Milia (Whiteheads)

I wasn’t whether to post this, as this forum is for acne problems and treatment but I decided to anyway. I’m not sure how many people are aware of this but this is what they are:

"Milia are common, keratin-filled spots that usually appear around the eyes, on the cheeks and on the eyelids in all ages, from infants to adults."

I have quite a few around my eyes (underneath). They’re quite small but I’d like to know if anyone knows of any treatments. I once visited my doctor about them a while back but they said they couldn’t do anything about it.

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4 thoughts on “Milia (Whiteheads)

  1. The Milia around your eyes are a sign that your kidneys are not functioning well enough because you are eating too much protein.

    I suggest you only eat a small amount of protein at lunch time, and eat veges only for your evening meal. PLUS take a tiny pinch (like 8 grains) of epsom salts with each meal .. this will help your liver and kidneys.

  2. Thanks! I will try this. How long do you think it will take them to disappear?

    Edit: How much protein is too much protein?

  3. That depends if you do a lot of exercise or not .. but if you are relatively sedentry, then I would limit to 3 ounces a day, a few more if you work out a lot.

    Check out this alkalizing drink – I swear it’s one of the most healing things for acne:

    Make sure you drink plenty of good quality water too, as the kidneys need that to clean themselves.

    How long? not easy to say, it depends how much you clean up your diet in other aspects. (It’s just as important what you don’t do … like sodas, junk etc.) ..

    If you do that drink, 2-3 times day, I would guess you would see big benefits within 3 weeks (not just for acne, but overall health).

  4. Maya’s always got the great "inside" information and this is, afterall, the Internal Cleansing forum. For future reference, this question would be fine to post on the main board also.

    I want to add though that certain eye and face creams can cause milia also. I haven’t had any milia under my eyes at all since I switched skin care brands and pretty much stopped wearing foundation make-up (only use my mineral foundation powder as spot cover most of the time now).

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