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What is this on my skin....

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Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 16:40:01

They look like teeny tiny cream coloured dots mainly on forehead, nose and chin. Not sure if it's a build up of skin or something, if I squeeze tiny little wiggles sometimes come out. Sounds disgusting I know, does this sound familiar to anyone?

burnishedsilver Wed 11-May-16 17:44:25


YorkieDorkie Wed 11-May-16 17:48:21

Milia - congestion from sebum production.

Nabootique Wed 11-May-16 17:50:17

When you say cream coloured, do you mean like they have a head?

Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 17:52:07

Defo not milia they aren't bumps they are flat on skin like tiny pores?

Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 17:52:47

Also milia isn't actually congestion from sebum they are caused by dryness.

GreyTS Wed 11-May-16 17:56:33

Sounds like sebaceous filaments, not much can be done but you can minimise their appearance with good exfoliation

Nabootique Wed 11-May-16 17:59:40

I was going to say, you probably wouldn't be able to get stuff out of a milia like that. They're under the epidermis. Sounds like a closed comedone to me.

VocationalGoat Wed 11-May-16 18:12:30

I've had them for years and I have heard that getting them professionally extracted by a dermatologist (not by an esthetician) will give you good results.I never did this but for me, Paula's Choice Weekly AHA lotion made a significant impact and greatly reduced my milia. I also started hot cloth washing with Aveda facial oil (anything with Jojoba is great). This also made a big difference.
But I really swear by the Paula's Choice AHA lotion once a week and then nightly or every other night, a mild exfoliating lotion like Aveda Botanical Kinetics (which I use every other night).

Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 18:55:20

Thanks vocation but we have established its not milia! Appreciate your input though.

I think you can only see them when I have foundation on, well at least that seems to accentuate them

MadisonMontgomery Wed 11-May-16 19:02:47

Sounds like sebaceous filaments to me - I don't think you can remove them completely but I find an acid toner helps and if any of them are looking particularly obvious I give them a good squeeze (but that's mainly for my own enjoyment more than anything)

Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 19:09:28

My bloody skin is hypersensitive though so doesn't tolerate acids sad even the ten clarifying toner which is supposedly mild burnt my face off.

Indecisivejo Wed 11-May-16 19:21:52

Just googled images of sebaceous filaments (yuk don't do it) and its defo these!! Now what though?!

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