The bad news? Milia can be unsightly. The good news? You don’t have to live with them… You look in the mirror and BAM! There’s this tiny, white bump on your cheek. You think it’s a whitehead and, naturally, proceed to pinch it. Nothing happens, besides feeling eye-watering pain because you pressed so hard. Plus, it appears to ‘run’ away when you apply pressure. This is not like any blemish you’ve ever encountered. So, what is it? And most importantly, how do you get rid of it?
Milia (pronounced me-LEE-ah) most commonly occur in infants—especially on a newborn’s nose or forehead— but also can occur in children and adults. Luckily, milia—or milium for one— are not dangerous. However, they can make you feel insecure about your looks, especially when they appear in groups on your face. Of course, I understand, you want those facial milia gone!