Milia are hard white bumps or cysts that are caused by dead skin becoming trapped in the outer layers of skin.
Milia are often found in babies, but they can also develop because of skin damage or from using harsh skincare products. The likelihood of milia can be reduced with a dedicated skincare routine, but they can also occur entirely spontaneously.
While milia sometimes go away on their own, stubborn milia may need professional removal.
Milia are caused by sebum and dead skin which has keratinised (hardened) under the skin. There is no agreed cause of milia, although there are links to nutrition (specifically vitamin A and omega deficiency) and general skincare.
There are two main treatment options for milia, electrolysis and extraction. Electrolysis breaks down the hardened keratin, allowing it to be reabsorbed into the body. Extraction involves carefully lancing and removing the milia.
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