Do you have under the skin bumps that you just can’t get rid of? Chances are, you’re suffering from Milia.

A Milium cyst is a little white bump that typically appears on the nose, cheeks and forehead. These cysts are often found in groups (also known as Milia), and occur when keratin becomes trapped under the surface of the skin. Keratin is a strong protein found in skin tissues, hair and nails. Milia can occur in people of all ages and ethnicities, are pretty common in newborns and often referred to as ‘milk spots’. Sound familiar? Lots of us have them.

What are milia?

Milia are typically associated with some kind of skin damage, such as burns, blistering, long-term sun damage, long-term use of steroid creams and resurfacing procedures like microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing. It can also develop in older clients, because the skin loses its natural ability to exfoliate as we age.

Luckily, most cases of Milia disappear by themselves within a few months, but there are a few home remedies that can help banish them: cleaning the affected area daily, steaming your face, exfoliating regularly and using a good SPF, as well as topical retinoids derived from vitamin A.

Milia skin treatments
preventing milia

For anyone suffering with Milia, we highly 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 super invigorated.

Do contact your GP if you have any skin concerns, or have been struggling with Milia for a while. They’ll be able to screen you for other skin conditions or refer you to a specialised dermatologist if needs be.

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