- Milia look like whiteheads, but are different. Whiteheads form due to infection of the sebaceous glands, while milia are accumulation of dead skin in the epidermis.
- The skin sheds dead cells everyday. When the cells fail to shed, they accumulate and form milia.
- Milia may form due to a thick epidermis.
- Milia don't get infected after some time, like acne does.
- Milia has to be removed by pulling them out.
Article created on: August 24, 2006