Re: Small, flesh-colored bumps on face?
Originally Posted by lolli
It could be milia. Definition:
Milia are tiny white bumps on the skin, especially on the face. They are often filled with keratin -- a hard, white substance. Unlike blackheads or whiteheads
, they don't have an opening on the surface of the skin.
I have them and really want to get rid of them. I tried to do it on my own but it didn't work. I'm going to have to go to a derm to get it done.
that's the same thing i was thinking, that they are milia, otherwise known as whiteheads. people use the term whiteheads as zits that contain pus, but that's incorrect. whiteheads, or milia, are clogged pores that contain debris and dried skin cells. they don't have an open head, which is why they stick around for long periods of time, despite exfoliation.
the only way to remove them is to lance them. i don't recommend you do this on your own unless you have the right training. a dermatologist or even an esthetician can take care of them for you during your next facial. proper facial cleaning, exfoliation, and using the correct skincare products can help prevent these.