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Milia

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has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an aesthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
post #2 of 230

Re: milia

Originally Posted by karrie ann
has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an esthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
If it's IN your eye then I'd probably see the eye doctor.
post #3 of 230
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no, it's not in my eye. just right on the inner corner. on the skin. what i read said it is caused by skin cells clogging the pore.
post #4 of 230

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yea, i have some of those. but they're not too big.

it would be best to go to a professional to get rid of them since the skin around your eyes are so thin and delicate.
post #5 of 230

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i'd be extremely careful of anything around your eyes. i'm an esthetician and i would probably suggest going to a dermatologist or even a your medical doctor if you had something that close to your eye.
Originally Posted by karrie ann
has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an aesthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
post #6 of 230

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i think milia is from having clogged pores in the thin skin around your eyes. from stuff like makeup and moisturizers. it gets clogged and you usually don't exfoliate that area, so it can't come out.
post #7 of 230

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this is caused by using an oil based makeup remover. this has to be lanced and then removed.
Originally Posted by karrie ann
has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an aesthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
post #8 of 230

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Yes I have these too but not just one, I have little areas of them. I have them on either side of my nose, like in the under eye area, kinda where the sunglasses rest. I heard that they're caused by sweat and oil that clog the pore and form a hard waxy substance under the skin. They are difficult to remove and usually require lancing like Marian said. Depending on how close the milia is to your actual eye, would determine what you can do about it at home. Mine are not too close to my actual eye. I have tried dabbing salicylic acid based toner on the area with a cotton swab. I also changed the way I use eye cream; I apply it more sparingly in the under eye area so it won't seep down to where the milia are. I try to concentrate my eye cream to the upper lids and outer corners. Also I clean my sunglasses regularly with alcohol to avoid oily buildup. I don't expect a miraculous change but I do feel a little change. I hate milia b/c no matter how much concelaer you use, it can't be covered up, you always can see the bumps.
post #9 of 230

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ugh i have these and hate them too! They won't go away no matter what and i have gone to derms. to see what advice they can offer and have gotten no real good advice. I have even tried popping them myself but that leaves a bad scar so i don't recommend that.

Has anyone gotten them removed?? I would love to hear from someone how has and how the process went!
post #10 of 230

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Originally Posted by Liz
i think milia is from having clogged pores in the thin skin around your eyes. from stuff like makeup and moisturizers. it gets clogged and you usually don't exfoliate that area, so it can't come out.
they say milia can be the result of overmoisturising.. but i also seen them on people that do not use cosmetics at all...
post #11 of 230

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really? i never heard that before. I don't think that I over moisterize but I wonder if that is true.
post #12 of 230

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I get those horrid things all the time. I ended up going to a dermatologist to get them removed. She provided me with a lancet and suggested I could remove them myself -- obviously not adviseable if they are anywhere near the eye area, or if you are not particularly deft of hand. Otherwise (if they happen to show up elsewhere), you could use an aha to peel the area slightly which makes extraction a little easier. I've also used perscription retinoic acid which brings them to the surface, hence making them easrier to remove.

Good luck.


Originally Posted by karrie ann
has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an aesthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
post #13 of 230

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thanks for the advice, i think i'm going to make an appointment with my dermatologist. There is no way that i'm going to try to get rid of them by myself!
post #14 of 230

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Where did you get your hands on tca solution? Isn't that only available through dermatologists and aestheticians? And what is AVC? Because if this stuff works, I want it!


Originally Posted by Naturally
I had one up until last night! It was starting to bug me only because I could see a tiny little white dot in the center ..so I figured whatever I was doing was helping it surface or come out! So last night I worked at it ..popping that darn little thing out ..and I did ..and treated the area afterwards with some ACV. When I woke up this morning I half expected it to still be visible ..but it's TOTALLY GONE!

