Why Human Hair Mites Cause Skin Problems?
Learn How Ungex Products Can Help
What are Demodex mites?
Demodex mites are microscopic parasites that feed off the oils, hormones, and fluids that are present around human hair follicles
Where can Demodex mites be found?
Mites can be found in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands on humans. They become most active at night, in the dark.
What do Demodex mites look like?
They are invisible to the eye unless aided by a microscope. The adult Demodex mite is around 0.3 mm in length. They have semi-transparent elongated bodies with 8 short segmented legs. At night they can walk on the skin at a speed of 8 to 16 cm an hour.
Are Demodex mites the same as head lice?
No, mites are different to head lice. Mites are parasites that live inside hair follicles and feed off of the oils they produce. Lice are larger, and can be seen by the naked eye. They live on top of the human scalp, and feed exclusively on blood.
Do mites eat coconut oil?
No, coconut oil is one of the few oils mites do not consume. Making it a rich, nourishing ingredient which benefits the skin only.
Demodex Infestation FAQ
How to know if I have Demodex mites?
Mites are very common in humans of all ages. Those affected usually have tell-tale symptoms such as: loss of hair and hair thinning, aging skin, enlarged pores, facial redness and discoloration, acne,blepharitis, rosacea and itching.
Is there a way that a child can have a mite infestation if they have a weakened immune system?
Yes, although children usually do not get Demodex mite infestations, there have been cases recorded of children with mites and infections caused by mites. In recorded cases of children with mites, they have also had diseases or conditions affecting the immune system.
How do I treat mite infestation?
By using Ungex’s hair mites treatment for hair & skin problems. Products can be brought from our online store here and you will be given a detailed method of application that we call a care plan. Products can be used from the comfort of your own home.
Will everyone in the household have to use Ungex products to ensure no one in the family will be infested?
Yes. Mites are transferrable from person to person, so if one of the family has them, more family members usually will have them too. The best way to ensure the prevention of mite infestation is to use Ungex products just once a week with the proper method for prevention.
How long will my Care Plan take?
Times may vary, depending on the individual and severity of the condition.
Do Ungex products contain Tea Tree Oil?
Yes, some Ungex products may contain a tiny percentage of tea tree oil; however, we never use any harmful chemicals in our natural-based products. No side effects reported since all our products are free of any artificial colours, parabens, SLS, SLES, and are cruelty-free.
Can Ungex products remove head lice as well?
Yes. Although Ungex products are designed to help reduce hair mites, they can also help to kill head lice on top of the scalp.
I think I have mites on my body as well as hair. Do Ungex have any products for the skin and body?
Ungex carries products targeted for the hair and scalp at present. However our existing products can help control the density of mites on other parts of your body as well. By the way our production for face and body mites solution will be done shortly.
Does Ungex offer a payment plan?
Yes. Ungex can provide a payment plan, simply contact our staff through the online chat to learn more.
Are there testimonies of people who have had success with your products?
Of course! Our products have been sold since 2011 in Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries. With no complaints of any ill effects and all customers satisfied.
Does Ungex have a product that can be used on pillows, bedding, or towels?
Yes! Ungex is the only company in Australia that has a product that helps target mites on furniture and bedding, it’s called Pro-D’modex Treatment (PDT) and it was this invention that received the best invention award in 2012.
Are Ungex products safe for animals?
Yes. All Ungex products are safe for animals and can even help eliminate pet mites as well as mites on humans. However, though these products are safe for animals, they are originally formulated for human use.
Can I use the Ungex PDT/SDT and THT on my dry skin/scalp?
No. Please never ever use any of the above mentioned Ungex products on your dry skin/scalp at all. Please ONLY use them on your damp skin or scalp.
I lose hair in the shower when I brush, is this normal?
It can be normal if it’s just a limited number, however hair is weaker when wet, so brushing wet hair can cause breakage and cause your hair to weaken, which could contribute to hair loss.
Can dandruff be a sign of mites?
Demodex mites living in the hair follicles leave waste and their decomposing bodies behind. This can cause a build-up of bacteria and germs and then lead to dandruff. Mites will come out of the hair follicles only to walk and mate on top of the scalp, this causes itching when their tiny claws scuff the surface of the scalp, and excessive scratching can contribute to dandruff as well.
I have very thick, curly hair. Will I be able to use Ungex products?
Ungex products are safe for all hair types, as well as all ages.
Are mites causing my rosacea?
It’s possible. Mites can be linked to rosacea in some people. People affected with mite-related rosacea will often have weakened immune systems either from autoimmune deficiencies or something in their lifestyle which could be causing the mites to overpopulate in the skin.
My eyes are always inflamed and sticky around the lashes. Could this mean I have mites in my eyelashes?
