Ask our experts: How to get rid of milia

November 2, 2012, 2:45 pmwomenshealth

I have milia on my forehead. How can I get rid of it? Carol, Robina, QLD


Milia are small white cysts that occur mostly on the face and are quite common.

They’re caused by a small blockage of the fine hair follicles on your skin and are not related to acne. Don’t try to pick at them as you’ll only traumatise your skin.

If you want to get rid of them yourself then use a sterile needle or comedone extractor to gently express the contents.

It can be tricky to do this yourself, so consider getting the help of a dermal therapist.

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  1. Betty02:10pm Monday 05th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    acne..Sounds terrible. Joshnjessi gets big beautiful women and big handsome men together!

  2. CeeCee12:45pm Sunday 04th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This has a title on Yahoo of "adult acne easier to treat than you think" and it's 100 words referring you to a dermatologist. FAIL!


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