Do you suffer from white spots or what appear to be white heads on your face ?
Updated: Jan 9
Do you suffer from white spots on your face or what appears to be small white heads?
Serenity Aesthetics OC would like to address these symptoms. These stubborn hard white spots appear as a white head, but are very hard and stubborn to remove are Milia. The conditions that causes white spots to appear usually on the cheek and back area is tinea versicolor. Milia are small white bumps on the face, typically found on the nose and cheeks. They appear like baby white heads but are very hard because they are made up of keratin, the same keratin found in our hair and nails.
Milia is common amongst newborns and people who have smaller pores, people with smaller pore size, are usually the dry skin type.
A great inexpensive at home tip is to use E.V.O! Yes, you read correctly, Extra Virgin Olive Oil can help! You can mix olive oil, lemon and granulated sugar to make an exfoliator. We recommend a maximum of two times a week as over exfoliating your skin may cause your acid mantle to produce either too much oil or to dry your skin. Olive oil by itself is great too and will help breakdown the keratin.
The next solution is going to make you laugh- a potato! Most of us already have this on hand. There are two ways to use a potato:
1) Grate the potato, squeeze the juice out and apply the juice to the area where you have milia. Allow this to soak in for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. You may also apply olive oil to the area too.
2) Grate the potato, squeeze the juice, saturate cotton rounds with the juice and refrigerate. Place the saturated cotton rounds on your face for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. You may also apply olive oil to the area too. This may be done twice a day.
Tinea versicolor is a fungus, which is caused by yeast. It may sound gross, but we all have yeast naturally on our skin. When it grows out of control, it becomes visual because it is now a fungus. The white spots are more noticeable on darker skin types. Tinea Versicolor is also more common in the warmer seasons due to the weather and sweating more. Heat also causes yeast to grow. If you workout regularly, this can also cause yeast to become overactive.
The treatment for this is very simple- anti-dandruff shampoo! Simply apply the anti-dandruff shampoo to clean skin and allow to dry, there is no need to even rinse off. The properties in the anti-dandruff shampoo will kill the excess yeast and fungus on the skin!
Remember these are at home tips so the results might take awhile longer than prescribed medications and creams, yet they are just as effective and without any harmful side effects!
Thank you so much for reading our blog! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us! We also love to hear the results you have had!
Serenity Aesthetics OC MedSpa specializes in the best nonsurgical facelifts, liquid facelifts with little to no downtime, best anti aging procedures and treatments of skin tightening, ultherapy, cosmetic fillers, neck lifts, botox, Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar and the Greater Orange County Area.