Milia Seeds – Understanding Causes and Treatment
Milia seeds are a skin condition that can happen to anyone at any time in life. They are most often seen in newborns and can be expected to rapidly disappear in these cases. The biggest problem with milia occurring in infancy is panicky parents, who do not know how harmless and temporary it is. Milia may not be so temporary when adults get it. In fact, these unsightly blister-like bumps can sometimes be permanent without intervention.
Milia visibly manifest in tiny blister-like protrusions on the skin. This can occur in anyone, regardless of age, sex, or race. Those on infants usually disappear over a brief period, but on adults, can be a long-term cosmetic problem. This condition is not dangerous, and it is officially unknown if there is a relationship to another underlying condition. Milia is one of the most misunderstood of all health conditions, but in itself, appears harmless by all reports.
Causes of Milia Seeds
The truth is that no one knows the causes with certainty. It is widely believed that this condition is due to an exfoliation problem when tiny flakes of dead skin clog the pores. Our research indicates that this is likely only half of the equation. The other half is an excess of cholesterol in the skin, where the body frequently deposits its excess cholesterol. This, in turn, leads us to a third contributing factor, which is sunlight deficiency. A body removes excess cholesterol in the skin through sunlight, which helps converts it into vitamin D3.
Here are some of the other causes of Milia Seeds:
- trauma to sweat ducts
- radiotherapy (radiation)
- topical corticosteroid use
- genodermatoses (genetics)
For those who want to care for them themselves, we recommend:
- Take frequent showers
- Exfoliate the skin
- Supplementation with niacin is the single most effective treatment for some sufferers
- Avoid heavy facial cosmetics
- Get moderate sunlight exposure frequently
- Reduce high cholesterol foods
- Supplement with biotin, because many sufferers find that biotin supplementation alone cures their milia
- CoQ10 is produced by the body during intense exercise and is found in meat and fish. The body uses it to emulsify oils and increase energy. Emulsifiers make oils water-soluble (like soap), which assists in its removal, thus reducing milia.