9. Mites Can Live On The Human Eyelash
You have heard about a tiny insect called a mite. They tend to be so small that they are nearly impossible to see. In fact, mites are almost invisible. Some people will state that they benefit the world as they live in soil and aren’t dangerous to humans or animals. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly true. Some mites can cause allergies and mites that can live on humans and cause problems.
Fortunately, not all species of mites can live on humans. The two types of mites that can live on humans are the Demodex folliculorum and Demodex Brevis. Like most mites, they are microscopic. They live on humans because they feed off of dead skin cells. They can also travel from one person to the next, as long as the humans have close contact or share things like makeup or sunglasses. One stomach-turning fact about these mites is that they can live on your eyelashes, and you won’t even know it – until they become overcrowded, which is when skin problems occur.