Why does demodex cause acne, rosacea and related diseases? Demodex lives in the hair follicles and often times it hosts bacteria, which causes the immune system to respond with inflammation in order to deal with them. Once the infestation is big enough and demodex is thriving in the skin, the body can’t quite get rid of them ---> continuous skin issues
It is highly overlooked that demodex causes most acne, as well as related diseases such as rosacea and even keratosis pilaris. However, it actually is a scientific fact that demodex is involved here. People will continue to overlook demodex, as it is still HIGHLY unknown to the public. Most people have never even heard about them. They are so unknown that when confronted about them, most people find the idea of hosting mites in their hair follicles and sebaceous glands utterly ridiculous (!) and most likely think it’s a fairy tale.
Edited by someonefromabove, 13 April 2012 - 02:34 PM.