FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions which have been answered by our experts at OZiDEX.

Demodex

Demodex is a kind of skin pest that lives in the pores. Two types of Demodex are common in humans: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex Brevis. PROCUTiN kills these mites.

1. Temperatures above 58 degrees Celsius kill them in less than a minute.
2. Ivermectin and Permethrin kill this mite with some side effects.
3. Tea tree oil kills Demodex but dries the skin.
4. Demodex dies in several hours outside the human body in a low-fat environment, but it can last for days in greasy places.
5. PROCUTiN can kill Demodex in less than a minute.

They live under the skin and crawl on it at night. Demodex folliculorum is inside the follicles, and Demodex brevis live in sebaceous glans beneath the strands.

These skin pests are sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. For this reason, they often hide under the skin during the day and come to the surface at night to eat and mate.

Their food is mainly sebum. However, Demodex mites also feed on hormones, epithelial cells, and oils found in cosmetics, health, and beauty products.

These skin parasites have eight small legs by which they crawl on the skin’s surface at a speed of 8-16 cm per hour.

They are transmitted from one person to another through close physical contact and the use of shared personal items – such as combs and beddings.

Although Demodex can not last outside the body, it can survive for days on greasy items such as combs, pillowcases, and towels.

The high density of Demodex on the skin is associated with various skin and hair diseases such as rosacea, pruritus, fine hair, acne, redness, and blepharitis.

It is better to avoid hair colouring during treatment. If you have to, use herbal colors and dye only the hair shaft – not the roots.

As greasy, fried foods provide more resources to feed skin parasites, they should be consumed less during treatment. Instead, eat more fruits, vegetables, and immune-boosting foods.

Yes, taking a shower without the use of detergents is extremely useful. But, remember to take a cold shower at the end. It is better to shower with pure water in the morning and before going to bed but only use detergents when necessary.

Getting a sauna and using a humidifier isn’t an obstacle if it lasts for a short term, but be sure to rinse your skin with cold water immediately afterwards. However, long-term use of humidifiers with high-temperature causes the skin parasites to grow and is not recommended.

Light sports are ideal. But avoid strenuous exercise as much as possible. Training in hot weather causes the skin parasites ‘Demodex’ to grow. Take a warm shower immediately after the workout and finish it with a cold one.

Coconut oil does not cause skin parasites to grow. To moisturize the skin during treatment, apply a small amount of cold-pressed organic coconut oil in the morning. In very dry skin cases, mixing a small amount of castor oil with coconut oil is not prohibited.

1. Use organic shampoos containing coconut oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil.
2. Use organic coconut oil to lubricate your skin and hair.
3. Keep in mind solid soaps nourish skin pests less than liquid ones.
4. Continue the Ozidex guideline.

Yes. Taking care of pets is not only an obstacle, but it also helps you reduce stress.
Fortunately, human and animal skin parasites are different and cannot be transmitted to each other. However, as a general recommendation, follow the pet’s hygiene.

PROCUTiN

PROCUTiN is a unique product of OZiDEX that helps eliminate Demodex mites and consequently help treat various skin and hair diseases, including rosacea, acne, pruritus, dermatitis, hair loss, and hair thinning. PROCUTiN can be utilized on both the skin and infected surfaces.

PROCUTiN restores health and youth to your skin and hair by eliminating skin pests – most notably, Demodex Mites. The product also makes the body an unsuitable environment for Demodex’s growth and proliferation by controlling skin oil.

Yes, by killing skin parasites, PROCUTiN eliminates some of the necessary grounds for aggravation or triggering skin and hair diseases to maintain healthy skin.

PROCUTiN is not a drug but a natural and herbal product that does not harm the skin or make skin pests resistant. So you can use PROCUTiN for as long as you need, even for a lifetime.

Sunscreens typically contain substances that are good food for skin parasites (Demodex mites). You should not use sunscreen during treatment. Using hats, umbrellas, and walking in the shade are good alternatives. However, if you have to, apply a little PROCUTiN and coconut oil first, then utilize an oil-free sunscreen.

Yes, you can. PROCUTiN is gluten-free and can be used by people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

It is necessary to spray PROCUTiN on problem areas every night for 3-4 months to help treat skin and hair issues. Damp the skin before use, and do not rinse it afterwards.

If you have a skin problem inside the ear canal, you can dilute the PROCUTiN and gently massage it there.

You can do one of the followings:
1. Spray a small amount of PROCUTiN on them routinely.
2. Set them aside for a few days with no use.
3. Leave the fabrics in the sun for several hours to kill the parasites.

No. Always keep PROCUTiN in its original bottle. Other containers may react with the ingredients and alter or reduce the PROCUTiN effect.

Yes. PROCUTiN can kill numerous types of parasites on the skin and environment.

Yes. Although PROCUTiN is formulated for humans, it can kill various insects and skin parasites in humans and animals.

No, it is SLS FREE, SLES FREE, and has no side effects.

Hair FAQ

It can be normal if it’s just a limited number, however hair is weaker when wet, so brushing wet hair can cause breakage and cause your hair to weaken, which could contribute to hair loss.

