Demodex mites are microscopic parasites that live under hair follicles and in oil glands. They are linked to many issues such as Demodex mites’ rosacea and Demodex acne. Recent studies have found that most people have mites present on them; however, they tend to become a problem when a high population density is found in the skin.
Evidence is mounting that an overabundance of Demodex will trigger an immune response in people with rosacea. Or, that the inflammation may be caused by certain bacteria associated with the mites. These symptoms indicate that a high population density of mite is present and needs to be treated effectively.
Those suffering rosacea have often gone through many treatments, trial, and error without finding a long-term solution. However for those who haven’t responded to traditional treatments may be experiencing an increased density of Demodex mites, which can create a topical barrier to products (where the mites feed off nutrients) or an or an increased immune response.
Clearing the skin of Demodex should be step number one in conquering rosacea for good.