You might have eye mites and not even know it

Posted at 5:43 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 08:30:24-04

You might have mites on your face and not even know it.

According to National Geographic, the mites can bury themselves in your hair follicles and your eyelids and occasionally crawl up your skin at night.

Experts say that not touching those places with dirty hands can help keep them away.

The good news is that despite being pretty gross, most of the species are harmless to humans.