Milia are small white pearl like spots that are usually found on the face. They are also known as "milk spots" as they are common in babies. Milia are filled with the protein keratin and are completely harmless.They usually go away by themselves but can be unsightly so many people seek treatment for them.
Milia form when there is a build up of the protein keratin, which gets trapped under the skin forming a tiny bump.
Milia can develop anywhere on the body but they are most commonly found on the face, specifically around the eyes, on the eyelids and on the cheeks and forehead.
People of all ages can get milia. They are very common in babies, which is why they are also known as “milk spots” or neonatal milia.