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This is How You Clean Demodex Mites Debris

This is how you clean demodex mites blepharitis eyelid debris.

You are going to need a few things. First the cleansers:


The cleansing oil and foaming cleanser both utilize Australian tea tree oil that's been diluted specifically for cleaning the eyelids.

Next, you're gonna need these detailed eyelid cleansing tools.



Because this is all detailed work, you will also need a 10X lighted magnifying mirror for clear optics. In the exam room, I am using a slit lamp microscope - I never use my naked eyes to do this detailed work on my patients. Neither should you. Many of my patients ignore the mirror, only to get super frustrated and some even scratch the wrong part of their eye. So just get the mirror. 


Believe it or not, there's actually 2 types of demodex mites.

One of the mites likes to live in the pocket of that eyelash follicle. You'll end up getting debris buildup that looks like this:


Optometrists call this type of debris - collarettes. They look like little cuffs around each eyelash. Once your optometrist sees a collarette, that's a definitive diagnosis for demodex mites. 

The other type of demodex likes to live in the meibomian oil glands. They tend to cause lots of problems because they clog and cause an inflammatory response in the oil glands. The inflammation is a type of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction that looks like this:

Remember these are the oil glands that line the eyelid margin. A good analogy is that healthy oil glands make oil that looks very much like the color and consistency of olive oil. On the other hand, with demodex mites blepharitis, the oil looks more white in color and the consistency of toothpaste.

Let's get started. You're gonna do this all behind a 10X lighted magnifying mirror.

First grab the fork shaped brush: In Between Eyelash Cleansing Brush. Place 1 drop of the cleansing oil onto the tip of the brush.

Remember, I told you there was 2 types of demodex and hence, 2 types of eyelid debris, This fork shaped brush will address collarettes. 

What you wanna do is insert the brush at the base of the eyelash. The oil will help loosen the collarette. Next, you are going to gently pull through on the lash to remove it like you would remove a bracelet from your wrist. A pulling action. You are going to stoke the bristles of the brush, insert the bristles at the base of the eyelash, and pull off that collarette. Complete the entire lash line whether you see collarettes or not. 

Next, we're gonna use Eyelid Margin Scrub Brush to scrub the eyelid margin.


This will target the demodex that are enjoying their stay inside your meibomian glands and creating MGD. You're gonna scrub on that lash line just in very tiny back and forth motions. The motion is very similar to how you brush your teeth. Back and forth. The bristles of Eyelid Margin Scrub Brush are going to be a lot stiffer than you think. So no elbow grease required. You can simply run the brush back and forth for the scrubbing action. No need to press down hard.

After you have completed the detailed work with the 2 brushes - congratulations, you have completed the first part of the double cleanse method: the oil cleansing. Any cleansing oil should always be washed off. Last step - use Tea Tree Eyelid & Eyelash Foaming Cleanser to finish the double cleanse. You're just gonna put a little bit of foam on clean fingertips, close your eyes gently, and run the foam back and forth 1-2-3-4 times. Rinse with water. You are done. 

For best results, do this once a day before bedtime. If you are unsure about frequency and progress, your optometrist can offer valuable guidance to customize your eye care routine.