Clear Away Milia For Your Smoothest Skin
Less obvious than acne and not so troubling as wrinkles, white bumps on your face - or milia - are nevertheless an annoying skin condition. Appearing as tiny hard lumps embedded under the skin, milia often mar the complexion under the eyes or on your cheeks. Here’s a quick rundown of what these white bumps are and which Eminence Organics methods and products you can use to smooth out your skin.
WHAT IS MILIA?
Milia are actually small cysts filled with keratin - a type of protein found in skin tissue, hair and nail cells. When keratin gets trapped under the skin, tiny white bumps develop - often in small clusters. These stubborn flaws don't become red and inflamed like acne, but instead slowly build up under the skin and remain a white color.
HOW TO GET RID OF MILIA
There are two effective ways of eliminating milia: 1) extraction and 2) exfoliation. Eminence Organics recommends a combination of both methods to remove stubborn milia and maintain smooth and flawless skin:
STEP 1: EXTRACTION
Although it can be tempting to attack milia on your own, we strongly advise against any at-home extractions that can lead to infections and potential scarring. Instead, visit the Eminence Organic Skin Care Spa Locator for your nearest Eminence authorized spa and make an appointment with a trained esthetician. In the hands of a professional, milia can be quickly removed and treated to avoid possible infection from extractions.
STEP 2: EXFOLIATION
In addition to extraction, exfoliation is the skin care step most essential for removing milia. Eminence Organics products are specially formulated to remove the dead skin cell layer, softening the skin for extractions, speeding up the natural process for milia to pop out on their own and preventing further buildup.
Here are our specially selected Eminence Organics recommendations for milia treatment:
Winner of Best Cleanser in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017, Eminence Organics Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser is an ideal product for cleansing and exfoliating normal to dry skin types. Infused with exotic monoi, this cleanser removes surface debris and smooths the skin. For those who have a normal to combination skin type or who prefer a gel cleanser, we recommend our best selling Eminence Organics Red Currant Exfoliating Cleanser. This rejuvenating cleanser uses finely ground olive seed to gently cleanse for revitalized and fresher looking skin.
Using microgreens, stone crop and rice flour with adzuki powder, Eminence Organics Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant provides the perfect prep for effective extraction by your esthetician. Winner for Best Acne Collection, DaySpa Professional Choice Awards 2017, Eminence Organics Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating Peel is another product that we love to use for exfoliation - gentle salicylic acid removes surface impurities and dirt from the skin and prevents buildup. Finally, since milia often cluster around the eye area, we also recommend Eminence Organics Naseberry Eye Exfoliant for specifically preventing and clearing milia around the delicate eye area.
Watch our eye care video below for steps on how to use Naseberry Eye Exfoliant:
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