Stop, That Little White Bump May Not Be A Zit After All

White bumps bugging you? Just because you have little white bumps on your face does not necessarily mean that you have acne. Milia, are little balls of protein beneath the skin that do not have a pore, or hole in the skin through which to escape.

Comedones or whiteheads are excess fats and wastes that are trapped in a hair follicle and so they clog up the pore.

In short, milia are proteins trapped within the skin, while comedones are fats and skin debris trapped within the pore.

Exfoliating the skin, or removing the dead skin cells from your skin with an abrasive product or chemical, is beneficial. But brutally scrubbing your face with soaps and chemicals too frequently may actually create milia.

To avoid this, remember that gentle exfoliation helps prevent excess dead skin cell build-up that could clog your pores and cause whiteheads, not milia.

This gentle exfoliation helps make eventual removal of the milia easier because the skin layer around the milia becomes thinner, with frequent, yet gentle exfoliation. In short, Exfoliate your skin to prevent milia, not to cure them.

The key to getting rid of milia is realizing that they have no escape route, those little bumps are trapped under the skin. So, to get them out, you'll need to have a professional like a dermatologist or aesthetician extract them. You can extract the milia yourself, but this involves risks.

Watch Out You need to ensure that you milia are not symptoms of some underlying disease or illness. Also, if you extract the milia yourself, you may have trouble completely pulling out the cysts, as the removable process may prove too painful.

Otherwise, if you are confident with your health and courage, you can cleanse your hands and face.

Then wet a cloth with warm water and apply it to your face for a few minutes. Gently apply a sterile needle to the center of the little white bump to create a tiny opening in the skin.

Wrap your thumbs in a clean tissue and, using your thumbs, proceed to gently squeeze the contents of the little white bump out. Finally, cleanse the area of the extracted little white bump with an astringent.

Next time, don't let little white bumps scare you into rushing in all directions for an acne fix. Calmly access your skin and make the best decision from there. That way, those little bumps will always give way to smoother, clearer skin instead of panic and rash beauty decisions.

Naweko San-Joyz is creator of the Acne Messages program, the only acne program to combine the latest scientific research and ancient wisdom to deliver an acne cure as unique as the acne sufferer. As there are millions of people with acne, there are a millions cures, find your unique cure with Acne Messages. ISBN: 0974912204 available at Amazon and Noixia.com, Home of Six Billion Natural Cures for Acne

http://medworm.com/rss/search.php?t=Acne&f=c
In The News:


Newsweek

Acne On Your Vagina: What It Looks Like And How To Treat It
Newsweek
"Vaginal acne is actually more a form of folliculitis, or an infection of the follicle, rather than true acne," Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, tells Newsweek ...


Glamour

Adult Acne, Still? How to Deal When Your Face Thinks You're 13
Glamour
There are very few things that feel as unfair, at least in the beauty realm, as waking up with pimples when you're a grown-ass woman. The one thing that softens the blow: Acne is no longer something to be ashamed of and to mask in heaps of concealer ...


Newsmax

Causes and Treatments for Acne
Newsmax
Traditionally, there are thought to be three contributing factors to acne. These usually define the treatments. Diet was thought to be a minimal contributor to the problem. However, I believe that diet is more significant than previously believed (for ...


POPSUGAR

The Beginner's Guide to Acne-Fighting Retinoids
POPSUGAR
Who hasn't dealt with acne? (If you haven't, good for you. Seriously. We're thrilled for you.) If you understand the struggle, retinoids are an amazing way to help clear up your skin. Most people spring for benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help ...
You Won't Believe How Well This Affordable Anti-Aging Product WorksThe Cheat Sheet

all 3 news articles »

ELLE UK

14 Of The Most Effective Face Masks For Treating Acne-Prone Skin
ELLE UK
We get it. You thought you'd left the big angry breakouts in your teens, then bam! They're back with a vengeance and suddenly your skin doesn't agree with the luxurious creams, serums and essences lining your bathroom shelf. Yep, it's annoying, but you ...


E! Online

How to Get Rid of Acne—a Celebrity Aesthetician Weighs in | E! News
E! Online
Whether you experience severe breakouts or a pimple or two when you're stressed, those little bumps can certainly put a damper on your day. So, what do you ...

and more »

Men's Health

Yes, Your Diet Really Might Be Giving You Zits
Men's Health
In the study, 32 people with clear skin and 32 people with moderate to severe acne completed a five-day food diary and had blood work done. The researchers discovered that 61 percent of the participants overall believed that their diets could make ...


Well+Good

How Jessica Alba gets rid of acne | Well+Good
Well+Good
The actress and founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty reveals the one ingredient that always tames her breakouts.

and more »

W Magazine

Can the Right Pillowcase Cure Every Beauty Qualm from Acne and Wrinkles to Split Ends?
W Magazine
What are the three leading causes of skin damage? According to celebrity beauty guru Nurse Jaime, "The number one cause of aging is UV damage, the number two is smoking, and the third is sleeping on a traditional pillow." If your response is "huh?" you ...


Daily Star

How to cure acne: Simply use THIS food | Daily Star
Daily Star
A Reddit user posted to the community and described how she found a cure to her seborrheic dermatitis – a form of acne. how to cure acne REDDIT. CURE: This ...

and more »
Google News

The Best Acne Treatments

The best acne treatments may be the ones that help... Read More

The Kill the Bacterial and Cure the Acne Myth

All life forms strategize to survive and procreate. Weeds, worms,... Read More

Acne Cure Remedy - Common Causes of Acne

Just because of acne? Do you feel like a vampire... Read More

Middle Age Women ? Acne Be Gone!

For women who have suffered with acne since their teens... Read More

The First Step To Curing Acne

The first step to curing acne is knowing what type... Read More

Overnight Home Pimple Remedy

You can do several things to improve acne. There are... Read More