It you are part of the 3% of the population that suffers from rosacea, you might be excited to learn that researchers think they have discovered the cause for this annoying condition.
Bacteria. That lives in mites. Demodex mites. Yep. I bet we’re thinking the same thing: it’s not that exciting. It’s actually gross.
But these mites live on every face on earth, so don’t feel bad.
The number of mites increases with age and things like sun damage. If mites are the source, they only trigger an immune reaction in that 3% of the population that suffers from rosacea, which usually consists of light-haired women aged 30-50.
Anyway, we can’t only focus on the gross element. This possible discovery signals new frontiers in the fight against rosacea.
And that really is exciting.