The eyelashes are some kind of “fertile ground” for the life of various strange creatures, that can be destroyed with the classic washing. But, if you have a pet then you have more chances to have these tenants.
If you did not know your skin daily inhabits many types of microscopic organisms. One of them are the so-called eye mites. They live in the hairs and the pores of the face, but the most suitable residence for them are the follicles of the eyelashes..
*video taken from CBS Miami YouTube channel