Last week I received a tweet asking about Milia so I decided to do a post on it. I found a home made recipe that also helps.
I’m no expert but I know a little about the condition. My interest in skin care lies in finding natural ways to improve skin.
The Science bit…
Milia look like hard little white bumps that often present themselves around the eye area. They are very common keratin-filled cysts. It’s common in newborns because their sebaceous glands are often not fully formed.
Why does it occur?
Skin trauma from dermabrasion can result in milia formation or after contact dermatitis. But the main cause in women is using skin care products that are either too heavy or not suited for your skin type. You can also get them when you get too much sun and develop thicker skin with more blockages. However, some people have skin conditions where their skin does not exfoliate itself properly and this leads to blockages.
How can you get rid of it?
If you have had Milia for a while you may need to see a Beautician to help get rid of it. But if it’s recently formed you can try disperse the Milia through massage with essential oils. Use:
- 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 5 drops Thyme Essential Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil