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sallyslipps
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Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:39 am      Reply with quote
Hi there Laughing

Im new to this site and have never done it before - please can anyone help ??/

I have what I believe is Milia -these small white hard lumps are really depressing me - I try to keep my skin as makeup free as possible and watch my diet but they just keep errupting - I had a facial about two years ago and the beautican suggested having them removed - this I did and ended up looking like I had measles for about a month - it cleared them up for a short while but now they are back with avengence .... please any help would me most appreciated -

Tks everso

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:53 am      Reply with quote
somewhere on here someone posted about getting rid of them with baby shampoo...you will have to do a search I think. Maybe also look at what causes them...do you use any thick greasy products round the eye area? that can cause them I think. I had a couple of whoppers and they just dropped off after a year if that is any consolation Smile

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Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:52 pm      Reply with quote
thanks so much - I hadnt thought of baby shampoo - I have read a bit on the internet regarding milia and it appears that babies are born with it - but it only lasts a few weeks - I have tried exfoliating (thinking that rubbing the skin would clear them up) but that seems to do nothing - also i go to the gym quite a bit and have a sauna/steam hoping thatthat would bring them to the surface too and maybe encourage them to dispearce - instead it just makes my skin so very angry but I cant get the filpping things out xx
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Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:56 am      Reply with quote
sally, my mom gets those all over her face. The facialist she went to about it used an extraction tool but they came back a couple days later. I think the biggest thing is product, and in some cases hormones. See a derm if the at-home remedies don't work...
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Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:49 am      Reply with quote
I think generally these come from using creams that are too rich. I tend to attack them with a combination of AHA and BHA *just* on the actual spot. There have been various remedies discussed here before though. Just do a search (upper right hand corner) and you should find all the past relevant posts. HTH Smile
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I’ve found the homemade aspirin mask to be great at attacking my milia. Those things are nearly impossible to get rid of...if you squeeze ‘em (no lectures, please!), they don’t come out because there like this tough skin over them and there doesn’t seem to be any pore opening. Usually I’d have to end up pricking them with a needle (my mom is diabetic so I got one of her super-fine gauge hypodermic needles to use as a zit-pricker...I sterilize the needle with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol first) and then the white-head comes out under it’s own steam – I don’t have to apply any squeezing pressure at all, like vigorously shaking up a champagne bottle so the cork pops out by itself or something! Anyway, since I’ve been using the homemade aspirin mask, it seems to soften that tough skin covering the milia so they come out with the slightest pressure. And they’re not coming back either! Smile
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:09 am      Reply with quote
thanks carrie, I'll suggest that to my mom! So just crushed advil and water or what?
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:31 am      Reply with quote
No, not Advil or Tylenol or Aleve!! It’s got to be 100% pure (uncoated) aspirin. You know, like ‘Bayer’ or ‘St. Josephs.’ You can get a huge bottle of generic aspirin for like $0.99USD at any pharmacy or supermarket. Here’s the review I posted about aspirin masks on MUA, this should give you more info on what to do and how to do it:

Love it, love it, love it!! This is way better at exfoliating than any other store-bought scrub or mask I've used, be it a "prestige" line or drugstore brand. I do it at night, 2-3 times per week, then slather on a thin layer of (cold-pressed) Castor oil. In the morning, I wash my face with my Aveeno Skin Brightening cleanser and my face has never looked better (I have über-oily skin, BTW). It's softened and shrunken my existing black heads and milia/whiteheads and it somehow lightens the redness from old blemish marks.

The first time I used the mask, I just crushed the aspirin by beating them then rolling them with a rolling pin, but the chunks came out too big and ragged, so I decided to purchase one of those medication/pill "pulverizers" from the drugstore and I've found that it grinds the aspirin up to a much finer consistency (I’m sure using a coffee grinder would work even better, but alas, I’m not a java-drinker!!).

Also, instead of making this mask "from scratch" each time, I got a small jar and added the powder from about 50 pulverized aspirin, then mixed in some honey (great as a moisturizer/humectant and helps bind the aspirin so it doesn't flake all over my face or make me sneeze while I'm waiting for it to dry) and two drops of tea tree oil. Mix it all together with a (clean) popsicle stick and now I have my ready-made jar of aspirin mask to use every other night. God bless the original MUAer who posted this suggestion!!

P.S. I also made the aspirin toner, which actually seems to be the same as the homemade "Tend Skin." (BTW, the MUA page containing the recipe has mysteriously disappeared but I found a link to it here http://www.geocities.com/bonnecasey/tendskinhomemade.html). I found the aspirin toner to be a little too drying for the face for use as a "traditional" toner but it'll dry up any evil, giant zits in a helluva hurry...just be sure to slather on a rich, thick moisturizer afterward to counteract the drying effects of the alcohol!


Keep in mind that I posted this review before I discovered the wonders of Dermalogica and Mario Badescu (I love mixing the MB Enzyme Cleansing Gel with the Derm Microfoliant to make my “paste” – it allows me to clean and exfoliate in a single step!), so ignore the part about using Aveeno cleanser...I’ve “upgraded” my routine a little since then. But I still use this aspirin mask a couple times per week!!

HTH,
Carrie
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:59 pm      Reply with quote
thanks carrie!! Is the asprin a salicylic acid? I remember reading that somewhere. If so I can't try it..but my mom should still be able to.

