Those annoying little white spots that just never seem to come to the surface and go away? Milia – can be the bane of your existence, particularly when they continue to form despite your best efforts at keeping your skin “clean”. You tend to poke and pick at them until the pop but frustrating so they never go away.
Milia or ‘white spots’ are small cysts formed of keratin, a protein found within the skin. They appear on the top layer of the skin and can be found around the eyes or cheeks. They form when skin cells become trapped rather than exfoliate naturally. The trapped cells become walled off into tiny cysts that appear like white beads below the surface of the skin. As the surface is worn away, the tiny cyst may resolve on its own, though, intervention to remove the cyst may offer more rapid resolution.
Though they are not associated with acne or blemishes but they can sometimes be uncomfortable and irritating.
Milia are common in all ages and both sexes. They most often arise on the face, and are particularly prominent on the eyelids and cheeks, but they may occur elsewhere.
Milia form for a variety of reasons. Some you can fix, others aren’t so easily dealt with. Milia are often the result of a problem that has affected the skin’s surface.
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