I thought the above title would get your attention :)
For the past 6 months my skin has been absolutely hay wire!
Gone from an oil slick to all out dry and cracking and a ridiculous amount of pimples constantly.
I was referred (by a friend) to a spa that would be able to help me determine why my skin was giving me so much grief and also why I had so many small lumps all over my face predominantly on my cheeks. When ever I was to apply foundation, highlight or blush they would stand out so much people would actually comment. I have been exfoliating my face constantly but they never ever go away?!?!?
The cause Milia.
The easiest definition I could find of Milia is as follows: Milia or superficial keratinous cysts are small, white, sometimes pale yellow, spots that usually appear around the eyes, on the cheeks, and on the eyelids in all ages, from infants to adults. These are an accumulation of sloughed cells that cannot escape through the top layer of skin, and so get trapped underneath and become firm, rather like pebbles under the skin. Milia do not respond to most squeezing and picking.
What?!?!?! So all that exfoliation was a waste of time! you don't say.
I had tonnes removed and let me say I am absolutely ecstatic with the result. I don't usually go to spa's as I feel I have spent so much money on products that I can have the same affect at home, I even bought the Milia tool but just made my face bleed! nothing was removed!! I won't list here what I paid for the treatment but let me tell you it is honestly not even 1/5 of what I believed the results were worth!