I'll tell her to use honey with it too...it'll probably hold better on the skin like you said
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:46 pm      Reply with quote
Carrie,
thanks a lot for the mask recepie. I will make it tommorow.
The link for aspirin toner does not work Crying or Very sad
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Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:31 pm      Reply with quote
I had milia too and, after using a too rich eye cream, they multiplied like crazy. Try Yonka Phyto Contour eye cream. IT WORKS! It might take a month or two - but use it every day - and twice a day (it only takes a little) if you want and you will wake up one morning and they will be GONE! And mine have never come back - even when I've run out of Yonka and not used for a while. My mom got rid of hers with the same product.

I love it!

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Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:21 pm      Reply with quote
my mom doesn't get them around her eyes, they're on her checks, neck, forehead, nose...EVERYWHERE but her eyes!!
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Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:15 pm      Reply with quote
I work at a Derm office upstairs in our Medical Spa. I believe it is important to steam the face for about 15-20 minutes with distilled water through a facial steamer to open up the pores and soften all the debris inside. This allows us to extract the milia out. I'm not sure why your face was so red for a month, this should not last for more than 3 days. I don't care how sensitive your skin is. Make sure you see someone highly qualified next time you go to a spa. Ask for them to use High Frequency after the extraction to calm down the inflammation.
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Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:19 pm      Reply with quote
Okay on the aspirin mask. Do you put it on, let it dry and then rinse it off or do you leave it on all night? I wouldn't think you'd leave it on and get honey everywhere, but I wanted to make sure. My skin is not oily but it is thin and scars easily and tends to leave those red areas after a blemish.

Razz Laughing I'm imagining my husband's reaction if I came to bed with my face covered in dried aspirin and honey.
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Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:22 am      Reply with quote
marella wrote:
Okay on the aspirin mask. Do you put it on, let it dry and then rinse it off or do you leave it on all night?
Wash your face with your regular cleanser, pat dry and apply a thin layer of aspirin mask over entire face (except eye area) and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then moisten fingertips and lightly, GENTLY massage the mask over your face in circular motions to exfoliate for 1-2 minutes (re-moisten fingertips as necessary) then rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with your fave toner/serums/moisturizers. Do this at least twice per week or as often as your skin can tolerate it (i.e.: cut back to once per week if you notice any dryness or flaking). HTH!

BTW, I gave my mom a mini-facial last weekend and she was so impressed with the difference she saw in her skin, so asked me to fix her with the cheapest, most low maintenace/clutz proof mask mask I could give her (my mom isn’t one to spend a lot of time or money on skin or haircare), so I made her a batch of the honey aspirin mask and now she’s applying it every other night and can’t believe how much brighter her skin is!! I’m still going to carry on giving her mini-facials with my “real” skincare products every weekend or two, but I’m thrilled she’s starting to understand why I’ve been spending so much on skincare products recently because she’s seeing that they really *can* make a difference!
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Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:39 pm      Reply with quote
my aesthetician said that we all have very tiny pores under our eyes and that usually pop up with the help of a heavy moisturizer or eye cream. oops! i'm guilty of that. she told me if i just apply cream to the outer area of my eye for a couple weeks or so, they will go away. but i still apply it anyways. ugh! i would like it if they would just disappear though! does the aspirin and honey irritate the eye area or your eyes at all?
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:05 am      Reply with quote
Mabsy wrote:
I think generally these come from using creams that are too rich. I tend to attack them with a combination of AHA and BHA *just* on the actual spot. There have been various remedies discussed here before though. Just do a search (upper right hand corner) and you should find all the past relevant posts. HTH Smile


Correct, I have a good skin care routine so rarely ever get them but in the past have just spot treated them with a Wart treatment product (most of these products are basically just a strong mix of AHA and BHA) apply nightly until they are gone, they should be gone after a week, the area will become a bit inflamed but since your spot treating them the redness is easily covered with foundation. Most wart products retail for about $15 at department stores, just be sure to check the active ingredients so as to be sure it dosent contain anything but BHA, AHA, and enthanol Very Happy

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Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:35 am      Reply with quote
Hi sally,

I recommend not trying to remove your Milia yourself. My beautician always advises this may cause scarring. After cleansing and steaming of the skin - she uses a tool like a needle to prick the skin than she applies pressure and the milia pops right out.

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Are any of you using products with irritating fragrant oils? I know when I used dermalogica products, the lavender oil contributed to all the flesh like bumps on my face. Since switching to Paula's Choice, these bumps have diminished quite a bit.

Also, for the aspirin mask, is that any different from using a BHA formulation?
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:36 pm      Reply with quote
An aspirin mask is the same as BHA, it's Salicylic acid. I've found that BHA has helped to clear milia. It does take a few months to be effective. Both AHA and BHA will help to accelerate dead skin cells turnover
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:22 pm      Reply with quote
When I get milia around my eyes, I use a tiny, tiny bit of Avene Triacneal for a couple of nights, and they clear right up. It's probably the combo of glycolic acid and retinaldehyde that does the trick for me.

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Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:35 am      Reply with quote
I've tried retin A 0.1% for a month but it didn't help at all! i did attend a talk on plastic surgery before and the surgeon quoted a case study where milia returned in a patient who had gone for peels/ demabrasion/ laser etc. He said that it's actually clogged sweat glands which are much deeper in the skin and therefore superficial treatments do not solve the problem permanently. After the patient agreed to undergo surgery (excision) the milia never returned. Sounds too painful for me.. I'm a wuss. Lol
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