What I did to get it to where it was easy to get rid of was I used TCA peel. I would get a q-tip wet with TCA solution and dab the milia and let it sit for 5 mins. Then I'd rinse off with a damp cotton ball and apply acv on a q-tip. Repeated applications every so often helped bring it to the surface allowing me to remove it.
post #15 of 230
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thanks kim for the information. i know what acv stands for. apple cider vinegar. but the tca solution has me stumped. what is it? i tried quite a while back using the acv on mine and no magic results but i am going try again and be more persistant. this silly thing is driving me crazy!!

i am so gladyou were able to show yours who's the boss!


Originally Posted by Petra
Where did you get your hands on tca solution? Isn't that only available through dermatologists and aestheticians? And what is AVC? Because if this stuff works, I want it!
post #16 of 230

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hi,


If it is an allergen reaction, you should go to see a dermatologist. If it is skin problem, a soap may resolve it. Major skin problems are caused by freeradical, you know. "FunPrese" soap, actually the key ingredient, removes and rstrains freeradical on your skin. You don't worry about its stimulus on your skin. It is so gentle that it can be used even on a infant's skin.

I love the soap even though there are other skin care item of the brand. You can find it online, actually at Froogle. So nice and you can't miss it!
post #17 of 230

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(What I did to get it to where it was easy to get rid of was I used TCA peel. I would get a q-tip wet with TCA solution and dab the milia and let it sit for 5 mins. Then I'd rinse off with a damp cotton ball and apply acv on a q-tip. Repeated applications every so often helped bring it to the surface allowing me to remove it.)


Hi Everyone,

I have the little bumps too but I never really thought about it much. Can you tell me what TCA is? I have heard that ACV works on blackheads too but I didn't know that it worked on white bumps.
post #18 of 230
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oh happy day!!! i used the acv on a q-tip for two days in a row. i did it very carefully because that darn bump was soooo close to my eye.
the first day all i noticed was that my skin seemed to be red where i had applied the acv. the next day i did the acv again. the area continued to be red and sort of scabbed. i couldn't really tell what was happening with the milia. instead of being white it too was red. so today i used my fingernail to sort of scrape the skin away. i thought i would do this to help the ex foliation and then reapply acv. well, when i scratched at the flaky skin that darn thing came right out!!!!! oh i am so happy! my skin is still a bit red there but it will be gone in a day or two.

thank you kim for that great advice! who knew how powerful apple cider vinegar could be. and that should be a word of caution...apple cider is very strong on your skin!! do not rub your skin with it. it will remove it. i used it full strength, you may want to dilute...

thanks again kim!!!!



Originally Posted by Naturally
I had one up until last night! It was starting to bug me only because I could see a tiny little white dot in the center ..so I figured whatever I was doing was helping it surface or come out! So last night I worked at it ..popping that darn little thing out ..and I did ..and treated the area afterwards with some ACV. When I woke up this morning I half expected it to still be visible ..but it's TOTALLY GONE!

What I did to get it to where it was easy to get rid of was I used TCA peel. I would get a q-tip wet with TCA solution and dab the milia and let it sit for 5 mins. Then I'd rinse off with a damp cotton ball and apply acv on a q-tip. Repeated applications every so often helped bring it to the surface allowing me to remove it.
post #19 of 230

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I found an interesting article:
http://www.dermadoctor.com/pages/New...7ACB6A32A13%7D
post #20 of 230

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thanks for posting vanilla sky. alot of information.
Originally Posted by vanilla_sky
I found an interesting article:
http://www.dermadoctor.com/pages/New...7ACB6A32A13%7D
post #21 of 230
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Re: Milia

good info! thanks vs!

Originally Posted by vanilla_sky
I found an interesting article:
http://www.dermadoctor.com/pages/New...7ACB6A32A13%7D
post #22 of 230

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Originally Posted by vanilla_sky
I found an interesting article:
http://www.dermadoctor.com/pages/New...7ACB6A32A13%7D
Cool article! I love the DermaDoctor site, always lots of great info, a huge selection of products, and people review them like they do on here. They give lots of free samples with your order too.
post #23 of 230

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Karrieann, good job and I'm glad you didn't give up... Did you use an organic brand acv or a regular one sold in grocery store?




