This is the second time I developed milia and I wanted to learn how to stop new ones from developing. Some experts have suggested that excessive use of heavy creams and moisturizers can provoke production of milia. Others like Dr Marmur believe that its a genetic thing and some skin is just more likely to develop milia. Regular exfoliation with scrubbing grains, home micro-dermabrasion devices, glycolic peels and even Retin A all can keep pores from developing milia. But like many other people, my milia seem to pop up in the eye area where exfoliation is difficult. This delicate eye area cannot use traditional exfoliation leaving it open to milia development.
To keep my skin milia free I need to faithfully take off my eye make-up with a non-oily remover pad and follow up with a warm water rinse. Once a week, I will treat the area with warm wet compresses to keep the pores clean and unclogged.