If you are someone who is very conscious about your skin and uses face cleansers a lot to keep your face clean, then here is a news that might give you creepy-crawly. There is no doubt that tiny mites live in the pores of your facial skin while you are reading this now. They are known as Demodex folliculorum or eyelash mites, and almost every living adult human population lives on them.
In fact, your face is a place for them to multiply and multiply, to live and die. However, we are mostly unaware of the entire life cycle that takes place in our skin. According to research from the University of Reading in England, these little ones stick their heads into our skin in such a way that they are impossible to detect. It is interesting to note that their life expectancy is just 2 weeks.
According to research, the number of mites in adults increases as the pores increase. Mites are transmitted after birth and are carried by practically every human. They are about 0.3 mm long, live in the hair follicles of the eyelids, nose and nipples, and consume the sebum that is naturally produced by cells in the pores. In search of a mate, they become active at night and travel between Rome. According to recent findings, microscopic particles are turning from ectoparasites into internal symbionts that have a mutually beneficial relationship with their hosts – in this example, humans.
In other words, these mites are slowly getting attached to our body and are now permanently residing inside us. These tiny creatures have now had their genomes sequenced, and the findings suggest that there may be modifications to their human-centred existence that are not seen in other moth species. The scientific community is now trying to find out whether their presence in our skin has a positive or negative effect on us.
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