What are some remedies for milia?


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Remedies for milia include topical applications of honey, sandalwood and rose water and castor oil. A simple remedy for milia is a daily facial sauna.

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Facial saunas are useful in treating milia because they unclog pores and help to loosen and remove dead skin cells and other debris from the skin. Facial saunas are easy to perform. Soak a wash cloth or towel in very hot water. Wring out the water and place it on the face. Leave it there for a few minutes, then remove, repeating the process daily.

Honey contains antioxidants and helps retain moisture to combat dryness. Spread raw honey on the affected body part, let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. Repeat this for several days until the condition improves. Honey mixed with jajoba oil applied to the skin also helps with milia. Rub on the skin and let it set for 15 to 20 minutes before washing off. Repeat this three to four times a week until improvement is seen.

Sandalwood mixed with rose water removes dead skin cells and excess oil. Mix 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder with enough rose water to make a paste. Apply evenly to skin and let it set for 15 minutes before washing off. Repeat once a day for a few weeks until the milia improves.

Castor oil has natural healing properties, natural antibiotic properties and helps to control oil production. Apply 1/2 a teaspoon of castor oil to the skin, allowing it to sit until it is completely absorbed. Repeat daily for several months.

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