Demodex mites living in the hair follicles leave waste and their decomposing bodies behind. This can cause a build-up of bacteria and germs and then lead to dandruff. Mites will come out of the hair follicles only to walk and mate on top of the scalp, this causes itching when their tiny claws scuff the surface of the scalp, and excessive scratching can contribute to dandruff as well.

Ozidex products are safe for all hair types, as well as all ages.

Skin FAQ

It’s possible. Mites can be linked to rosacea in some people. People affected with mite-related rosacea will often have weakened immune systems either from autoimmune deficiencies or something in their lifestyle which could be causing the mites to overpopulate in the skin.

Yes it’s possible, as a mite infestation in the eyelash follicles can lead to blepharitis. Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids, eye discharge, a dry gritty sensation in the eyes and general itching/discomfort. If you are experiencing more than two of these symptoms it is very possible to have an eyelash mite infestation.

Lifestyle FAQ

Taking a shower is recommended every morning as well as every night (before bed). If your body is dirty, you should use shampoos. Otherwise, pure water is recommended.

Sunbathing isn’t recommended if you have rosacea or some skin issues that sunshine may worsen your symptoms. So please consult with your doctor.

Using the sauna & steam room during Demodex treatment is against the Ungex protocol unless you remember to have a cold shower immediately after sauna.

Warm and damp areas like the sauna lead to being the ideal environment. In these areas, the Demodex mites can thrive, and it is the best place for mites’ reproduction, so a cold shower is required after using the sauna to lessen the risk.

A cold shower or ice bath is recommended to help reduce the Demodex mites population density; it also improves mood and eases stress.

Yes, of course. In terms of Ungex protocol, swimming can have significant benefits. Still, it is essential to have a cold shower rinse at the end of it. In case of other skin problems, please consult with your primary care physician about this. In the case of Demodex treatment, swimming is not a problem, as long as they rinse after.

Cleansers, soaps, and shampoos – the very essentials we use, whether once or twice daily. We have become reliant on these products to help treat issues we are dealing with in terms of hair and skin. But are we using them enough on our day-to-day basis?

The truth is, no matter how well you clean your skin, you need to give it a little bit of a break when it comes to using skincare products. All cleansers/soaps/shampoos, whether chemical or herbal/natural based, impose harmful effects on our skin. You’ve probably heard it plenty of times that chemical cleansers have the potential to be worse than natural ones and so we should ultimately avoid them when in reality, there isn’t much of a difference on how both can affect the skin.

It is recommended not to overuse cleansers/soaps/shampoos due to the fact that they strip away our skin’s natural oils. It will further aggravate the skin in the long term, and we are left to deal with the side effects that come with it (i.e. acne, blackheads, rosacea, hair thinning, dandruff).

 

Here are some important tips to remember about the use of cleansers:

  1. Only ever use cleansers/soaps/shampoos when necessary, and only if warm water isn’t enough to clean.
  2. Oil is not the sign of dirt on the skin. Dirt has 3 major signs, which include bad smell, makeup/cosmetics, and actual visible dirt.
  3. Herbal/natural cleansers tend to be much stronger than chemical cleansers, so it is advised they are used less often than regular cleansers.
  4. All cleansers – regardless if it is chemical or natural-based, or even Ozidex cleanser – can be harmful if overused.
  5. The role of a cleanser/soap/shampoo is to merely clean dirt deep within and the only one that is harmless for our skin is pure plain water.
  6. We cannot say how often cleansers must be used, but it is advised to use it as little as possible – only when absolutely necessary. Washing your face with water does so much and cleansers should only be used for dirt trapped under the surface of the skin.
  7. All cleansers/soaps/shampoos, including Ozidex products, might be harmful to the skin if over-used.
  8. Cleansers should only be used often on areas of the body that are constantly exposed to dirt (i.e. hands, feet). Using cleansers/soaps/shampoos on other parts of your body really depends on how you maintain your cleanliness and hygiene – just be sure to wash it off when the dirt is visible.

 

Cosmetics FAQ

No! Please try to avoid any makeup or cosmetics during the Demodex treatment as they may feed the mites. Of course, in case you must use cosmetics, then first accept the risk of feeding mites and more prolonged treatment. Then at least use PDT and coconut oil before applying any cosmetics or makeup to lessen the risks.

Basically our job is to eliminate the mites while being kind to the skin, but sometimes people struggle with not using moisturizer, etc. Usually reducing the use of cleanser fixes this (also HFI helps with oil distribution) but if they still need extra moisture coconut is helpful… if they really insist on using other products the morning time is better as most mites are under the surface of the skin and not feeding, however they have to understand that if they ‘cheat’ the process can take longer.

It is temporary though, so once our job is done and Demodex are gone they can pursue other treatments aimed at the skin, and in turn the skin can soak up the nutrients of other treatments instead of the Demodex.

Regular, organic cold pressed is best, but if they complain about it being too greasy some people prefer ‘Fractionated Coconut oil’. And its only used sparingly as needed.

Also, if people have hair loss castor oil is great as it can help promote hair growth. Castor and coconut can also be mixed if skin is super dry. It’s really up to them as long as they are not using other products they can experiment as needed.