How do you remove milia seeds?


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To eliminate milia seeds, wash your face twice a day, use honey and jojoba oil, and use a gentle exfoliating scrub as well as an at-home microdermabrasion system. Speak to a dermatologist if milia seeds do not heal within several weeks.

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  1. Wash your face twice a day

    Milia seeds form when keratin is trapped under the outer layer of the skin, causing small cysts. Wash your face twice a day to remove excess oil and bacteria.

  2. Apply honey and jojoba oil

    Mix 2 to 3 tablespoons natural honey with a small amount of jojoba oil, and apply the mixture to your clean face. Leave the mixture on your face for 15 minutes. Use a mild cleanser to remove the mixture, and repeat this process daily.

  3. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub

    Exfoliate daily to remove dead skin and to keep the outer layer of the skin smooth and thin. Avoid harsh exfoliating scrubs, as these can cause irritation to the skin and make milia seeds worse.

  4. Employ a home microdermabrasion system

    Microdermabrasion is a process where small, exfoliating crystals are sprayed on the skin to remove problem spots and discoloration. A home microdermabrasion system may help remove, or reduce the appearance of milia seeds over time.

  5. Speak to a dermatologist

    Milia seeds usually disappear within several weeks. If milia remain after home care, or are uncomfortable or itchy, speak to a dermatologist about treatment and removal options.

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