Mascara isn’t the only thing on your lashes

Here’s a bit of science information from the Beauty Brains that you might find interesting on a Saturday afternoon. There are tiny little animals called demodex mites that live on your face and eyelashes. These mites are not pretty to look at but they do the excellent service of keeping the bits of dead skin cells off your lashes and face. People have thought that these creatures are responsible for causing acne but that’s a myth. Demodex mites do not cause acne or any other hair or skin conditions. If you get enough of them they can cause itching. However, this is a rare event indeed. So the next time you’re coating your lovely lashes, think about all the microscopic mites that help keep your body clean.