Have you noticed little white bumps on your face that won’t go away, no matter how much you scrub your skin? These bumps might be milia, a common skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells become trapped beneath the surface of your skin.
Milia is often mistaken for acne, but unlike acne, milia won’t go away easily and cannot be popped. The bumps are usually small, white or yellow in color, and can appear anywhere on the face, including the eyelids, cheeks, and forehead. Although milia is more common in babies and young children, it can happen to anyone, regardless of age.
So, what causes milia?
There are a few different factors that can contribute to its development. First, milia can be caused by clogged pores due to an overproduction of sebum. This can happen when your skin produces too much oil, which can also contribute to acne breakouts. Excess oil from skincare products can also be to blame. Second, milia can be caused by damage to the skin, such as sunburn or injury that results in blisters. Lastly, dry skin can be the cause for these pesky white bumps that you can’t get rid of.
While milia is generally harmless and doesn’t pose a major health risk, it can be unsightly and bothersome. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of it.
So how do you get rid of it?
The BioRePeel from Sleekskin® Aesthetics is an excellent way to treat the skin and rid the pores of milia-causing debris. Additionally, professionally done extractions could remove ones that have already formed without causing scarring or further damage to the skin. Another option is to use topical treatments, such as the Sleekskin® Retinol Radiance or Sleekskin® Overnight Facial Exfoliant, to help slough off dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
If you want to prevent milia from developing in the first place, there are a few things you can do. The first is to avoid using heavy or oily skincare products that can clog pores. Instead, trust a professional (such as Sleekskin®) to determine what products are best for your skin type.
In conclusion, milia is a common skin condition that can be frustrating to deal with, but it is treatable. If you’re struggling with milia, don’t suffer anymore. Instead, schedule your appointment with Sleekskin® today, and remember prevention is key, so take good care of your skin to keep it healthy and glowing.