Milia is the term used for tiny, white bumps which show up on the skin, usually on the face. They are common on newborns, but can affect infants, teens, and adults too.
What Causes It?
The exact cause of milia is still unknown. It comes in two forms: primary and secondary. The former is the one seen in babies and the latter is seen in older children or adults. Skin irritations which can contribute to development of milia include:
Skin resurfacing procedures, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing
- Long-term use of steroid creams
- Blistering due to a skin condition
- Blistering injuries, such as poison ivy
- Long-term sun damage
10 Natural Remedies for White Bumps Around The Eyes
1. Sugar Lemon Juice Scrub
Lemons have antioxidant and antibacterial properties while sugar makes an exfoliating agent. Mix two tablespoons of sugar with juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of olive oil. Scrub the face, let it work for fifteen minutes, then rinse it off.
2. Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar
To remove unwanted milk spots, mix equal amounts of the ingredients to make an astringent paste. Apply on the skin; let it work for twenty-five minutes, then rinse.
3. Castor Oil
Castor oil has antibacterial properties which keep skin`s oil production in check. Mix equal amounts of castor oil and olive oil and apply on the face. Leave it on for a while and then rinse it off.
Steaming the face promotes better blood circulation and helps remove dead skin cells.
5. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil works as great disinfectant for the skin. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties which clear the skin of any infection. Wash the face thoroughly and then apply tea tree oil to the affected areas. Leave the solution overnight and rinse it off in the morning.
6. Pomegranate Peel Powder
Roast a few pomegranate peels until brown. Crush them into powder and combine with lemon juice. Apply the mask to the face and let it work for about fifteen minutes before rinsing it off.
7. Raw Honey
Mix raw honey with sugar to make a scrub, then use it to exfoliate the top layer of the skin.
8. Fenugreek Leaves
Fenugreek leaves are known for their antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Grind a handful of fenugreek leaves with water, spread the paste on the face, and let it work for fifteen minutes.