Natural Homemade Remedies For Milia

The yellowish or whitish spots around your eyes are known as milk spots, or more professionally known as milia.

Milia can also appear on your cheeks, your forehead or on your nose, but most of the time, they appear around the eyes.

The increased production of sebum is the most common reasons why milia can appear. Milia can also appear due to trapped dead skin cells. Other reasons why it can occur is the use of thick cosmetics and too much sun exposure.

There are many different treatments for milia, however, they are oftentimes very expensive and can even leave you terrified. That’s because milia is usually removed with lasers or extreme heat. Other treatments include freezing the bumps or by using chemicals to melt them.

Why go through all these treatments, when you can get rid of milia in a completely natural way. These are just a few of the natural remedies that you can choose from (depending on which suits you the best) to help you treat this problem.

The Power Of Steam

Pour hot water in a small basin and place your face just a couple of inches above the basin. After that, drape a towel that’s big enough to cover your head and basin, and stay like this for 15 minutes every day.

With A Warm Compress

Take 2 cotton pads and soak them in warm water. Squeeze the excess water and put them over your eyes until they get cold.

Raw Organic Honey

Put a layer of raw organic honey on the affected area on a daily basis. Remember it’s better to use raw organic honey instead of regular honey to get better results.

Castor Oil Massage

Start by massaging castor oil around the eyes, and keep doing so until the oil is completely absorbed by the skin. If castor oil is too strong for you, mix it with olive oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

This is a simple remedy and easy to make. Just mix 1 tbsp of ACV with 3 tbsp of cornstarch and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for about 15 minutes.

Aloe Vera

Cut an aloe vera leaf and remove the gel from it. Apply the gel on the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. After that wash it with water.

Tomato Juice

Start by slicing a ripe tomato in two. Apply the slice on the irritated bumps on the face and hold it for 15 minutes or until you feel stinging. After that wash it with water.

Potato Juice

Grate a potato and extract the juice. After that put the juice in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Finally, soak 2 cotton pads in the juice and put them on the affected area. Do this once a day for 15 minutes.

Oatmeal Scrub

This is an easy to make scrub, just mix 2:1 ratio of raw oats and olive oil. This scrub will help you exfoliate the problematic milia area.

Brown Sugar Scrub

Gently massage the affected area with this brown sugar scrub. To make it, just mix 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1/2 tbsp olive oil and a 3-5 drops of lemon juice. Don’t do this more than two times a week.

The whitish or yellowish spots around your eyes are called milk spots. In the medical world, they are referred to as milia.
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