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Apart from getting them removed by a beauty therapist - don't see the point in this as they are bound to come back anyway. What on earth causes them and can anyone recommend a good beauty routine which would help prevent them? I have pretty nice skin otherwise but these are starting to get me down.
Urea creams (Eucerin and LRP have them). The higher the urea content, the faster they wither. And switch to a less thick/rich/greasy moisturizer /makeup product. I get milia from Bourjois foundations and UD eye primer.
Will try the urea creams. I currently use a BB cream instead of foundation and a vitamin E moisturiser at night and a Simple day moisturiser so I don't think any of these or particularly heavy or rich.
Yes, I have always done it. You need to dip the flannel in boiling water and hold it the the area for as long as you can to really soften it up, then just nick the top off with the needle and it pops out like a tiny pearl.
I have the most sensitive skin ever and I am fine with it, I do it at night as my skin has all night to recover.
A few years ago I stopped using eye creams at night and switched to elemis eye serum, took a month or two but my milia disappeared on their own. They were all under my eyes. I've varied serums in the meantime but don't use eye cream at night and have had precisely one milium (?) since then. I do use eye cream in the morning, and clarins F30 SPF which is the only eye sunscreen I've found so far that doesn't sting.
There was a thread on this last year and inspired by it I risked the hot flannel and a sterilised needle -- it does really work and all but one of mine are gone with no scarring. They did bleed a bit when I first did it but no issues afterwards.
Now I just have one left that's a bit closer to my eye than I felt comfortable going with a needle last year. But I've been giving it some speculative glances in the mirror recently so its days may be numbered.
Crossparsley...Elemis eye serum you say. Going to give that a go as I have some on my eyelids I won't go near with a needle obviously ( I did the couple on my cheek though with no ill effects). I think the sun can bring them on can't it?
French pharmacy brands such as Avene, Vichy, and La Roche Posay are sold in the larger Boots stores. They make really good quality, effective skin care ranges that don't break the bank price wise.
Avene particularly have a really good range of non comedogenic products. Their Extremely Gentle Cleanser is lovely and so are their moisturisers.
As for removal of the milia you already have (they are harmless but tend not to just go away on their own) I would recommend ideally having them removed by a professional. Or you can try DIY like others have suggested... if you can stomach it! A trip to the dermalogists is expensive, I know.