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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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PLEASE FORGIVE THE LENGTH:😇
Long time reader, first time responder… old school 🎵Delilah🎵 flashback LOL. I used to get these frequently, thankfully industry products/methods have improved greatly 

(stage actor=intense makeup=gnarly/painful removal process … especially if latex prosthetics were involved). Lord knows how many ‘ABUELA’S GOLDFINGERS’ are out there now of my fellow Thespians, cast and crew members (makeup/SFX trailer had roster of crew volunteer guinea pigs to try new methods/products just for fun or out of curiosity; ex. “Richard, NKA: teeth/mouth; Terra, NKA: eyes/full face”
*NKA = no known allergies 

 

ABUELA’S GOLDFINGER, Family Method: Rub SOLID gold rig on jeans or similar fabric, the friction will heat the gold without damaging it, then apply it to the clean stye/bump. Do it 3x per day, 3x per session. 

Blessings!

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Me too @Ispend2much6 . I have some there and other spots as I’ve gotten older too. Lovely lol. I wondered if my lash serum could’ve been a factor also. A facialist told me to see a dermatologist as they were only ones to safely remove them etc. Worth an ask anyway. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Hi guys. I have read this post a while ago and I found something that works so I thought I’d share because I stumbled upon this by complete accident! I have the annoying little small bumps along my dark circles but I need heavy concealer because of my tired eyes but the dots become way worse. I have been using trilogy certified organic rosehip oil on my face for other concerns but I was completely surprised and happy to find that it zapped all my stubborn little under eye bumps. I mean like smooth and I have only used it every day for a week. Super blown away and happy. I got mine at Whole Foods for like 23 bucks it’s in a red box. I use it at night by itself (no moisturizer on top) 

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the same thing happens to me! i cant even use foundation/concealer to cover because it makes it 100x worse


@Gnatalie97 wrote:

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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First of all, I am not an MD but have heard that the bumps can be related to high cholesterol. Check it out with a dermatologist or your general MD. NM

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“High cholesterol bumps” called: Xanthelasma usually do not show up underneath the skin of the eyes. They are usually yellow and on the eyelids. 🙂


@naomus wrote:
First of all, I am not an MD but have heard that the bumps can be related to high cholesterol. Check it out with a dermatologist or your general MD. NM

 

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I posted something in regard to this separately, but I think it got deleted because it had a link in it, so I’ll post again here without the link. I was looking through the photos and descriptions of what a lot of posters have and I seem to have the same thing (that’s how I stumbled across this post). Something else i came across, however, may have the answer. I read an article from a facialist (that’s the link that got my post removed) who has the same problem. He explained that they are just sebaceous glands which show because the under eye skin is thin. This would make sense for me, since I have had the bumps and thin under eye skin (read: genetic dark circles) my entire life. Hopefully this info is helpful to at least some!

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This is very helpful! I suffer the same, and it's miserable. Thank you again!


@JulianaD wrote:
I posted something in regard to this separately, but I think it got deleted because it had a link in it, so I’ll post again here without the link. I was looking through the photos and descriptions of what a lot of posters have and I seem to have the same thing (that’s how I stumbled across this post). Something else i came across, however, may have the answer. I read an article from a facialist (that’s the link that got my post removed) who has the same problem. He explained that they are just sebaceous glands which show because the under eye skin is thin. This would make sense for me, since I have had the bumps and thin under eye skin (read: genetic dark circles) my entire life. Hopefully this info is helpful to at least some!

 

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Ok. I’m sorry this post is super old but I came across it in my recent research to solve my similar problem and have returned with the good word on what I’ve deduced. I attached my own photos of what my skin looks like - seems very similar to what everyone’s talking about. I have found that these small bumps ARE in fact MILIA - small pockets of keratin under the skin that can’t break through. They’re usually exacerbated with skincare products that contain oils. SO try switching to oil free makeup removers, cleansers, and leave on products (especially moisturizers and SPF). I just ordered a bunch of different products and will update if I see any improvement

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Mine look the EXACT SAME! This whole conversation thread has been SO awesome, I feel a lot less alone and it's kinda cool to see everyone working together to try to solve the mystery of the pesky eye bumps. It's like the group project we all deserve but never got 😂👌

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this is what mine look like, almost exactly. any luck with anything?

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Azelaic Acid has worked wonders on a couple milia around the eyes.

You have absolutely gorgeous skin!

You have absolutely gorgeous skin!

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Did that help reduce or rid them? 

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It's still early but I haven't had any success, and my sensitive skin really didn't react well to a lot of the products I tried (my skin also just doesn't like trying new things!). I'm trying to work a little bit of Paula's Choice BHA solution in the area but need to pare down my use from sensitivity. I'm also going to try to work in Inkey List Bakuchiol since I've heard retinol is supposed to help, but I'm hoping this formulation will be easier to introduce for my skin.

Super super frustrating and I'm as desperate as all of you to figure this out. I think it will take some time. Fingers crossed that I can come back with some real solid answers for you all!

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Any updates? I am really curious to hear about what you tried and if you have seen any improvement! I saw your picture that you posted as well and I COMPLETELY relate!

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update

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Please please update! i have these too, and concealer/foundation makes them even more prominent. I have been desparately trying to find a solution!

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Thanks for posting this!! I just noticed I have then too. Which is why it’s always tough for me to find a good concealer. Let me know your results!

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I get this too!!!! 

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It is just thin skin and you can see the little bumps hair grows out of. The best way to treat is to rebuild layers of skin with retin a. Maybe Lazer can destroy the hair follicles but your skin still needs to be rebuilt under the eye. 

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