How To Get Rid Of Milia

This post outlines how to get rid of the particular type of spots, Milia. You can also visit the page on How To Get Rid Of Spots (Acne) Fast, Free and Naturally for remedies on how to get rid of acne.

Milia are those stubborn bumps which seem to randomly appear on the skin, often around the eyes. Although they don’t usually have a drastic effect on a person’s appearance, they can do if they are present in a large quantity. So you’re probably looking for ways to get rid of these nasty little buggers and keep them off. So let’s start!

For starters, what are Milia? They are usually white or pale yellow spots that appear around and in some cases on the eye lids. They are in fact a type of cyst containing a protein named keratin which is something that strengthens the skin. This protein becomes trapped in the skin instead of exfoliating naturally. They are unharmful.

As for the treatments, there are many methods suggested by different dermatologists. So I shall write about a few here.

One method is to wet a cloth with hot water and put it on you’re face for a few minutes. Of course, make sure the cloth is not too hot or it will hurt! The warmth will allow the skin to loosen and allow the pores to open up. This allows dead skin cells and dirt to get out of the skin, and therefore cleans the skin of anything that shouldn’t be there. An exfoliating facial scrub can also be used after this to further get rid of spots, in particular Milia.

Another method is to use exfoliating facial scrub. This type of scrub makes the top layer of the skin come off, which in turn allows the cysts fall off. The face should be washed with warm water first, then the scrub should be applied. Exfoliator is used generally to clean the skin and keep it refreshed.

The last and final method to remove milia is with the use of needles. Removing Milia with needles is relatively painless. Make sure the needle has been sterilised before use to prevent infection. Use the needle, slowly insert into the milia spot, which will make the keratin come out. Make sure you thoroughly ’empty the spot’ of it’s content. Make sure you  wash you’re face thoroughly after this, preferably with soap and cool water. The cool water will make the pores close up, preventing anything from getting inside.

Great care must be taken with all of these methods. Any Milia on eye lids should be avoided as these are very sensitive areas of skin and also a dangerous area to be applying scrubs or even putting a needle. Consult a doctor if you are not sure of what to do.

Thanks for reading, hope it helped!


  1. Anonymous says:

    what type of facial scrub do you use and where can you buy them thankyou????

    • Hi there. There are many scrubs available. The one I personally use is the St Ives Apricot Scrub which I think is great. They are available at most health and beauty stores such as Boots.

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