Do Face Oils Cause Milia

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Asked on October 25, 2023 2:26 pm
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Milia, also known as milk spots, are small, white cysts that can appear on the skin, typically around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead. While there is no direct link between face oils and the formation of milia, certain factors may contribute to their development.

Milia are often caused by the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum (natural oils) in the pores. This can occur when the skin's natural exfoliation process is disrupted or when there is an excess production of sebum. Face oils, especially heavy or comedogenic oils, may potentially contribute to pore blockage if they are not properly absorbed or if they are applied in excessive amounts.

However, it's important to note that not all face oils are comedogenic or pore-clogging. In fact, many lightweight, non-comedogenic oils can actually help balance the skin's natural oil production and improve overall skin health.

To minimize the risk of developing milia, it's important to choose face oils that are non-comedogenic and suitable for your skin type. Look for oils that have a low comedogenic rating and are easily absorbed by the skin. Additionally, proper skincare practices such as regular exfoliation and thorough cleansing can help prevent the buildup of dead skin cells and sebum, reducing the likelihood of milia formation.

As always, it's best to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional who can provide personalized advice based on your specific skin concerns and needs.

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Posted by Chemist Marylyne Ghatti, Clean Beauty Specialist Dermatologist (Questions: 0, Answers: 1560)
Answered on October 25, 2023 2:27 pm

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