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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 saw it mentioned here (I think?) a couple times when these were bugging me, so I tried The Ordinary's Azelaic Acid Suspension and it is making a difference! They're not totally gone yet but there's a lot fewer of them. 

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 yeah i have the same thing too and its my biggest insecurity because from far they look like dark circles and it’s annoying. Someone please help ive tried glycolic acid, lightening creams, and exfoliated for a while now. If you have any Any answers please let me know because im desperate now

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Hi, I hope you are doing ok today. I can imagine how uncomfortable that must feel. I used to have really bad eczema under my eyes when I was in my early 20s. I am in my early 30s now. The product I have attached will work miracles.

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I’ve had the same issue and I have even paid for them to removed (which cost around $600 and was painful)  I’ve done it once, so I needed another treatment but I haven’t went back. So I had a few left so I was trying everything and I swear to god I never thought this would work but it did!!!! The Mario badescu buffering lotion!! Which cost under $30 I believe. I would highly recommend doing this it literally took a week. #bumps #milia #bumpsundereyes #skin

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This is an old chain but I went to the dermatologist for this same issue today thinking these were milia under my eyes.  She told me they are Fordyce spots.  They are going to scrape them for me tomorrow but I had to pay out of pocket and they will likely come back.  You can get them lasered too which is more effective.  They are often genetic but they can be linked to high cholesterol or hormone changes.  Derm recommended low processed low glycemic index diet with little to no artificial sweeteners and complex carbs only.  Which is something I should do anyway (I have pcos).  I've had these for years and im only 36.  I wish I had asked sooner.  They are normal though and nothing is guaranteed to get rid of them forever.  You can reduce the appearance of them with some products.

 

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Everyone needs to read this: 

 

 

they’re skin textural accentuations. Some people are more predisposed to larger STA than others. Some don’t have any. It depends on your age, hydration levels and genetics. Period. That’s it. They’ll never go away. Nothing can cure this unless you want to opt for a fat transfer to attempt to plump the hollows to fill over the STAs. However, much of the fat will be filtered out by your body and the exact of fat left to grow is unknown. Also a rather risky procedure if it’s injected unevenly - there’s no taking it out. 
 

bottom line: social media mad everyone insecure af with their fake photos. 
 

What you’re seeing is normal. You’ll die with them under your eyes. We all will. The faster you learn to accept them, realize you’re not alone and no one cares about them, the better off you’ll be in life. 

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I've had the exact same problem. I've had them for as long as I can remember and I'm currently 17. A couple of years ago on one of my eyes, they had disappeared but a month or so later it came back. I've learned to just deal with it but It would be great to get rid of them.

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I have had this same issue for years and after I started using The Inkey List BHA I noticed that they disappeared in about 3 weeks! 46D6CDEC-99CF-4483-9C2A-266E1BDA4BD0.jpeg
The INKEY List Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Blemish + Blackhead Serum

 

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Its the inkey list bha not the tagged salycilic here right? Put on at night?

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Hey! I actually did mean the serum, it wasn’t letting me tag it for some reason. I’ll try to fix it. 

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I am confused. Which product is the one you're reccomending? @Kpsully 

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The BHA serum, although any BHA or salicylic acid would probably work. 

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Can’t tell if you’re real or just a Sephora bot that promotes their products here. 

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Well... I’m real. I have no reason to promote other than that the results actually worked. 

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@RealECanada 

Salicylic acid and BHA are interchangeable terms; salicylic acid is the only BHA of any consequence used in skincare. I can't say whether that poster might have meant the serum instead...just wanted to make sure the name of the active involved wasn't the source of confusion 😊

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I know this post is slightly old BUT, I also have these bumps and I was using my blackhead vacuum for my face last night & I suctioned over these little bumps a few times on a low setting & it got all the buildup out and pretty much all of them are gone!! It literally looks like I just erased them! Definitely recommend! (There’s several blackhead vacuums out there and they all work AMAZING) *Edit - I use the device weekly on my face to clean my pores and it shrinks my pores tremendously! *if you do end up buying one, start with the low/medium setting to get your face used to it otherwise it will leave hickey like marks on your face 😂

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Do you have any recommendations for a specific brand that works well? 

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I wouldn’t do this.  No chance. 

Under Eye Bumps, NOT milia

I know nobody asked for this opinion, but it needs saying: remember that NOBODY, absolutely NOBODY will ever look at your skin as closely as you will. If you become a celebrity and people start criticizing you in this much detail, you'll be photoshopped to bits anyway. PLEASE do not become obsessed with perfection to the point of finding minor perfectly human conditions tragic disfiguring flaws. This can become extremely unhealthy and lead to dangerous self-destructive behaviors. If your skin is so lovely that you are reduced to complaining about milia, YOU ARE BLESSED. I know it's difficult and often impossible, but try not to criticize your own face more closely than you would criticize someone else's--your best friend, for example. I learned a long time ago to never look at myself in a magnifying mirror, because NOBODY needs to look at you that closely except your doctor. There is a reason salespeople use lighted magnifying mirrors for makeovers, and it is to literally magnify your imperfections to sell you products to fix them. Staring at yourself in a magnifying mirror will only get you depressed and/or addicted to plastic surgery. It's not necessary, and it's not kind. Be at LEAST as kind to yourself as you would be to your best friend, your significant other, your mother. Treat yourself like someone you LOVE and see beauty and health. I don't want to minimize health problems, because those do matter very much. I'm asking you not to create health problems. Enjoy your beauty, enjoy your youth, enjoy your health. All those things will be lost eventually, and what a shame it would be to lose them without ever enjoying them. Do not let self care become self harm. ❤️

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I really needed to hear those words today, and I'm sure they were encouraging for many other readers too.. it's always great when someone puts things in perspective in a kind way.  Thank you!! ❤️

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