September 10, 2020
Demodex AKA Lash Lice
Demodex sounds and looks like something
from “Stranger Things”. I’m going to save you the graphic visuals... 😝
🗣 Demodex are tiny mites that live on hair follicles.
🗣 They feed on dead skin cells, oils, and hormones that build up on the lash line. Therefore not following the proper lash extension may cause the development of lash mite.
🗣 Symptoms may include: red, scaly skin, or a burning sensation on the skin.
🗣 How to prevent it?
1. Wash your lashes daily.
2. Avoid oil based make up products, which can provide further “food” for the mites.
3. Exfoliating once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells.