Have you ever noticed little white bumps around your eyes or the eyes of your loved ones? Turns out, those bumps are there for a reason, and they can let you know something serious about your health. The bumps are a condition known as Milia, a very common skin problem that affects millions of people in the United States every year. Milia can affect people of all ages, but it is especially common in children and newborns.
Milia occurs when the body lacks keratin, a protein that is very important for the outer layer of the skin. Though the spots aren’t painful or itchy, many people find them to be irritable and unsightly. Milia is usually cleared up in a few months, but some people choose more aggressive measures such as surgery or laser treatments.
Luckily, there are a variety of natural options to get rid of those white bumps that don’t involve a major medical procedure. Keep reading to see what these homemade remedies are and how you can best use them.
Sugar and Lemon Scrub
Mix two tablespoons of sugar with some lemon juice and a pinch of olive oil to make a very helpful face scrub that will help get rid of those pesky dots. Leave the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes each night for best results.
Weirdly enough, raw honey works as a great moisturizer and can do wonders for your skin when applied. Honey can also do an excellent job of healing dry skin.
A Hot Towel
Press a towel under hot water and place it over your face for a few minutes. Do this over the course of a few days and watch those spots disappear.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has a lot of uses, and one of the most convenient is as a natural disinfectant for your skin. Simply dab some oil on your face before you go to bed and wash it all off in the morning.
Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar
Combine these two ingredients to make a paste that you can gently apply to the problem areas on your face. Leave it on for about 25 minutes before rinsing it off.
Don’t Fall Asleep in Makeup
Sleeping in makeup can clog your pores and leave you in danger of a variety of skin conditions.
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