Have you heard about milia? They’re small, white bumps on your skin which usually appear around your nose, cheeks or eyes and simply don’t disappear. They’re also known as milk spots and are quite common in babies. However, they can also appear in adults and happen as a result of keratin getting trapped under the skin and small, white bumps appear.
Milk spots can often happen after some skin care treatment like laser treatments, steroid creams, sun exposure, burns or blisters. If you have milk spots don’t be alarmed as they’re nothing serious and have no unwanted side-effects on your overall health.
They may not pose a health risk but they are still unpleasant to look at and many people would like to get rid of them. Luckily for you, there are a few very effective natural remedies you can use to get rid of milk spots and we’ll share with you a couple of them:
7 Effective Natural Remedies for Milia (milk spots)
Oatmeal is an excellent remedy for milk spots. Grind oatmeal with a spice grinder, you can grind a larger amount and store it for later use, for this remedy you’ll only need a tablespoon of oatmeal. Mix the oatmeal with a few drops of water until everything is combined into a thick paste. Exfoliate your face with this oatmeal paste, paying special attention to the areas with milk spots.
- Steam treatment
Steaming is a simple technique but a rather effective one when it comes to milk spots. Boil some water and pour it in a small basin. Position your face over the steaming water and cover your head with a towel so that the steam is focused on your face. Let the steam open your pores and perform this treatment every day for best results.
Honey is a remedy for everything, including milk spots. Just apply some honey on your milk spots every day but make sure the honey you use is organic; it’s the best one for this use. Leave the honey on your face for about 20 minutes and rinse your face with some warm water.
- Tomato Juice
Tomato juice is also an effective natural remedy against milk spots. Grab one tomato, cut it into half and rub its juice over the milk spots on your face. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. For best results repeat the treatment twice a week.
- Castor Oil
Castor oil is an excellent oil with a plethora of health benefits. It’s mostly used for hair growth and eyebrows and eyelashes thickening but it’s effective against milk spots as well. Combine 1tsp of the oil with 1tsp of olive oil and apply the mixture directly on the milk spots. Leave the mixture on for 10-20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water.
- Sugar + Lemon exfoliation
A nice exfoliation once or two times per week is an excellent method for milk spots elimination. Here’s how you can do it: mix 1tsp of sugar with a drizzle of lemon juice and massage your face with this mixture. Gently apply it over the milk spots, using circular motions. Massage the milk spots for a few minutes and rinse with water afterwards.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a great remedy for milk spots. You can find it in almost every health store and thanks to its antibacterial properties it’s very good for all kinds of skin problems. Buy a good quality tea tree oil for best results. Apply the tea tree oil on the affected areas and leave it on during the night. When you get up the next morning rinse it off with some water. The oil is super grease so you might want to tie your hair overnight to avoid greasing it.
All of these remedies are super effective, natural and provide great results in a short period of time. Try them out, find the one that suits your needs the best and use it regularly until you’re satisfied with the results.