Those hard, white bumps under your skin that just won’t let up, no matter how hard you squeeze?
They probably aren’t spots.
Often tiny but always annoying, milia can crop up anywhere under the skin, although most of us tend to mistake them for acne clusters or even skin tags.
The good news? There are so many simple ways to stop them from rearing their heads.
Smooth, flawless skin, here we come.
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, honey is an effective solution for treating milia. The antioxidants and humectant compounds to aid in repairing damaged skin and keeping skin clean. It can also be used to make a face scrub to exfoliate skin and reduce the appearance of white bumps.
Slather raw honey on your face and allow it to set 15 minutes. Repeat daily until you achieve desired results.
2. Skin care
Because improper skin care can cause these white lumps to appear, you should wash and exfoliate your face regularly, and continue to apply a good moisturizer.
A facial sauna is useful in treating milia and unclogging pores as it helps loosen and remove dead skin cells and debris.
– Soak a clean towel in hot water and wring out the excess water. Place the towel on your face for a few minutes and then remove it. Repeat a couple of times. Do this daily for about a week or a little more.
– Alternatively, you can steam your face for 10 to 15 minutes daily until the condition clears. You can apply apple cider vinegar or castor oil after this steam treatment.
4. Avoid the sun
Excessive sun exposure can cause these white granites to multiply and make it harder to get rid of them. Then you should avoid exposure to the sun, or at least use some sunscreen.
5. Sugar Lemon Juice Scrub
For this homemade scrub, combine 2 tbsp. of sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice and 1 tsp. olive oil. Scrub your face and let the mixture sit on your skin for 20 minutes before washing off. This exfoliate will help break up and unclog pores that are trapping milia.
6. Cornstarch and vinegar
With this combination, the bundles will be a thing of the past quickly. Mix a teaspoon of vinegar (preferably apple) with enough cornstarch to obtain a paste. Apply to the affected area and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, fenugreek leaves have a very positive effect on acne, blackheads and milia.
The roasted powder of pomegranates is a very popular treatment to quickly eliminate milia. Because it is antioxidant and rich in vitamin C, it exerts a calming effect on the skin and also treats a few imperfections. To do it yourself, toast some pomegranate peels until they are spoiled and dark brown. Grind them to powder and apply them to the white lumps with water, but without rinsing them. Perform this procedure once a week until the family leaves.
9. Castor Oil
Castor oil has natural healing and antibacterial properties and also helps control oil production, thereby curing a number of skin problems including acne and milia.
– Simply apply one-half teaspoon of castor oil on your face and leave it on until it is completely absorbed in the skin. Do this daily for several months.
– You can also use a mixture of equal parts of castor oil and olive oil in the same way.
– Alternatively, you can apply a paste of one teaspoon of castor oil and enough baking soda on the affected area. Leave it on for a few hours and then wash it off. Repeat daily for about two weeks.
If the white lumps really bother you and all the exfoliants and skin routines do not achieve the goal, consult a doctor. You may have to remove the milia with professional procedures such as cryotherapy or extraction.
Do not apply these methods on babies or small children, since the milia in many cases usually disappear without treatment and removing them could damage their sensitive skin.