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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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Has anyone found a eye gel, concealer and setting powder to use for under eyes? I have these bumps under my eyes and i can't seem to find the right products!!

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hey girl, i have this EXACT same issue of chicken skin under the eyes. luckily i have the answer. *drum roll*it's literally visible sebaceous glands. underwhelming, i know. believe me, i've searched high and low for hours on end for years and this is what i've come up with. unfortunately, there's not much to be done about them according to my research.  which sucks because they can make your under-eye concealer look like crap. but don't fear, i have suggestions for you.
 
1. moisturize this area well and consistently. dryness will exacerbate the slightly bumpy texture.
 
2. sunscreen. make sure you're protecting the thin, delicate skin under your eyes. sun damage can only make this area worse and more noticeable.
 
3. use a good, moisturizing primer on this area every single time you put on makeup. i prefer the smashbox primerizer. it works so well for me.
 
4. be conscious and wary of heavy under eye concealers. i rode the tarte shape tape/tarte maracuja concealer wave when that was happening...horrible idea. the product was way too heavy and sinking in between the chicken-skin bumps and making it way more noticeable. use something that is lightweight/light coverage to avoid drawing attention to this area. (if you also have dark circles in conjunction with the bumpy texture, use: moisturizing primer > color corrector  > light layer of concealer)
 
5. avoid setting powders under the eyes. i know, i know. setting powder is a staple part of beauty guru routines. it hurts me too. but powders ALWAYS look cray in this area for me. the powder clings to the elevated glands and just makes under look eyes look dry AND bumpy. honey, get some blotting papers and call it a day.
 
i've also heard that microneedling can help as well. i plan to do that next month and can update you on my results when that happens and maybe you could try that procedure as well if interested.
 
hope this helps you, ladies. i'd love to know if it does. please keep me posted. <3

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Let me know if the microneedling works plzzz

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Hello. I’m a dude. But I have prominent pores under eyes. Believe it or not, they’re just pores. Genetically, we are predisposed to larger or smaller pores. Most adults have them. They’ll begin to show in your late 20’s / early 30’s. Also, women’s skin is thinner than males. This will also play a role. Essentially, you cannot get rid of them. No one can. 

 

They are genetics. All the lotions, microdermabrasion sessions, cover ups, steams, massages, etc. won’t matter. 

 

There are a few options. The skin is becoming thinner as we are. It’s a very delicate, sensitive and thin area to start with.  You can get fillers from a certified board plastic surgeon & drink plenty of water daily. Keep your skin hydrated. Sounds dumb, but you’ll notice more of a difference staying hydrated than you will using an exfoliator or some waste of money cream. 

 

Disheartening, I know. Remember, most people have these. And the closer you get to the mirror the worse they look. No one sees them but you. No one judges them but you. You’re not alone in the struggle. You’re one of millions. Don’t forget that. ; ) 

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Do you have this in your under eyes? I’ve had them all my life, and have no idea what they are. Also the skin under my eye is VERY purple 

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Thank God! This is exactly what i have!! I always thought this wasn t milia.

Mine got realy bad after doing a facial with microdermoabrasion.. I think it was the mask that they put in the end.. I dont know.. I wish i could identifie what was it... 

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MY UNDER EYE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE YOURS. SAME EXACT DOTS!! have u found a cure for this yet ? Makes my concealer look like a horror show.

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I literally just created a Sephora account to reply to this post 6 years later, to tell you it's syringomas!!!

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Thank you for posting this.  I have this as well.  No doctor has been willing to do anything to treat this for me. Most doctors would look and say...hmmm...maybe that's milia? Or they would say it is cholesterol. Have you had any suggestions on what to do?

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I think these are fordyce spots. The occur in the lips, under the eye and also around other body parts.

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They are indeed 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 Smiley Happy

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They're probably visible oil glands.  I use OccuSoft eyelid cleansing pads and foaming cleanser to gently physically exfoliate and Skinfood's Pineapple Peeling Gel for chemical exfoliation. 

 

Skincare products that help:

 

DIY Toner - Blend of Chamomile / ACV / Tea Tree Oil

Skinfood Premium Lettuce & Cucumber (Watery Toner & Watery Emulsion) 

Ladykin Broccoli Essence Toner

Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Ampule 

TonyMoly It's Skin Sheet Mask - Skin Soothing Tea Tree - I save the leftover essence in a dropper bottle and use on any irritated spots. Just don't store too long!

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These bumps can sometimes be caused by using an undereye creme thats too heavy for your skin type. Try using a gel instead! -Kendal

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I have that too! I was told it's hereditary. What works for me is applying a good moisturizer, and then hyaluronic acid topical serum on top. It creates like a thin layer above the skin that makes it appear smooth and not like bumpy chicken skin. If you want to skip the hyaluronic acid you can use a pore minimizer (lotion or primer) instead to balance out the texture, and then apply makeup as normal. 

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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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