Originally Posted by karrieann


oh happy day!!! i used the acv on a q-tip for two days in a row. i did it very carefully because that darn bump was soooo close to my eye.
the first day all i noticed was that my skin seemed to be red where i had applied the acv. the next day i did the acv again. the area continued to be red and sort of scabbed. i couldn't really tell what was happening with the milia. instead of being white it too was red. so today i used my fingernail to sort of scrape the skin away. i thought i would do this to help the ex foliation and then reapply acv. well, when i scratched at the flaky skin that darn thing came right out!!!!! oh i am so happy! my skin is still a bit red there but it will be gone in a day or two.

thank you kim for that great advice! who knew how powerful apple cider vinegar could be. and that should be a word of caution...apple cider is very strong on your skin!! do not rub your skin with it. it will remove it. i used it full strength, you may want to dilute...

thanks again kim!!!!
post #24 of 230
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Re: Milia

Originally Posted by lilla
Karrieann, good job and I'm glad you didn't give up... Did you use an organic brand acv or a regular one sold in grocery store?
I am still thrilled about this! I used ACV from Trader Joes. This stuff works like a charm. In fact this morning I had a little pimple on my chin so I dabbed a bit on with a Q-tip and now...it's gone! Amazing
post #25 of 230

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Thanks, now I am gonna get it and work on my milia...



Originally Posted by karrieann
I am still thrilled about this! I used ACV from Trader Joes. This stuff works like a charm. In fact this morning I had a little pimple on my chin so I dabbed a bit on with a Q-tip and now...it's gone! Amazing
post #26 of 230
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Good luck. I hope that it works for you Lilla. Just please be gentle on your skin with it. It is quite powerful and can burn your skin. I used it prior to the milia incident just as a toner type thing. I kind of rubbed my face with it full strength on a cotton pad. Bad idea. Burned my skin. So you may want to dilute it or start with a small area just to see how your skin reacts to it.

Let me know how it goes!
post #27 of 230

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Thanks, I sure will.



Originally Posted by karrieann
Good luck. I hope that it works for you Lilla. Just please be gentle on your skin with it. It is quite powerful and can burn your skin. I used it prior to the milia incident just as a toner type thing. I kind of rubbed my face with it full strength on a cotton pad. Bad idea. Burned my skin. So you may want to dilute it or start with a small area just to see how your skin reacts to it.

Let me know how it goes!
post #28 of 230

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hi all, reposting this here as i was told it would benefit more people. just want to share this good discovery i made for clearing milia. i used a product called naturalis milia treatment , see www.organiconline.com.sg or www.naturalisproducts.com and managed to get rid of those irritating milia beads after the third night of application. it beats having to go for surgery as those can cause scarring. anyone else can share other good products?

Originally Posted by karrieann
has anyone ever had this? i have this yucky whitehead looking thing right in the inner corner of my eye. yuck, yuck, yuck. it looks like i have an eye goobie. i have determined that it is milia, but i'm not sure what to do to get rid of it.

do you think an aesthetician could help? everything i have found says to see a dermatologist. is this my only option, other than living with an yucky eye goob. yuck. i will go see my dr if that is my only recourse
post #29 of 230

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Welcome to Mut if I didn't say it before! And thank you for posting this info. I have been trying the Apple Cider vinegar everynight and still no change. I will give yours a try definitely! Thank you again.

Originally Posted by Genre
hi all, reposting this here as i was told it would benefit more people. just want to share this good discovery i made for clearing milia. i used a product called naturalis milia treatment , see www.organiconline.com.sg or www.naturalisproducts.com and managed to get rid of those irritating milia beads after the third night of application. it beats having to go for surgery as those can cause scarring. anyone else can share other good products?
post #30 of 230

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hihi, its my pleasure. I tried apple cider too previously and it didn't work either. I was recommended to this milia treatment too and i am glad it worked beautifully for me. so i hope to help others in the same plight!

Originally Posted by lilla
Welcome to Mut if I didn't say it before! And thank you for posting this info. I have been trying the Apple Cider vinegar everynight and still no change. I will give yours a try definitely! Thank you again.
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