We all at some point had those little white bumps that seem to be impossible to remove, well, while it is difficult to get rid of milia—their real name—, there are some things you can do.
Melia can be annoying and, no doubt tempting to pick at, but that is the one thing you shouldn't do if you don't want to cause redness and irritation. Let's start by defining what these tiny white bumps are.
What Is Milia?
Melia is not, in fact, some type of acne. They are a build-up of keratin that typically appears around the eyes and nose and you can get it at any point in your life.
What can you do to get rid of milia?
Melia can be treated by dermatologists, the best thing you can do is to make an appointment with an expert. It is very important for a professional to address the issue because Melia does not have an opening like other types of acne, and you need a sterile needle to remove its contents.
Is there any home treatment?
In short, there is no DIY method to remove milia, but you can prevent it. Products with salicylic acid, or a glycolic acid toner, can help prevent bumps from appearing in the first place. Any mild exfoliator, or product that promotes cell turnover, such as retinol, will help maintain your pores unclog and free of those really annoying white bumps we now know are called Melia.