Are Your Whiteheads Actually Milia?

Faith Xue

The term “ whitehead” is tossed around frequently when talking about skin—but oftentimes, it’s misused. For example, you might use it to describe those pesky little white bumps that spring up around your eyes and cheeks, but in reality, those aren’t whiteheads at all—they’re called milia. Curious about what this under-the-radar skin condition is? We were too. Luckily, Renee Rouleau, our resident skin expert and celebrity esthetician, was more than happy to share her knowledge with us (including exactly how to remove them).


Click through the slideshow to learn all about milia!

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