Milia or commonly known as milky spots is a common condition that usually affects newborns, but it can also affected people of all ages.
What are the milky spots?
The major cause of those white hard spots on your face is due to keratin which remains trapped under the skin surface thus creating a small cyst in the shape of white spots. Moreover, they can also be accumulations of fat and sebum. These white spots usually appear on the cheeks, around the eyes, on the face and the nose.
What is the cause?
Sometimes they appear due to skin damage, but they can also appear due to certain already existing skin conditions like burns, blisters, long-term exposure to sun, dermoabrasion, repeated laser treatments etc. Here are some natural treatments you can use in order to treat this skin problem.
Face scrub made of lemon and sugar
Lemon is an excellent solution for this problem since it has antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial and bleaching properties. All you have to do is to mix sugar, lemon and olive oil and then gently scrub this mask using circular motions. Allow it to act for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
Honey is an excellent choice when it comes to hydrating your skin because it will keep the moisture that has been absorbed and it will prevent drying out. Just mix some honey, sugar and jojoba oil.
This oil has the ability to treat asthma, bladder problems, constipation and different infections, but you can also use It in the treatment of skin conditions like acne and milia.
Steam your face
In order to remove dirt from your face, you should steam your face which will also improve the blood circulation and it will open the skin pores. All you have to do is to soak a towel in hot water and place it onto your face for a few minutes. After that, just remove it.
Narrow-leaved tea tree oil
You can use it for skin disinfection due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties. Make sure to wash your face thoroughly before applying the oil onto the affected area, allow it to act throughout the night and rinse it off in the morning.
First of all, roast a pomegranate peel, powder it and then use it to fight milia since it has antioxidant properties. Mix this powder with lemon juice, apply the mask on the affected area and allow it to act for 15 minutes. Repeat this method for several weeks until the bumps and the white spots disappear.
Corn starch and apple cider vinegar
Mix ACV with corn starch to prepare a paste, apply it onto the affected area and allow it to act for 25 minutes. In the end, rinse it off with water.
All you have to do is to take a handful fenugreek leaves and crumple them with some water into a mortar. After that, apply the paste onto your face and allow it to act for 15 minutes.
Remove the makeup before sleeping
You skin should be perfectly clean before going to bed since it is resting during the night. In your sleep, the face is releasing free radicals that damage the healthy collagen in the skin, so if your face is covered with makeup, it will clog the pores thus leading to the appearance of acne and other skin irregularities.
Stay away from direct sunlight
Extended exposure to sunlight can worse the milia and harm your skin even more, so make sure to stay away from harmful sunlight, but also avoid heavy makeup and squeezing out milia.