That is a close up of a Demodex. That nasty little sumbitch is a mite that lives in the follicles on your face. It particularly loves to dig down into the roots of your eyelashes. This is a magnified view of an eyelash with a cluster of Demodex asses sticking up out of it:
Everyone has them, but it turns out that people with oily skin, like me, often have the heaviest infestations of these bastards. Every time an eyelash falls out easily when you rub your eyelid, it probably did so because of a large congregation of mites around it’s root. Think about THAT next time you see and eyelash on someone’s cheek. Hell, think about that next time you go to kiss someone’s cheek. The odds are good that these mites just laid eggs on the kissee’s skin.
I was aware, with my background in biology, that we are the natural hosts for many, MANY microscopic flora and fauna. Nevertheless, I did not need to see what the repugnant little critters looked like. I have OCD. I will dwell on this, much like the Demodex are currently dwelling in my pores.
Excuse me while I go wash my face. Repeatedly. Maybe with lye soap. Or bleach.