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I have been using Tatcha products for a few years now and like the line ,  my skin fir the most part looks very good    However I noticed lately I have a area right under my eye , upper check that has tiny white bumps.  The newest product I've been using is the Silk Csnvas.  Not sure what to clean the area out with as maybe it's just congested.  I use the clarisonic everyday and use philosophy exfoliating kits.   Nit saying this is being caused by any Tatcha products,  but could be .  Anyone know about milia and what to do besides seeing a dermatologist?  I do have one but she's 2 hrs away and I only see her 3 times a year and just saw her last month

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I have had to avoid or stop using many products due to being prone to milia. Anything with a petroleum base tends to cause milia on my face the next day...no serums. I have found Dr D's daily exfoliating pads help my skin and never causes milia. I read that milia is something you can inherit a tendency for...not familiar with tatcha.

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https://www.bewell.com/blog/the-truth-behind-the-common-cosmetics-ingredient-dimethicone/

 

I avoid anything with dimethicone, which gives me milia.  

 

 

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@Kitty Galore wrote:

I have been using Tatcha products for a few years now and like the line ,  my skin fir the most part looks very good    However I noticed lately I have a area right under my eye , upper check that has tiny white bumps.  The newest product I've been using is the Silk Csnvas.  Not sure what to clean the area out with as maybe it's just congested.  I use the clarisonic everyday and use philosophy exfoliating kits.   Nit saying this is being caused by any Tatcha products,  but could be .  Anyone know about milia and what to do besides seeing a dermatologist?  I do have one but she's 2 hrs away and I only see her 3 times a year and just saw her last month


 

 

@Kitty Galore  Sorry, but another trip to your derm or a good, licensed facialist who can drain those clogged areas w/o leaving scars. They’re mostly caused by a too rich moisturizer, eye cream, especially ones that are known to clog pores by blocking air....dimethicone, petroleum products, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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Milia are NOT clogged pores. They are keratin-filled cysts. The most common cause is some type of trauma to the skin (https://www.healthline.com/health/milia#causes):

 


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I get milia from any product usage that contains a lot of emmolients. I have normal/oily skin so I have learned to stay away from moisturizing ingredients...I can't use any Dr. Denese, for example. My derm helped me confirm this and as a result, no milia since.

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thanks for your replies 😺  I will  speak to my derm,  and read all the ingredients in my products as well.  Maybe also I'm being too aggressive in my exfoliating.  

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Primers, concealers were the cause of my milia. I use a good gycolic toner after using a gycolic cleanser.
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Re: Tatcha , Milia?

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A while back I had some skin laser treatments done and I can't tell you how many milia I got from thatWoman Tongue. There was any army of them all over where the laser touched...not immediately, of course, but maybe a week or so later.

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Re: Tatcha , Milia?

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@SilleeMee wrote:

A while back I had some skin laser treatments done and I can't tell you how many milia I got from thatWoman Tongue. There was any army of them all over where the laser touched...not immediately, of course, but maybe a week or so later.


@SilleeMee, yup, as I posted here, trauma to the skin in some form is the major cause of milia -- be it a certain type of procedure or a burn, including from the sun

 

But people continue to believe.that milia are clogged pores caused by emollients, probably because they resemble whiteheads, which are a type of clogged pore. Oh,well. :-)


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