Milia are hard, white, keratin-filled cysts that form just under the skin that typically appear on the nose and cheeks. They usually occur when dead skin becomes trapped just under its surface. While they aren’t big or unsightly in the way that pimples can be, they are as noticeable.
In older children and adults, milia are typically associated with some type of damage to the skin, such as:
blistering due to a skin condition
blistering injuries, such as poison ivy
skin resurfacing procedures, such as derma-abrasion or laser resurfacing
long-term use of steroid creams
long-term sun damage
So how do we get rid of these white spots?
Lemon Juice and Sugar
Mix two tablespoons of sugar, half a lemon’s worth of juice and one teaspoon of oil. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
Mix honey and sugar together. Add oatmeal to the mixture and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply to the face and leave for several minutes. Wash it off with warm water.
Mix castor oil and olive oil. Apply it to your face, let it soak in then dry off. Castor oil is not only a great treatment for asthma and constipation – it’s also great for skin.
Steaming Your Face
Steam helps open up your pores and gets rid of gunk that may be hiding underneath the skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Add a small amount to affected areas and let it sit overnight. In the morning, wash your face.
Pomegranate Peel Powder
Roast a pomegranate peel until brown, crush it into a powder and mix with lemon juice. Apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off. Repeat this for a few weeks.
Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix cornstarch and vinegar to make a paste. Put it on your face and leave it for about 25 minutes then rinse it off.
Get a handful of fenugreek leaves and grind them with a little water. Apply the paste to your face for 15 minutes before washing off.
Remove Make-up before Bed
Keeping your make-up on can irritate your skin and cause all sorts of impurities. Be sure to remove your make-up before you go to bed.
Stay in the Shade
When the sun is strong, the rays can be harmful to your skin. Remember to use sunscreen and wear a hat, especially if you have sensitive skin.