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What are Milia?
Milia (plural for milium) are small, white or yellow cysts that are caused by over keratinisation under the surface of the skin. Keratin is a
tough protein that is abundant in finger and toe nails. Milia is common around eye, lips, nose and cheek areas of the face, but also can
occur on the torso.
What causes Milia?
Common treatments to help remove milia include:
Prevention tips and recommended skin care products
Skin care products that can help reduce and prevent the development of milia include:
|Recommendation||Benefit||Products available at Complete Skin & Beauty|
|Cleansers (free from soaps, sulphates and parabens)||Gently cleansing the skin to help remove dirt, debris and excess oil.||O Cosmedics Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser|
|Retinol||Vitamin A improves cellular turnover in the epidermis and can prevent further milia from appearing and help refine existing lesions.||
O Cosmedics Retinoic Oil
O Cosmedics Potent Retinol Serum
For a more sensitive skin: Lactic acid. It is an AHA exfoliant that works on the top-middle layers of the epidermis. Dissolving cellular bonds in the epidermis, this causes epidermal cells to flake off.
For a stronger or oily skin type: Salicylic acid. It is a BHA that unclogs pores and can refine bumpy skin, including milia and blackheads.
O Cosmedics Corrective Cleanser & Peel
O Cosmedics Multi-functional PeelO Cosmedics Pure C + BHA
Using daily can reduce the UV and environmental damage that can stimulate the production of milia.
O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30+O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30+ Tinted
To decrease the chances of causing milia, it is recommended to:
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Emily has been a beauty therapist for 5 years now and has been completing a Bachelor of Dermal Sciences over the last three years. This degree covers the skin in its entirety; including skin conditions, disorders, learning about related body systems such as lymphatics, and modalities related to skin such as Laser/IPL, RF (radio frequency skin tightening), Body Sculpting, Dermal Needling, Electrolysis and Chemical peels. She is a keen reader and loves documentaries, cuddling with her cat and her new hobby of gardening.
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