The Story of Milia
Milia appear as “tiny white dots” just below the surface of our skin. Over time, these dots increase in size and often become enmeshed within our skin. Most of the time, clients aren’t even aware that milia are in their skin.
If our skin is dehydrated and the oil from our oil glands cannot successfully be released to our skin’s surface, it will become trapped, and bacteria will grow. As a result, our body will send white blood cells to this exact location as a normal healthy response to handle this localized infection.
Again, if this tiny white pus that gathers cannot reach the surface of the skin due to topical dehydration, our skin will simply isolate and store it. As the days, weeks, years go by, the fluid will become harder and harder. This is how milia forms in our skin.
In the ideal situation, this white liquid fluid releases spontaneously as a simple whitehead without drama, but this is often not the case with chronically dehydrated & stagnant skin.
Often pores can be congested with both milia and a blackhead connected together, the blackhead being at the surface and the milia attached underneath. Remember, blackheads are hardened oil plugs without the hardened pus pockets, and they are black because the oil plug has been exposed to oxygen and oxidizes.
The biggest problem with congestion, besides the fact that it warps the natural exquisite texture of our skin, is that it encourages possible precursor lesions, which have the potential to turn into cancer over time. I began to notice years ago that milia were quite often just underneath the surface of possible sun-related pre-cancerous lesions. I am convinced that by preventing milia, we can avoid the number and intensity of possible precursor lesions from forming in the first place.