Everything you need to know about milia
Do you suffer from under the skin bumps that you just can’t get rid of? Chances are you’re suffering from Milia.
A Milium cyst is a small, white bump that typically appears on the nose, cheeks and forehead. These cysts are often found in groups. Multiple cysts are called Milia. Milia occur when keratin becomes trapped beneath the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein that’s typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells. Milia can occur in people of all ages and ethnicities. They’re very common in newborns and are normally referred to as ‘milk spots’.
Milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin. This can include but not limited to; burns, blistering, long term sun damage, long term use of steroid creams and resurfacing procedures such as microdermabraison or laser resurfacing. It can also develop in older clients as the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate as we age.
In most cases, Milia will disappear on their own within a few months however a number of home remedies may help get rid of them; cleaning the affected area daily, steaming your face, exfoliate regularly, use SPF as well as topical retinoids derived from vitamin A.
For anyone suffering with Milia we recommend our HydraFacial Skin Health For Life facial. It uses super-serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. These serums boost hydration and protect skin from environmental damage, leaving it recharged, renewed, and invigorated.
Please contact your GP if you have any skin concerns or have been suffering with Milia for a while. They’ll be able to screen you for other skin conditions or refer you to a specialised dermatologist if necessary.