how to treat milia

Facial Sauna

A facial sauna is useful in treating milia and unclogging pores as it helps loosen and remove dead skin cells and debris.

Soak a clean towel in hot water and wring out the excess water. Place the towel on your face for a few minutes and then remove it. Repeat a couple of times. Do this daily for about a week or a little more.
Alternatively, you can steam your face for 10 to 15 minutes daily until the condition clears. You can apply apple cider vinegar or castor oil after this steam treatment.


Honey helps treat milia due to its antioxidant and humectant properties (retains moisture and avoids dryness). It also can be combined with other ingredients to make a facial scrub to exfoliate your skin and reduce milia.

Simply spread honey, preferably raw honey, on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this daily until you see improvement.
Alternatively, mix two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of jojoba oil. Apply it on your face and wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat daily or three or four times a week until you see improvement.
You can also add one tablespoon of granulated sugar and three tablespoons of oatmeal to the above mixture to make a facial scrub. Use it to gently scrub your skin for several minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat once or twice a week, until the bumps are gone.

Sandalwood and Rose Water

A combination of sandalwood and rose water helps get rid of excess oil and removes dead skin cells, thereby reducing milia as well.

Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with sufficient rose water to make a smooth paste.
Spread this paste evenly on your skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Wash it off with cool water and then pat dry your face.
Do this daily for a few weeks.