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How to Prevent and Get Rid of Milia

What is Milia?

Nicknamed as milk spots, milia (the plural of milium) are small cysts that usually appear in cluster on the face. Although they can appear anywhere, milia commonly appear on the skin around the eyes and on the cheeks.

What Causes Milia?

Milia form when the dead skin cells or keratin get trapped under your skin.  

How to Get Rid of Milia?

In most cases, milia will disappear on their own within weeks or months. Squeezing and poking at them can damage your skin. If you want them to disappear fast, you can get them removed by a qualified beauty professional.

How to Prevent Milia?

Having a good daily skincare routine is a must. There are 3 things that you need to do every day to prevent and get rid of milia:

1.  Cleanse Your Face Properly

Cleanse your face every morning and evening. Always remove makeup before you go to bed. In the evening, double cleanse your face. First, use a makeup remover to remove all traces of makeup and dirt. Then use a water-rinse-off gentle cleanser to purify your skin and get rid of the oily residue. Makeup remover and cleansing cream often leave an oily residue on the skin that clogs the pores and causes milia to form.

2. Exfoliate Regularly

Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells and helps prevent milia. Choose a gentle exfoliator which has been specially developed for daily use. Night Repair Skin Cell Renewal Booster is a powerful yet gentle exfoliating serum to prevent and get rid of milia. Formulated with 5 alpha hydroxy acids ((glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid) to boost skin cell renewal, prevent dead skin cells and keratin from getting trapped under your skin. Use it as a serum or pre-serum at night.

3. Avoid Using Comedogenic Skincare Products

Silicone and its derivatives such as dimethicone, cyclomethicone and cyclopentasiloxane are known to be comedogenic. They clog your pores; trapping oil, dead skin cells and keratin under your skin. Overtime, this causes milia. Avoid using any face serum or moisturiser that contains silicone and its derivatives.

Skincare Products To Prevent and Get Rid of Milia

 

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Author:

Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist with 25 years experience in skincare research and product development. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.

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