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Who wouldn't love to have a spot free and flawless skin. But we face umpteen number skin related issues everyday. One such issue is milia. Milia or otherwise called milk spots are small and tiny white bumps that appear under the eyes. Though it's found mostly under the eyes it can also appear on your nose, cheeks and forehead.
Though it's common among the babies which usually disappears within weeks, these can also appear among adults that lasts for weeks, months and sometimes even longer. It causes due to clogged pores when the skin is unable to remove dead skin cells. Though milia is not painful or cause itchiness, it appears to be a mar in your appearance.
Some factors for this can be due to exposure to the sun, usage of heavy make up, lack of enough exfoliation, long term use of steroid creams, etc.
Here are some natural home remedies to get rid of milia.
Honey has natural anti oxidants retain s moisture and avoids dryness. Either you can apply raw honey or can combine honey with other ingredients to reduce milia.
Mix two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of jojoba oil. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat daily or three or four times a week until you see improvement.
Sugar helps in exfoliating your skin naturally thus helping in getting rid of milia.
Squeeze out the lemon juice form half of a lemon and mix it together with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and one spoon of olive oil. Apply this on the affected area and gently scrub. Leave this for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Do this twice a week for few months.
Sandalwood And Rose Water
Both sandalwood and rose water helps remove excess oil from the skin which causes milia.
Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with sufficient rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with cool water and then pat dry your face. Repeat this daily for a few weeks.
Oat Meal Scrub
Oatmeal gives relief from skin dryness and itchiness .Take one tablespoon of granulated sugar and raw honey and 3 tablespoon of oatmeal. Mix all the ingredients and gently scrub your skin for a few minutes. Then, rinse it off.
The antibacterial properties in castor oil can heal several skin problems. It also helps control production of excess oil .Apply ½ teaspoon of castor oil and gently massage in a circular motion. Leave it until it gets absorbed into the skin.
A nice steam can unclog the poresand remove dead skin cells. Just damp a towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water. Now, put this towel on your face for a few minutes and then remove it. Repeat this process a couple of times
Toothpaste contains fluoride that helps remove the symptoms associated with milia.Apply a thin layer on the affected area and leave it on for about 25 minutes. Wash it off in cold water.
Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda nd mix it with sufficient amount of water to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and wait until it gets dry. Wash it off with lukewarm water.