Have white bump under or around your eyes? These are called milia, they are tiny cysts formed by clogged oil glands. These milia are caused by heavy moisturizers, heavy eyecream, oily makeup remover or under eye concealer. Prolonged exposure to the sun, can make your skin more likely to form milia, because sun-damaged skin thickens over time, which can make it more difficult for the skin to shed dead skin cells.
If you are prone to getting milia around your eyes, try gentlly exfoliation around the affected area a couple times a week to help cell regeneration, also switch to a lighter moisturizer such as eye gel or eye serum.
Milia may removed by skin specialist with a sterile lancet and a comedone extractor, do not remove them yourself, you may end up with a scar.
Many people might wonder why they can't use their face cream instead of eye cream.
Skin around our eye area is extremely thin and very delicate, face creams contain higher concentrations of active ingredients, which may be too aggressive and could cause damage to our eye area.
Another common concern about our eye area such as puffiness and eye bags can also get worse by using lots of hydrating ingredients, and end up making the eyelid look puffier.