Do you know what milia stands for? It’s a term that’s used to describe those small, solid, white little cysts which are usually formed under the skin and are mostly located in the eye area on your face. These cysts usually appear when keratin (a strong protein found in the tissues of the skin cells, hair and nails) gets stuck below the surface. You’ve probably noticed them on yourself on someone you know. They look just like pimples and are easy to notice.
Milia usually appear on newborns but they can also happen to people from all ages. Appear suddenly and disappear just as suddenly after a few weeks. They’re pretty small, about 1-2mm in diameter and are usually located on the face, around the eyes, nose and cheeks. They are completely harmless but we have to admit they can look quite unattractive, especially if there are more than one on your face. If you have them and would like to know the easiest way to get rid of them this article will show you exactly that. Three alternative methods to remove the small cysts from your skin in the easiest possible way. Here’s how:
This method includes using the comedone extractor to take the milia out through the small opening. If using this method, it’s important to be very gentle. After you’ve made a tiny opening on the cyst, pull it out with tweezers. Finish with your regular skincare routine.
For this method you need a sharp needle, very pointed tweezers because flat-ended tweezers won’t do, and/or a comedone extractor. Start by cleaning your face thoroughly with some gentle and water-soluble cleanser and a washcloth or a cleaning brush. Wash it off with lukewarm water then dry your skin completely before starting the milia extraction process. Be cautious to disinfect the needle, tweezers, and comedone extractor with alcohol before you start in order to prevent possible infections.
Start by making a very tiny opening on top of the milia or very near it using a needle or tweezers. This will make the milia easily accessible.