Milia are very small, elevated, white or yellowish spots on the skin. Although this skin condition affects more than 3 million Americans annually, only few have heard about it.
Milia, also known as milk spots, affect people of all ages. The main culprit is keratin trapped under the skin. Although benign, milia are really hard to remove and are commonly found in babies.
Other risk factores for the appearance of milia include sun exposure, burns, blistering, and use of steroid creams.
Luckily, natural medicine has a lot to offer when it comes to milia. Here we recommend a list of the most beneficial natural remedies for treatment of this skin condition.
Lemon Juice and Sugar
Mix 2 tbsp. sugar with juice of half a lemon, and 1 tsp. oil. Lemons provide great antioxidant and healing properties, which makes them extremely helpful for this condition.
Apply to your face, and leave it on for about half an hour.
Used for thousands of years, honey is another amazing natural remedy. Honey speeds up the healing process and attracts moisture to the skin, thus exfoliating the outer skin layer and stimulating new skin growth.
For optimal result, mix it with sugar.
Castor oil is mostly linked to conditions such as constipation, asthma, and bladder infections, but this oil is also beneficial for improving skin health.
Mix equal parts of castor and olive oil and apply to your face. Let it get absorbed, then pat-dry.
Steaming Your Face
Steam is probably the best method to unclog pores and clean skin debris. It’s also great for milia.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has strong antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, which makes it highly beneficial for your skin.
Apply a small amount to the affected area, and leave it overnight. Wash your face in the morning.
Pomegranate Peel Powder
Owing to its antioxidant and exfoliating properties, this fruit is one of the best natural remedies for milk spots.
To use this method, start by scorching a pomegranate peel until it is brown then crush it to powder. You can also add some lemon juice.
Apply this to your face and leave it to act for 15 minutes then rinse it off. Do the treatment for a few weeks for visible results.
Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix cornstarch and vinegar to make an astringent paste then apply it to your face. Let it act for about half an hour before you wash it off.
This plant is well-known for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Natural medicine often recommends it for treatment of acne breakouts, blackheads, boils, milk spots, and other skin blemishes.
Take a handful of fenugreek leaves, and grind them with a bit of water. Apply this to your face and let it act for 15 minutes before you rinse it off.
Remove Makeup before Bed
You probably already know that leaving your makeup on can irritate your skin and leave a lot of skin debris on the outer skin layer. Make sure you always clean your face from chemicals before going to bed.
Stay in the Shade
As sun rays are harmful for your skin, staying away from the sun is highly recommended, especially if your skin is sensitive.