What do little white dots under my eyes mean?

What do little white dots under my eyes mean?

Milia are tiny cysts that develop due to harmless buildups of keratin under the skin. They are common on the face and around and under the eyes. Milia are not pimples, and attempting to pop them can cause further inflammation and scarring. The pores need to clear out the built up keratin for the milia to go away.

How do you get rid of under eye bumps not Milia?

Gently exfoliating the area with a warm washcloth may get rid of dead skin cells and help bring trapped keratin to the surface. Steam. Spending some time in your bathroom with the door closed and a hot shower running creates an easy at-home steam treatment for your face. Rose water or manuka honey.

How do you treat keratosis pilaris under the eyes?


  1. Creams to remove dead skin cells. Creams containing alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea help loosen and remove dead skin cells.
  2. Creams to prevent plugged follicles. Creams derived from vitamin A (topical retinoids) work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugged hair follicles.

Why are my under eyes bumpy?

While there are several causes of bumpy eye texture, one of the most common is Milia. If you notice white bumps in your undereye area, it’s caused by keratin that’s become trapped under the skin. Unlike the typical whitehead, which contains pus, milia is not a sign of clogged pores.

What is the difference between milia and Syringoma?

Milia lookalikes Syringoma are benign growths that appear very similar to milia as white, yellow or flesh-coloured bumps on the skin. However, syringoma are usually deep into the skin and more difficult to treat. They are permanent and stubbornly recurrent.

What is Syringoma under eye?

Overview. Syringoma is a non-cancerous (benign) bump, usually found on the upper cheeks and lower eyelids of young adults. Syringomas are completely harmless and are caused by the overgrowth of cells from sweat glands (eccrine glands).

What do cholesterol spots look like?

Cholesterol deposits are soft, flat, yellowish lumps. They tend to appear on the upper and lower eyelids, near the inner corner of the eye, and often develop symmetrically around both eyes. These lesions may remain the same size or grow very slowly over time. They sometimes join together to form larger lumps.

What does syringoma look like?

What does syringoma look like? Syringomas are multiple skin-coloured small lumps measuring 1 to 3 mm in diameter. In people with skin of colour (pigmented or dark skin), they may appear as yellowish or pale bumps. Syringomas are more common in women and most frequently appear during or after adolescence.