What is Demodex mite.
Demodex is small skin mite. It lives in depths of sebaceous glands and near the hair follicles. Demodex mites can be found on the skin of humans and animals. There are total of 65 different species of demodex but only three: Demodex folliculorum, Demodex brevis and Demodex canis can live on people.
For the first time, demodex mites (Demodex folliculorum) were identified in 1842. The size of adult Demodex mite is 0.3 mm - 0.4mm in length. Its tiny body is covered with shells, allowing the mites to stay in the hair follicles. The mites have good digestive system which allows them to eat sebum oil. Demodex can leave hair follicles and stay on the skin surface. You could compare the demodex to an awl and say that Demodex is a night creature. It can not stand the sun light. During the day, demodex mites go deep inside hair follicles, avoiding the light. It come out at night to feed, to breed and to visit neighbours. Cruising speed is 8-16 sm / hour. It seems slow but when you multiply by 8 - 10 hours (average sleeping time for people), the mites can cover pretty long distances. In 8 - 10 hours, demodex mite can crawl from head to toe.
The female demodex mites is shorter and rounder compare to males. These skin parasites live very short life - only a few weeks. The female demodex lay eggs in depths of hair follicle and sebaceous gland. New babies - skin mites are born withing 3-4 days. The old demodex dies decomposing in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Most people have demodex on the skin. But why some humans go through life without even noticing the mites and others suffer from demodicosis?! The answer is - the immunity. Properly functioning immune system is what controls the mites and prevents demodicosis. All humans are different so is our immune system. For many people the immune system does not function as effective as it should. There are many reasons for immune system failure: stress, pollution, alcohol, sigaretts, medical drugs,illness, taking treatments without caution etc. If immune system fails to provide protection, the human demodex mites start to multiply without control. Increased number of demodex mites leads to demodicosis.
In case of demodicosis, when immune system of your skin is weakened, use of natural anti demodex cream is required. Products with chemicals and antibiotics suppress the immune sysytem and should not be used. DEMODEX CREAM is a natural anti-demodex cream. It contains sulfur with herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals. When applied on to the skin, the active ingredients are deeply absorbed into the skin pores killing the mites. The vitamins and minerals restore the skin's immune system suppressed by demodex. Oils and herbal extracts promote healthier looking skin and prevent demodex from returning.