What Is Milia?Milia is a skin condition that can happen to anyone at anytime in life. It is most often seen in newborns, and it can be expected to rapidly disappear in these cases. The biggest problem with milia occurring in infancy is calming panicked parents, who do not know how harmless and temporary it is. Milia may not be so temporary when adults get it. In fact, these unsightly blister-like bumps can sometimes be permanent for adults without intervention.
Milia visibly manifests in tiny blister-like protrusions on the skin. This condition can occur in anyone, regardless of age, sex, or race. The type seen in infants usually disappears over a brief period, but the adult version can be a long term cosmetic problem. This condition is not dangerous, and it is officially unknown if there is a relationship to another underlying condition. Milia is one of the most misunderstood of all health conditions, but in itself, appears harmless by all reports.
Big Medica: "The Causes"
These are the suspected causes of adult milia, as espoused by modern medicine, listed for humor purposes, of course. You may notice the trend of these being related to their own chemical industry.
- Trauma to sweat ducts
- Radiotherapy (radiation)
- Topical corticosteroid use
- Genodermatoses ("bad" genes) **
The Real Cause
Unfortunately, we cannot give answers as definitively as we usually do. This is because milia has not received the same amount of research that most disorders have, due to its relatively harmless nature.
The honest truth is that no one knows the causes with certainty. It is widely believed that this condition is due to an exfoliation problem, whereby tiny flakes of dead skin clog the skin's pores. Our research indicates that this is likely only half of the equation. The other half is an excess of cholesterol in the skin, where the body frequently deposits its excess cholesterol. This in turn, leads us to a third contributing factor, which is a deficiency of sunlight. A body removes its excess cholesterol in the skin using sunlight, which begins a process of converting it into vitamin D3. Sunlight does not cause this condition, as some other health-related sources have claimed, and in fact, sunlight can cure it in some cases.
There is plenty of information elsewhere about having dermatologists remove these lesions, so we shall not discuss that option. For those who want to do it themselves, we recommend:
- Take frequent showers.
- Exfoliate the skin.
- Supplementation with niacin is the single most effective treatment for some sufferers.
- Avoid sunscreens. (when reasonable)
- Avoid heavy facial cosmetics.
- Get moderate sunlight exposure frequently.
- Reduce high cholesterol foods.
- Supplement with biotin, because many sufferers find that biotin supplementation alone cures their milia.
- Do not take vitamin D supplements. *
- CoQ10 is produced by the body during intense exercise, and is found in meat and fish. It is used by the body to emulsify oils, and to increase energy. Emulsifiers make oils water soluble (like soap), which assists in their removal, and thus reduces milia.
* The part about avoiding vitamin D supplements may be shocking to some readers, but people with milia are in a special category. Their bodies need to remove excess cholesterol from their skin, and it does this by converting that cholesterol into a form of vitamin D following sunlight exposure. If these people have excessive vitamin D, then this process will not occur, and the cholesterol build-up in their skin will continue.
** Researching milia has revealed just how idiotic the exercise of modern medicine can be. At least in the realm of alternative (traditional) medicines, when something is not fully understood, an admission of ignorance is usually made. Milia is a great example of institutional arrogance from allopathic medicine. Among the many supposed causes that they list for milia are "genetic" problems. This is, by the way, the new trend. They cannot (or will not) understand the basic causal relationships of lifestyle and food choices for causing disease, which actually are linked in families. These are the root causes of diseases instead of genes. Genes are never naturally defective, but we can damage them. Every health condition supposedly caused by a "bad" gene can be traced to a poisoning, which is usually from the medical or food industries. Disease (dis-ease) is not a normal state as we have been lead to believe by the chemical industry, or its sales partners sporting the white over coats. Whenever something is too confusing for them, they claim it must be due to malfunctioning genes. It's simply "God's fault", because after all, they're heroes! You see, according to the new age science of medicine, genes simply go bad, without any interference, and chemical toxins are actually healthy nutrients that our bodies need to maintain health. (Perhaps you have a Vioxx deficiency?) It's little wonder that this same industry is the cause of 60% of the bankruptcies in the U.S.A., for it truly is an evil black hole of deception, death, and disease.