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Hey, Guess What! Mites Are Probably Reproducing On Your Face Right Now

Having a perfectly clean face is something that a lot of people strive for, as evidenced by the billion-dollar skincare industry. In fact, you probably have a collection of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators hanging out in your bathroom…so how would you feel if I told you that your face is covered in mites right now?

Don’t freak out. D. folliculorum and D. brevis are the two species of mites that love chilling in our pores. Over the course of its 14-day lifespan, a mite will eat, sleep, and mate from the comfort of its own little pore.

These parasites are found on the faces of basically all adults. No matter how hard you scrub, you won’t be able to prevent new mites from moving in.

(via The Verge)

Fortunately, they’re pretty much harmless. Some believe that they are linked to rosacea, but that doesn’t affect too many people, and it’s not life threatening. We all just have to accept the fact that our faces are crawling with these little guys.

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