Yes it’s possible, as a mite infestation in the eyelash follicles can lead to blepharitis. Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids, eye discharge, a dry gritty sensation in the eyes and general itching/discomfort. If you are experiencing more than two of these symptoms it is very possible to have an eyelash mite infestation.
If the body is not dirty, is it better to skip a shower or do at least water only shower on a day between shampooing?
Taking a shower is recommended every morning as well as every night (before bed). If your body is dirty, you should use shampoos. Otherwise, pure water is recommended.
Can I sunbathe?
Sunbathing isn’t recommended if you have rosacea or some skin issues that sunshine may worsen your symptoms. So please consult with your doctor.
Can I use a sauna once a month?
Using the sauna & steam room during Demodex treatment is against the Ungex protocol unless you remember to have a cold shower immediately after sauna.
Warm and damp areas like the sauna lead to being the ideal environment. In these areas, the Demodex mites can thrive, and it is the best place for mites’ reproduction, so a cold shower is required after using the sauna to lessen the risk.
A cold shower or ice bath is recommended to help reduce the Demodex mites population density; it also improves mood and eases stress.
Is it possible to go swimming for those who are in the Demodex treatment period?
Yes, of course. In terms of Ungex protocol, swimming can have significant benefits. Still, it is essential to have a cold shower rinse at the end of it. In case of other skin problems, please consult with your primary care physician about this. In the case of Demodex treatment, swimming is not a problem, as long as they rinse after.
How often should you be using cleansers?
Cleansers, soaps, and shampoos – the very essentials we use, whether once or twice daily. We have become reliant on these products to help treat issues we are dealing with in terms of hair and skin. But are we using them enough on our day-to-day basis?
The truth is, no matter how well you clean your skin, you need to give it a little bit of a break when it comes to using skincare products. All cleansers/soaps/shampoos, whether chemical or herbal/natural based, impose harmful effects on our skin. You’ve probably heard it plenty of times that chemical cleansers have the potential to be worse than natural ones and so we should ultimately avoid them when in reality, there isn’t much of a difference on how both can affect the skin.
It is recommended not to overuse cleansers/soaps/shampoos due to the fact that they strip away our skin’s natural oils. It will further aggravate the skin in the long term, and we are left to deal with the side effects that come with it (i.e. acne, blackheads, rosacea, hair thinning, dandruff).
What essential tips should you remember about the use of cleansers?
Here are some important tips to remember about the use of cleansers:
- Only ever use cleansers/soaps/shampoos when necessary, and only if warm water isn’t enough to clean.
- Oil is not the sign of dirt on the skin. Dirt has 3 major signs, which include bad smell, makeup/cosmetics, and actual visible dirt.
- Herbal/natural cleansers tend to be much stronger than chemical cleansers, so it is advised they are used less often than regular cleansers.
- All cleansers – regardless if it is chemical or natural-based, or even Ungex cleanser – can be harmful if overused.
- The role of a cleanser/soap/shampoo is to merely clean dirt deep within and the only one that is harmless for our skin is pure plain water.
- We cannot say how often cleansers must be used, but it is advised to use it as little as possible – only when absolutely necessary. Washing your face with water does so much and cleansers should only be used for dirt trapped under the surface of the skin.
- All cleansers/soaps/shampoos, including Ungex products, might be harmful to the skin if over-used.
- Cleansers should only be used often on areas of the body that are constantly exposed to dirt (i.e. hands, feet). Using cleansers/soaps/shampoos on other parts of your body really depends on how you maintain your cleanliness and hygiene – just be sure to wash it off when the dirt is visible.
Can I wear makeup daily?
No! Please try to avoid any makeup or cosmetics during the Demodex treatment as they may feed the mites. Of course, in case you must use cosmetics, then first accept the risk of feeding mites and more prolonged treatment. Then at least use PDT and coconut oil before applying any cosmetics or makeup to lessen the risks.
What moisturizers should I use if my skin is really dry?
Basically our job is to eliminate the mites while being kind to the skin, but sometimes people struggle with not using moisturizer, etc. Usually reducing the use of cleanser fixes this (also HFI helps with oil distribution) but if they still need extra moisture coconut is helpful… if they really insist on using other products the morning time is better as most mites are under the surface of the skin and not feeding, however they have to understand that if they ‘cheat’ the process can take longer.
It is temporary though, so once our job is done and Demodex are gone they can pursue other treatments aimed at the skin, and in turn the skin can soak up the nutrients of other treatments instead of the Demodex.
Regular, organic cold pressed is best, but if they complain about it being too greasy some people prefer ‘Fractionated Coconut oil’. And its only used sparingly as needed.
Also, if people have hair loss castor oil is great as it can help promote hair growth. Castor and coconut can also be mixed if skin is super dry. It’s really up to them as long as they are not using other products they can experiment as needed.
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