I have a milia on my forehead, chin and cheeks. My dermatologist suggested glycolic acid to help with exfoliation. Can you suggest a regimen?
Milia are tiny white bumps that can occur on the face when skin is not exfoliating properly. Dead skin cells become trapped under the epidermis, forming these unsightly "plugs" or blemishes.
We all know that a daily skin care regimen, geared toward your skin type, will keep your skin healthy and clear. When treating milia, exfoliation is key. Adding a Glycolic Acid cleanser and moisturizer to your daily regimen will make a difference. Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that stimulates cell turnover, exfoliating the dead cells that can cause milia and allowing new, healthy cells to grow.
To prevent and treat milia, we recommend washing your face once or twice daily with an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) cleanser, such as Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel. This will help bring the milia to the surface of the skin. Follow that with a daytime moisturizer that contains AHAs, such as Exuviance Essential Daily Defense Creme SPF 20. In the evening, apply Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer after cleansing. AHAs can cause sensitivity in certain skin types, so as with any new product, these should be introduced into your regimen gradually to allow your skin to acclimate.