Oil bumps, also known as ‘milia’ or ‘milk spots’, are tiny hard, white or yellowish bumps that are seen on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and under eye area of our face. Though these keratin-filled bumps look ugly, they are actually of no harm. However, you can get rid of these unsightly spots by using some natural remedies and we are going to discuss it right here in this post:
The steam treatment is highly effective in unclogging skin pores by eliminating sebum and dead cell buildups. All you need to do is give yourself a nice facial sauna by steaming your face for 15-20 minutes daily. You can also dip a washcloth or soft towel in hot water, squeeze the extra water out, and place it over your face. The result will be visible in a few weeks.
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Warm up a little organic olive oil (extra virgin one is even better) and massage the troubled parts of your face. For faster and better outcomes, blend olive oil with some sweet almond oil or organic coconut oil. You can even add some castor oil and a little baking soda to the olive oil and scrub your face gently with the mixture. All these will loosen buildups from your pores and cure oil bumps naturally.
Castor oil is not only a natural antibacterial agent but it also helps in controlling the production of oil or sebum. Hence, massaging the bumpy areas of the skin with it directly or a blend of castor oil and olive oil (1:1) will help you get rid of the issue effectively. However, make sure that your skin soaks up the oil completely after each application. Alternatively, prepare a paste by mixing baking soda with castor oil, apply it to your face, and wash off after 20 minutes.
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When it comes to healing skin issues like oil bumps, honey is considered as a magic ingredient. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, and emollient by nature, which help in maintaining the skin’s oil balance, thereby keeping skin pores clean. Either massage your face with pure raw honey or combine 2 tablespoons of it with 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil for better upshots. In order to increase the exfoliating power of your honey mixture, you can also add some oatmeal and granulated sugar to it.
Aloe vera has amazing skin benefits, which can help us get rid of oil bumps too. Take some sap out of a fresh aloe leaf or get your hands on some pure aloe vera gel. Apply it to your problem spots, leave overnight, and see the magic! A blend of aloe vera gel and green tea or turmeric paste can also clear up your skin quite efficiently.
Pomegranate Peel Powder
Sun-dry some pomegranate peels, grind them into a fine powder and prepare a paste by mixing it with a little water. You need to rub it gently on your skin and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. A facial mask made of roasted pomegranate powder and fresh rose water or lemon juice can cure oil bumps in around 3 weeks.
Refrigerate a potato, grate it finely, and spread it over the troubled areas of your skin. Alternatively, extract the juice of a potato and apply it to your face with the help of a cotton pad. Both are highly effective in making oil bumps disappear fast.
Take a thick slice of a lemon and rub it on your oil bumps gently. Let the juice sit for 20-25 minutes and then, wash off with tepid water. The citric acid present in lemon juice will absorb excess oil from your skin and open up the clogged pores easily. You can also try a mixture of honey and lemon juice to eliminate the problem of oil bumps completely. A scrub made of lemon juice and granulated sugar is also known to have great anti-bacterial as well as exfoliating properties, which are essential for healing a bumpy skin.
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Tea Tree Essential Oil
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of tea tree essential oil make it a true herbal cure for oil bumps. Dip a cotton ball in the oil and apply to the affected areas of your skin 2-3 times a day. Do it at night so that the oil penetrates your skin deeply and eliminate the issue from the root.
Fenugreek Seeds And Leaves
Take a handful of fresh leaves and seeds of fenugreek and make a paste of it by using some distilled or rose water. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. The antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities of the herb will cure your oil bumps in just one week upon regular use.
While trying natural remedies for treating oil bumps, you should also stay away from overuse of synthetic skincare products and cosmetics, vitamin supplements, etc. Also, never ever pop your oil bumps in order to avoid infections.