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Demodex Mite and Type 2 Rosacea

by Finola Fegan |

The Link between the Demodex Mite and type 2 Rosacea

Here he is – your sebum/skin oil loving little mite who lives on everyone's face but populates rosacea type 2 face up to 10 times more than any other. Check out do you suffer from Type 2 Rosacea – that’s the one with the lumps, bumps and pustules. It is often considered the one that is most difficult to live with because of redness, there may be sensations of burning or stinging, but not in all cases. Rosacea Red Nose

In general Type 2 Rosacea is an oily skin condition – Type 1 Rosacea is generally lacking in oils and that is very important to remember when you want to treat your own Rosacea. It is believed that the Demodex mites eat the sebum (oil) on the skin and for most people, most of the time, they are harmless but not for rosacea sufferers. If you suffer from the symptoms of Rosacea, check out our Treatment for Type 1 Rosacea blog.

The demodex mite like a wet and warm environment and become most active in the dark when they come out of the hair follicles on the face to mate. Yes it’s a lovely thought, while you're lying there trying to get some shut eye. There is a whole population of little mites doing the love dance on your face.

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In an article in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology the complaint of sensitive skin in rosacea patients disappears when the number of Demodex mites is brought back to normal.

When a Demodex dies, its body dries out and all the built-up waste degrades on your face. It's not an exploding action necessarily, but all their waste builds up over time and then there's one large flush of bacteria which causes irritation and redness in the face.

Although there are therapies that kill Demodex mites, we can't get rid of them forever.They rebound after about six weeks, says Dr. Kavanagh of NUI Maynooth.

We pick them up from people who we are in contact with. We pick them up from sheets, pillows, towels.

Some of the therapies which help reduce the population of Demodex mites to normal levels and will therefore reduce your Type 2 Rosacea are:



It is based on an insecticide commonly employed for mite infestations and scabies in animals. This is a new cream brought onto the market in 2016 – sometimes called Soolantra.

In trials over 70% of Rosacea type 2 sufferers rated their improvement in their skin as excellent or good – and there are positive reviews on Rosacea forums as well from actual users.

Finca Skin Organics has developed its own natural alternative to Soolantra, also known as the Finca Skin Organics Type 2 serum it has had some great reviews from customers.


'Its the first time I haven't been on anti-biotics in years'', ''really love this product - the difference in my skin is amazing''.


Its not surprising that the Type 2 Serum is now Finca Skin Organics No.1 product. By helping skin irritation for Rosacea sufferers and also acts against those pesky mites,but its a lot cheaper.

 The Demodex mite is active at night when it comes out of the hair follicle to mate, so apply the Type 2 Serum at night. You might also put a few drops of tea tree oil in your washing machine while washing sheets and pillows.

 You have to give it time though as the Demodex mites are resistant creatures and you have to give it a chance to work over the life cycle of the mite. So there you have it, another weapon in our battle against rosacea.

Check out this blog on Demodex Mites - The Complete Guide for more information on how you can counter Demodex Mites.

Reduce the Demodex mite and reduce your visible rosacea symptoms like pustules and redness for Type 2 Rosacea. If you have Type 1 Rosacea you probably don’t have a problem with Demodex mites.