Welcome to the Milia Website
What are Milia?
Milia are small white spots which look like hard white pearls and they usually appear around the eyes, cheeks or eyelids.
They are a type of cyst filled with a substance called keratin, a protein that provides strength in the skin that appears under the epidermis.
They are sometimes referred to as 'milk spots'.
(right) Example of Milia
Why do we get Milia?
Milia can sometimes be a result of using heavy creams, makeup, sunscreens, hair gel, and hair spray and products that contain mineral oil and wax. Products can clog up the skin and interfere with its natural ability to shed skin. Milia can also be hereditary. They are not infectious or down to poor hygiene. Excessive sun exposure can also increase the chances of getting milia as sun damage thickens the top layer of the skin.