Bugs Love These 3 Areas On Your Skin
Bugs, mites and other microscopic creatures don't just live in the closet, but also on your skin.
Bugs like Demodex and Acanthamoeba can hide on and under your hair follicles and eyes
Here are 3 areas of your skin where most bugs are expected to be found. And since our face has very large pores with a lot of oil-producing sebaceous gland, all the bug-houses are on our face.
Microscopic mites called Demodex have been found to be living in our hair follicles. These are eight legged worm like creatures, in numbers of thousands. Their nearest relatives are spiders and ticks. Also, these mites come out to lay eggs every night, at the rim of the pore they live in and studies speculate that these eat dead cells and oil from glands. While not considered harmful, they can lead to skin problems like redness, spots and burning sensation. This can happen because the mites save up waste all their live due to lack of an anus and then all of a sudden, degenerate on our faces.
2. Eye brows and lashes
The same mites have been found in your eye brows and lashes and even ears. Studies suggest that we come in contact with these because of pillows, sheets and towels, where they live. They have also been found in mammary tissues and so can pass from the mother to the baby during breastfeeding or during the pregnancy.
3. Eye sockets
Two kinds of bugs can be found around your eyes, though not very commonly, First is the kissing bug that is drawn to light and carbon dioxide. These rare found in woodpiles and near rat's hiding places and generally attack you when a person sleeps. Another is the Acanthamoeba that can be found in tap water, soil or even air and likes to live in your eye. They can cause extreme redness and irritation and sometimes lead to blindness.