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What is milia? in short, it is a series of small white bumps on your skin. A simple search on google will give you a more detailed description. here's one link:

I'm sure many of you are familiar with these stubborn nuisances. Here's my case: I never used to have them. Once in a blue moon, i would get one or two near my eyes but they would dissapear in less than a months time. however, in the past six + months my face has been a magnet for milia. My cheeks and chin are covered in patches of the stuff, resulting in an alligator-like texture. At first it was just on a corner if my chin. then it was by my hairline. then it also spread to my right cheek. and now i see it appearing on my left cheek. i'm wondering why it is getting worse. I can't imagine that it's any products that i'm using. i've had acne since i was 12 (now i'm 18) but i would only get big bumps - i'd never have to deal with the itty bitty bumps. any help with removing or at least stopping future milia from occuring? i'm thinking about buying a microdermabrasion kit to make my skin smooth again. any help or idea why this is happening?

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it might be clogged pores. all the research i've done seems to focus on the eyes. but the ones on my face won't go away. i exfoliate everday for the past 3+ years (with exfoliating gloves in the shower)

the exfoliating has not helped the bumps, maybe i need to use it with some type of product?

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i would then think fungus...try washing those spots with nizoral shampoo or dermadoctors born to be mild cleanser..

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I attached a picture. right below the eye and next to the nose are the white bumps, but i am also getting small pimples on my cheek. i went to the derm today and he put me on some stuff

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He said i had a lot of buildup beneath the skin and he put me on medicine that he said would bring all of that to the surface to clear me up

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