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Under Eye Bumps, NOT milia

For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!

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I have the same exact thing! It bothers me when researching about it since it always says it’s milia when it’s not! 

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ME TOOO! I'm also a sophomore with this issue and I can't find anything on what it is. But I am happy to know that I'm not the only one. Thanks!

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They are fordyce spots and I have them as well in my tear troughs. I thought they’d be a permanent thing but mine are finally going away. I use a really good hydrating and moisturizing undereye cream then use Noni undereye oil just on the trough area and then topnit with Laneige Undereye mask. I’ve been doing this for about a week bow and my fordyce spots are barely noticeable. I’m going to continue my eye routine as long as it takes to make them go away as much as possible and then see the type of maintenance I can do afterward. They are more noticeable the drier the skin is there and lots of moisture will make them retreat big time. I recommend Tarte’s Maracuja brightening eye cream, then add Noni oil on top and finally top everything with Laneige. Give it a couple weeks before you judge. Mine were awful, quite severe actually, so if this can help mine almost disappear after just a week, it can help anyone’s

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I have the same problem and I got a sample of the Bobbi Brown eye cream. The small bumps are going away slowly but surely. 

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I have those, too, and they’re called hidrocystoma. Retinol and electrolysis are the only things that seem to help at all. My husband is a doc and got me in with an awesome derm/path specialist, and that’s what he diagnosed. It’s genetic 😰

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Hi there,

 

I was excited to see your response because I suffer from this “chicken skin” under the eye as well, how I looked up hidrocystoma and it doesn’t really look like what’s described. Hidrocystoma looks more like a mole or wart rather than many tiny bumps under the skin.

 

Really interested to hear anyone else’s experience with it and getting rid of it.

 

Thanks!  

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They are fordyce spots and I have them as well in my tear troughs. I thought they’d be a permanent thing but mine are finally going away. I use a really good hydrating and moisturizing undereye cream then use Noni undereye oil just on the trough area and then topnit with Laneige Undereye mask. I’ve been doing this for about a week bow and my fordyce spots are barely noticeable. I’m going to continue my eye routine as long as it takes to make them go away as much as possible and then see the type of maintenance I can do afterward. They are more noticeable the drier the skin is there and lots of moisture will make them retreat big time. I recommend Tarte’s Maracuja brightening eye cream, then add Noni oil on top and finally top everything with Laneige. Give it a couple weeks before you judge. Mine were awful, quite severe actually, so if this can help mine almost disappear after just a week, it can help anyone’s

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hi they are called syringoma..I have them and had laser surgery to help get rid of them..it helped a little but they are so deep in the dermis they never go away and do come back..it has been my goal to find a cream that at least smoothes them out or makes them less visible as unfortunately they cannot be removed completely

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I have it  to

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It's a vitamin D deficiency. Take vitamin D for 3-4 months. It will go away.

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By any chance are you partially Mediterranean?  I have the same problem and have been told its because of my heritage. 

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No sweetheart I have the same thing, I really dont think its a Mediterranean, or heritage issue.

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I have this same problem and whenever I put concealer on it my makeup looks weird. Does anyone have any tips or something I can put under my eyes to make it not look weird when I'm wearing makeup. I also don't want to get any sugary because I know it is not permanent. 

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They are called fordyce spots and I have them as well in my tear troughs. I thought they’d be a permanent thing but mine are finally going away. I use a really good hydrating and moisturizing undereye cream then use Noni undereye oil just on the trough area and then topnit with Laneige Undereye mask. I’ve been doing this for about a week bow and my fordyce spots are barely noticeable. I’m going to continue my eye routine as long as it takes to make them go away as much as possible and then see the type of maintenance I can do afterward. They are more noticeable the drier the skin is there and lots of moisture will make them retreat big time. I recommend Tarte’s Maracuja brightening eye cream, then add Noni oil on top and finally top everything with Laneige. Give it a couple weeks before you judge. Mine were awful, quite severe actually, so if this can help mine almost disappear after just a week, it can help anyone’s

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Apply a primer before applying conclear, it helps to hide the bumps pretty well, smash box photo finish works well

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I know this is an old thread... but I have the same problem too! My dermatologist told me that is was milia (even though you're right- it's looks nothing like the pictures that I've seen). She prescribed a topical acne medication to put under my eyes, which unfortunately is very drying. I haven't seen any improvements, though... Does anyone have any advice?

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I got this same "problem" once i started experimenting with new skincare products. It started after using RoC retin-a eye cream or kiehl's cucumber eye cream... and then maybe some other stuff. so i figured, after all my research and past experiences, to avoid eye products with oil, retinol, and then the basic stuff to avoid (paraben, synthetics, fragrances...etc) and to avoid anything too rich for my skin. basically it seems the skin on my undereye is thin/thinned and the sebaceous glands stand out because of it... so i dont want to block my oil glands and also dont want anything to thin my skin or overexfoliate my skin. 

trying to keep it simple with my eye treatment and just keep it hydrated. 

 

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 I have theseen non raised whitefish dots under my eyes as well. They are definitely not milia because they are not raised and they are only under my eyes. I can't find anything about them so I can try to get rid of them..

Re: Under Eye Bumps, NOT milia

They are called fordyce spots and I have them as well in my tear troughs. I thought they’d be a permanent thing but mine are finally going away. I use a really good hydrating and moisturizing undereye cream then use Noni undereye oil just on the trough area and then topnit with Laneige Undereye mask. I’ve been doing this for about a week bow and my fordyce spots are barely noticeable. I’m going to continue my eye routine as long as it takes to make them go away as much as possible and then see the type of maintenance I can do afterward. They are more noticeable the drier the skin is there and lots of moisture will make them retreat big time. I recommend Tarte’s Maracuja brightening eye cream, then add Noni oil on top and finally top everything with Laneige. Give it a couple weeks before you judge. Mine were awful, quite severe actually, so if this can help mine almost disappear after just a week, it can help anyone’s

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There is a type of under eye and inner eye bump that can develop due to high cholesterol. It is called xanthelasma.Talk to your family doctor. Maybe they can send you to a dermatologist. Some dermatologists use Retin-A like products, chemical peels or laser to manage things like this.

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I have the exact same thing! I've been trying to find a good concealer for my dark under eye circles, but I'm not sure I'll ever find something that will cover them completely because of the texture of my skin in that area.  I'm glad to see I'm not the only person with this issue!

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