These eyelash mites are freaking gross and we’ve all probably got them.
A few years ago someone mentioned the need to get rid of the mites living in our mascara. I was like yeah, ok, crazy. I’m looking right at my mascara and I don’t see anything.
Flash forward to today where you can’t go a day without reading about these nasty little bugs walking all over our eyes RIGHT. NOW.
I just got the shivers. Blah.
Eyelash mites are tiny mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. They feed on dead skin and even burrow into the hair follicle.
The worst part? 95% of us have them!
They usually don’t cause you much problems but they can cause some redness and irritation.
But more importantly, HOW DO I KEEP THEM OFF?
There are a few things we can do to get them off and keep ’em gone.
1. Wash your eye makeup off every night. I’m lazy and don’t usually do this but I’m about to start. This is my favorite eye makeup remover.
2. You can kill them with tea tree oil. I wouldn’t go putting tea tree oil right on your eyeball but you can dilute some with coconut oil and rub it on. There are also some tea tree oil beauty products that work great.
So don’t panic. All you need to do is keep your face washed and take your mascara off every night and you’ll be just fine.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.