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What are these tiny bumps on my skin?

Have you noticed little raised whitish bumps on your skin? You know they aren't pimples or acne so what are they?

These little nuisances are called Milia. Milia are small white or yellow bumps that are most commonly found around the eyes and nose however they can appear anywhere. Newborns have them most often but they can occur at any age. You may notice an increase when your skincare routine gets a little lax.

How is Milia Formed?

Milia are formed when dead skin cells become trapped under your healthy skin and your body sends white blood cells to engulf the dead skin cell to protect the body.

How long will it treat Milia?

Milia will go away on its own in a few months, however, there are several ways you can speed it along.

Keeping your face clean is the number one way to get rid of Milia and to ensure new bumps are not created. Here at Viva Aesthetics, we are strong believers in the double cleanse method. By double cleansing, you are ensuring that all the makeup, oils, pollution, atmospheric particles are off your skin, and your skin is clean and ready to accept your toner.

Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for clear skin. It not only clears your pores of any debris it also increases your cell turnover rate to remove damaged skin sooner which will give you that fresh youthful glow!

Steaming is a great way to open up your pores. And actually helps in a number of ways. Steaming increases the circulation of your blood and lymphatic fluid, it also releases acne-causing bacteria and dead skin cells, releases trapped sebum from your sebaceous glands. It also increases your healthy oil production on your face which will keep your skin hydrated and stop dryness. The final great point to steam is so that it opens up your skin’s permeability which means your products have an easier time entering the skin barrier.

One thing you must avoid is poking and picking at Milia. This will cause damage to your skin, and you could end up scarring your skin permanently. Not only that but you will be putting any dirt, bacteria, or oils inside your skin which could lead to more milia or acne.

How to prevent Milia?

Milia can be prevented by following the treatment methods regularly. Ideally, you would want to be exfoliating twice a week depending on your skin’s sensitivity. A great exfoliant we love is the dermalogica daily superfoliant which is especially fantastic if you are particularly active in your lifestyle.

As we always say double cleansing will keep your skin clean and remove any dead skin cells, makeup, oil and debris from your skin twice a day to ensure your skin will be flawlessly clean.

We love the Dermalogica Precleanse. As your first cleanser and then dermalogica offers a wide range of cleansers to suit your skin type for your second cleanser.

If you would like to up your skincare game and invest in great skin, book an appointment to have your skin analyzed so our skincare professionals can select the perfect products for you.

(905) 638 8804

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