermatitis)
• scaly, rough patches of skin
• burning sensation in your eyes
• redness around the eyes

Advanced symptoms can cause blepharitis. It can cause other symptoms such as sticky eyes, crusty eyelashes, and repeated blinking. After some time, blepharitis can lead to some eyelash abnormalities like eyelash loss.

Symptoms of eyelash mites tend to happen if you already have an underlying skin condition or if you have a large infestation. In mild cases, eyelash mites don’t cause any detectable symptoms.


Demodex mites are naturally occurring. Still, they can come in more significant numbers, especially if you have rosacea.
Other potential causes for eyelash mite include:

• dermatitis
• inflammatory acne
• weakened immune systems

Are they contagious?

These mites can be contagious. Eyelash mites might spread from contact with others who have them, mostly at nights that they come on surface of your skin.

You’ve also may be told not to share eye makeup. This advice is relevant to eyelash mites, as they may spread through eyelash brushes, mascara, and other cosmetics used around the eyelash area.


Demodex treatment can help to trap the mites in place and to prevent them from laying eggs and spreading. Furthermore, they will treat any other underlying skin conditions.

Another option that you may heard a lot for treating eyelash or Demodex mites, is Tea Tree Oil.

Tea Tree Oil (TTO) has been reported to have a destructive effect on Demodex mites but according to this article using it for full treatment period can make your skin even harsher and more sensitive, so using pure TTO can’t be very helpful.

How can Ungex help remove Demodex mites?

Our Australian made products, especially ‘PDT’ and ‘SDT‘ have natural-based ingredients with antiviral properties that may help remove all types of Demodex mites and also other types of mites. Ungex treatment is not only using an anti-Demodex product, but also it suggests you a care plan that can make your treatment more effective. It’s not finished, you can enjoy having a free consulter during whole your treatment period to make sure you are using Ungex protocols appropriately.

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