Do you suffer from white spots or what appear to be white heads on your face ?
Updated: Jan 9, 2020
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.