Have you ever noticed tiny little white bumps on your face? You tried to pop it but there's nothing extracted. And you only end up with irritation on the area because you keep picking on it. Stop exactly what you're doing before you start leaving a permanent scar on your face! Because those tiny bumps aren't acne, those are milia.
Milia is not a type of acne!
Unlike acne or whiteheads, milia do not have pores or lining to pop its content because they do not occur within the pores. They are trapped within the skin cells instead so there's no way you could try to pop it 🙅♂️ Milia can occur on parts of the face where there aren't any active oil glands including the eye area, the upper cheek and on the forehead. Milia do not have the pain associated with acne and they don't become red or sore. But these tiny bumps can last for weeks, months or even longer if not properly treated! 😫
But what causes milia?
Milia are usually caused by the use of facial products that do not suit your skin condition 🤦♀️ The use of skincare products with rich formula may cause dead skin to build up. If your skin is prone to milia, it's best to avoid products containing petroleum oil, paraffin or lanolin as these could trigger a milia breakout.
So the next time you're choosing a new product, watch out for these ingredients! ☝ Aside from these risky ingredients, tiny bumps can occur due to sun damage, hormonal changes and genetics too.
So how do we get rid of them?
Exfoliation is the key! 🗝 Since these tiny white bumps occur due to the build up of dead skin cells, what you gotta do is to never let any dead skin stay on your delicate face for a long time without being treated 🙅♀️ BHA exfoliant is a great help to reduce milia as it works to remove dead cells on skin surface and goes deep within pores as well. It's perfect for treating acne and blackheads too! 💯 So remember, less dead skin cells mean fewer chances of getting milia!
Don't forget to use a gentle cleanser, toner, and leave-on products with skin-restoring ingredients. Also, use a lightweight moisturizer and sunscreen with at least SPF 30 protection for a smooth and glowy skin 🙆♀️ However, if a consistent routine doesn’t lead to visible improvement after several weeks, you might need to consult a dermatologist.
Have you ever tried using BHA exfoliant on your tiny bumps? Does it work wonders? Let us know!
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