Milia is a common skin disease that results from excess sebum production on the skin. People, who are susceptible to this skin disease, usually develop milia if they have oily skin and too much sebum on their skin. The sebum produced by the sebaceous glands causes milia.
The accumulation of this thick and oily sebum can be checked by cleaning and exfoliating the skin on the scalp regularly. Unfortunately, people neglect cleaning and exfoliating their scalp and suffer from a severe problem.
How to Get Rid of Milia on the Head?
To prevent milia from happening, wash the hair thoroughly and use a cleanser with some salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acid to help scrub away the milia. A good conditioner for the hair is also essential in this case.
Once you have removed the excess sebum and dead skin from the hair, use a clay mask or toner to remove the extra oils.
It is essential that the toner does not contain alcohol as the alcohol can further clog the pores and lead to more clogged hair follicles.
If the problem persists for a month or two, try using a less irritating soap and shampoo; if that doesn’t work, use soap or shampoo that contains less lather and rinse thoroughly.
If the condition is getting worse, start with a good moisturizing lotion that contains emollients, oils, and ceramides.
These ingredients help to keep skin supple. Also, one natural remedy recommended by Lincourt is a milia cream, which is made with the same natural fatty acids used in their line of body creams.
Some Milia-Controlling Recipes
- 1/2 cup skinless, boneless turkey breast, skin removed
- 1/2 cup cold pressed virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or macadamia oil
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 2 Tbsp. grass fed organic cane sugar
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 4-6 Tbsp. organic unsweetened applesauce
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until a fine but firm but pourable consistency forms. This may take a few minutes, so plan to blend until the consistency is a light cream. If it is too runny, add a little more coconut oil.
2. With wet hands, massage in a light but even layer on the affected areas. Leave on for 10 minutes, rinse and apply a moisturizer.