Many people have small, white, round, pimple like bumps around their eyes. These bumps are called milia. They are most prominently found in children, but can also be found in persons of all ages, gender, and ethnicity. They disappear by themselves, and might even regrow in future.

Not many people are aware of milia. So here we are to tell you about them!

Milia are 1-2 mm, white to yellow round shaped bumps. They mostly appear in the area around your eyes, nose, and cheeks, but some people might have them on other body parts as well.They are formed as a result of keratin getting trapped beneath the outer layer of the skin creating a tiny cyst at the base of a hair follicle or sweat gland. Keratin is a protein that protects the epithelial cells from damage.They are in no way itchy or painful or harmful, but they ruin your look. So, You need to get rid of them, and that’s the tricky part if you don’t know how to! You need to make sure not to damage your skin and at the same time, get rid of them.

Here are some ways through which you can remove milia easily. Follow any of the three methods given below:


Method #1

There’s a tool called comedone extractor which can be used to push the milia out of your skin gently. After making a tiny tear on top of the cyst, use your tweezers to pluck the milia out. Don’t be too quick while doing this. After you’re done, finish it up with your daily skin care regime.


Method #2

Take some sharp instrument such as the comedone extractor, sharp needle or very pointed tweezers. Apply some alcohol onto your instrument to avoid any infection. Use a water-soluble cleanser to clean your face. Rinse your skin with warm water and pat dry. After your face is dehydrated, go on removing those milia with the help of your instrument. Be extremely gentle while doing this as you don’t want to scar your face!


Method #3

Remove milia by making a small incision on top them or next to them with your needle or your tweezers.

It is essential to take good care of your skin if you wish to make it healthy and flawless. Use these three methods to remove milia and get a more accurate skin. Also, don’t forget to follow the cleansing, moisturizing and toning routine. Take a balanced diet and drink lots and lots of water!