Have you ever noticed small white bumps under your eyes that look like whiteheads or ‘chicken skin’?
Chances are they are actually milia. Milia have a thin layer of skin that grows over them, making them hard like a cyst and difficult to remove unlike a whitehead that would eventually exfoliate away.
Milia are usually the result of using skin care products around the eye area that are too rich for the thinner skin and tinier pores. Hence it is important to choose the right formulation specific to your skin type and eye area.
Some of the other factors that cause milia to appear are using an incorrect eye make up remover or not removing your eye make-up at the end of the day.
For some skin types these milia are hereditary, however you may still notice a change from altering your products and routine.
What can you do about milia? Assess your eye cream, is it too rich or heavy for your skin? Do you have the right make up remover for your needs? Do you take your make up off thoroughly every evening?
There is always the option to book a deluxe facial and have your skin assessed here at Aesthetic Beauty & Massage, by our talented Beauty Therapist Lara. She will discuss your needs with you and recommend any necessary changes to your routine.
It's easier to prevent milia than to get rid of them, so invest in good advice and skin care products. Our key product ‘Essential Eye Gel’ is a lightweight formula perfect for the delicate eye area but nutritious enough to deliver the hydration we need to slow the aging process.