Milia – not as pretty as it sounds
Recently, I got spots under my eyes. Just little teeny white dots just under the skin. I figured they’d go away. Well, I self-diagnosed, and I’m convinced it’s milia (aka milk spots or oil seeds).
wikipedia suggests milia can be caused by harsh face washes or repeated hot showering by those with sensitive skin. Another website says milia can also be caused by sun damage, dermabrasion, topical steroid creams, and other skin trauma.
Whatever the cause, it is fairly common among adults. And the important thing to know is that they are not pop-able. You can’t remove them at home without risking scarring. Go to a doctor or skin specialist for removal or treatment.
Has anyone had them or had them removed? I’d like to hear any advice or experiences you’ve had.