Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Ever notice those small white pesky little bumps typically around the eye area but can appear on other areas of the face? Those bumps are called "Milia" and they appear as little, light-colored hard balls that are made up of keratin (dead skin cell) build-up. Don't bother trying to pop them like a pimple! They are too far underneath the skin to be able to squeeze out naturally. Milia shows up when you haven't exfoliated enough and/or when you’re using occlusive (heavy/pore-clogging) skincare ingredients.
Remedy to prevent milia? Use mild exfoliants like Dermalogica Microfoliant or Under-Eye Retinol and use light moisturizers or facial oils that are non-comedogenic. If you have milia around your eyes, seek your dermatologist for removal. For milia removal anywhere else, seek your esthetician!