7 natural ways to treat unsightly milia AKA 'milk spots'

Milia, also called “milk spots” are a common condition that can occur at any age but is usually found in newborns. Web MD indicates that the spots usually disappear after a few months and, as long as no other symptoms are present, should not be a reason for concern. While it is unclear what causes milia in infants, Healthline indicates that when it comes to older children and adults milia can be the result of skin damage such as burns and blisters.
Once the pores are unable to remove dead cells, either because of damage or pores being clogged, then keratin builds up and small white bumps form. Milia is not a serious health risk, but it can be unsightly and bothersome. Let’s discuss natural remedies for this common condition.
According to Top 10 Home Remedies, honey is an effective solution for treating milia. The antioxidants and humectant compounds to aid in repairing damaged skin and keeping skin clean. It can also be used to make a face scrub to exfoliate skin and reduce the appearance of white bumps. 
To use:
Slather raw honey on your face and allow it to set 15 minutes. Repeat daily until you achieve desired results. 
2. Sugar
A sugar scrub is an excellent way to remove bumps and clean away dead skin. The roughness of the sugar acts as a natural exfoliate when applied to the skin. 
To use:
Home Remedies Care indicates that you should mix two tablespoons of sugar, juice from half of a lemon, and one teaspoon of olive oil for the best scrub concoction. 
3. Toothpaste
The fluoride found in toothpaste helps get rid of milia. Home Remedy Hacks indicates that it can be a successful treatment, but warns that it could cause a burning sensation.
To use:
Apply just enough paste to cover the troubled area. Allow it to set for 20 minutes before rinsing away. 
4. Castor Oil
Remedies and Herbs discuss the uses of castor oil to combat the bumps that form from milia. The antibacterial properties help reduce the amount of oil on the skin which can decrease the likeliness of milia. 
To use:
Apply a thin layer on the bumps and allow it to set a few minutes before wiping away. 
5. Green Tea
Remedies and Herbs describe green tea as a way to unblock pores and prevent milia. 
To use: 
Sip a cup of hot green tea on a daily basis. 
6. Fenugreek Leaves
Top 10 Home Remedies says that the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties found in fenugreek leaves can help get rid of milia by cleanses and protecting the skin.  
To use:
Make a paste by grinding down the leaves and combining a small amount of water. Apply directly to the bumps and allow it to set for 15 minutes before rinsing off. 
7. Aloe Vera
The gel found in aloe vera leaves have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties according to Home Remedies Care. The soothing components can be used to repair the skin and reduce the likeliness of developing additional bumps.
To use:
Apply the gel from the leaves directly to the bumps. Allow it to set overnight before washing away in the morning. 
How do you treat milia? Share with friends to discuss more. 
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