Fat bumps under your eyes are also called milia and usually occur in the eyes, but you can see it on nose, cheek, forehead or chest. Find out why and how you can get rid of them.
Fat bags appear when keratin blocks under the skin and can affect people of any age, including new-born babies. Among the most common causes are certain skin diseases, burns, cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, the use of steroid creams or prolonged exposure to the sun. Fat bags look like small bumps, white or yellow, which does not cause itching or pain.
The best way to get rid of fat bags
Fat bumps that occur in newborns disappear by themselves after a few weeks, but for adults, the doctor will prescribe the appropriate treatment. Some creams and procedures can not eliminate them.
You can use natural remedies to get rid of these fat bags.
One of them includes doing a sauna for face to unlock the pores and remove dead cells.Soak a towel in hot water, wring it well and keep it on your face for a few minutes, then remove it. You need to repeat the procedure several times a day for several weeks.
Honey is another way to get rid of fat bumps. Simply apply it on your face, leave it to act for 15 minutes then rinse it. Repeat the procedure for a few days until you notice an improvement in skin appearance.
Gastor oil is very effective in treating skin problems such as acne and fat bags. Apply half a tablespoon of castor oil on your face and leave it to be absorbed into the skin.
4. Tea Tree Oil
Regular application of tea tree oil can help dry up the small white milia bumps. Moreover, it works as a natural disinfectant for your skin.
You just need to clean your face thoroughly and then dab a little tea tree essential oil on the affected area once daily, preferably at night before going to bed. Rinse your face in the morning. Continue this home treatment until you see improvement.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help treat milia easily. It also helps open up the skin’s pores.
Massage the affected area with fresh succulent gel extracted from an aloe vera leaf. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning. Do this twice daily until the bumps disappear. It usually shows positive results within a few days.
6. Sugar Scrub
Using a simple sugar scrub can prove highly beneficial in getting rid of milia as it exfoliates the skin. Furthermore, this recipe includes lemon juice and olive oil that make your skin softer and brighter.
- Squeeze out the juice from one-quarter to one-half piece of lemon and mix it with two tablespoons of granulated sugar and one teaspoon of olive oil.
- Gently scrub this mixture onto your skin for a few minutes.
- Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
- Do this twice a week for a few months.
In addition to using these home remedies, follow certain measures like avoiding the use of harsh chemicals on your skin, reducing sun exposure, and cleaning your skin twice daily. Plus, drink plenty of water, fresh juices, and even herbal teas (green tea, in particular) to flush toxins from your body.
For milia on newborn babies, just wash the baby’s skin daily with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.