Fun Fact

Your face and other parts of your body are inhabited by thousands of arachnids.

The microscopic mites (demodex folliculorum/brevis) nest in your oil glands and feed off your sebum. There they breed and eat, until they die. (Leaving all of their digestive gunk, because they do not poop. Yes, they are essentially poop bombs. In your skin.)

Just look at these cute little buggers:

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Endearing, I know. And here they are in their natural habitat (again: your skin… right now):

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Have I mentioned that there is little to nothing you can do about it? There is no known effective therapy. We’ve always had them and probably will always have them.

Sleep tight. On your pillow, which is also invaded with other mites. But that’s a topic for another time. ❤

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