Milia occur when dead skin cells get trapped under the skin's surface, forming small, hard cysts.
Sun damage is also a contributing factor to milia because it makes skin rough and leathery, so it's more difficult for dead cells to rise to the skin's surface and shed normally.
Because these milias are trapped under the skin, they can be hard to remove. Digging them out can cause skin damage and scaring so it is beneficial to have this done by a professional. Sometimes they come to the surface and dislodge over time.
Suggest a skincare routine to soften the skin and refine the pores. Cleansing and toning is important to thoroughly cleanse the skin and aid pH balance. Exfoliation is important – the Intensives Renewing Peel twice a week for 6 weeks. As a serum suggest the Intensives Advanced Skin Refinisher.
It has also been suggested that the Milia sufferer’s skin is often very acidic so a diet avoiding acidic foods such as oranges/juice, tomato, nightshade vegetables, diary could be beneficial. Avoid over exposure to the sun and smoking.