Milia are white small sizes bumps that appear on the surface of the skin. These grains do not constitute health hazards, but their unsightly appearance can be quite disturbing for some people. Here’s how to get rid of milia.
Milia are small cysts of dead cells that commonly affect babies and disappear after certain time, but also can affect adults.
The causes of milia:
The exact cause of this phenomenon has not yet been determined by the experts. However, several factors may favor their appearance, such as excessive exposure to sunlight, or the use of creams containing steroids. Sometimes these grains can disappear by themselves. Otherwise, you can apply some natural remedies to get rid of milia.
Lemon juice and sugar
Mix two tablespoons of brown sugar with the juice of a lemon and a tablespoon of olive oil. Lemon is a very effective antibacterial agent that cleans your skin deeply and gives it luster. Brown sugar is a very effective exfoliant that will remove dead skin. Apply the mixture on your face, let it stand for 30 minutes and rinse. However, due to the photosensitizing properties of lemon, this treatment should be applied only in the evening.
Honey has many benefits for the skin. This is a very effective antiseptic product that deeply moisturizes the skin, facilitating the attachment of water molecules and promotes cell regeneration. In addition, its antioxidant content prevents the accumulation of free radicals that attack healthy body cells and accelerate aging of the skin. Apply honey on your face in circular motions, let it stand for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. You can apply this trick every night before sleeping.
Castor oil is widely used by the Ayurvedic specialists to relieve pain associated with arthritic diseases. It is also effective for the skin and to remove the milia. Indeed, it is a great antibacterial, antiviral and fungicide product that deeply cleans the pores and prevents the accumulation of dead skin. However, it is advisable to mix the oil with other vegetable oils, such as coconut oil. Apply this mixture every night on affected areas and sleep with it.
A regular face washing will prevent the accumulation of dead skin and therefore the appearance of milia. Take steam baths once or twice a week; this will dilate your pores and remove impurities in them. Then you can use a natural exfoliant (lemon juice and sugar) to eliminate these white dots.
Essential tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties that thoroughly cleanse the skin and removes accumulated toxins. It is advisable to mix it with vegetable oil (coconut oil) and apply it every night on the affected areas.
Pomegranate peel powder
The pomegranate peel powder is popular to appease various digestive disorders. However, it can also be used for the skin, due to its high content of antioxidants which protect it from external aggressions and prevent the accumulation of dead cells. To do this, mix the powder with a little lemon juice, apply the mixture on your face and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse with water. Apply this treatment for 2 or 3 times a week at nigh only.
This plant is prized for its antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The conventional medicine experts recommend the fenugreek leaves to address blackheads, acne, whiteheads and skin imperfections. Take a handful of dried fenugreek leaves, grind them and mix with a little water. Apply it on your face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing. This treatment will relieve skin problems and prevent the accumulation of dead cells and thus milia.
Finally, here are couple tips to prevent the appearance of these white bupms:
Improper removing of the makeup clogs the pores, promotes the accumulation of toxins, skin problems and accelerates the onset of wrinkles. Make sure you clean your face well before bed. Tip: you can use natural yoghurt to remove the makeup.
Avoid the sun
The sun’s UV rays promote the appearance of wrinkles and accumulation of toxins. It is advisable to always wear sunscreen before leaving the house and to avoid too much sun exposure.