Wednesday, 19 March 2014

How to get rid of Milia (White bumps around eyelids)

Hi guys!

I hope you are all ok.

I've always wanted to do eye make-up looks, but have been putting off doing it because of what appears around my eyes.

I have what is known as Milia.

Milia are small raised bumps on the skin. It is a type of skin cyst that is filled with a protein called Keratin.

They are normally found in clumps together, like mine are. They can appear as pearly-white or yellowish bumps, mine are like white milk spots.

They are mostly seen on the skin around the cheeks, nose, eyes, eyelids, forehead and chest, but can appear anywhere on the body.

Normally they clear by themselves, but I have had mine pretty much all my life. They don't hurt at all and at certain times they do seem to get bigger then go back down again. They just don't look nice to look at in my opinion.

The treatments that are available for Milia removal are:

  • Cryotherapy (a treatment that freezes skin lesions - a skin lesion is where a patch of skin has changed in appearance).
  • Laser Treatment.
  • Dermabrasion (a procedure that removes the top layer of affected skin).
  • Chemical Peeling.
I really don't fancy any of these, especially around my eyes. I have been meaning to go and see a GP and see what they say. 

But for now I think I may try and use a hard exfoliating scrub and see if they fall off, or at least shrink in size.

If anyone else has this and have found an effective home treatment, then please do let me know.

Speak soon.

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