You can remove clogged pores underneath your eyes, also known as milia or keratin cysts, at home with a lancet, though normally an aesthetician or dermatologist should perform this procedure. A skin care professional demonstrates in this free video on skin care tips.
Hi, this is Angie Warner for Pro Beauty at Pro Pilates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And today, I'm going to be talking about how to clean clogged pores underneath your eyes. Normally, these clogged pores are referred to as milia, or a subepidermal keratin cyst. They're yellowish or white, and they should normally only be removed by an esthetician or a dermatologist. But, I'm going to show you at home, and how you can properly take care of these. These are usually caused by a division of the sebaceous glands, and can often also be caused from a trauma to the skin after a laser or a sunburn. So, today I'm going to show you how to remove these subepidermal keratin cysts by using a lancet. And, it's also good to use a magnification lamp, so you can really see more closely using a sharp needle. So, if you have gloves at home, it's best to use gloves, so we don't spread any bacteria. Next, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to open up a sterilized needle, and I'm going to go underneath my client's eye where she has a milia, and we're going to do an incision from underneath, upwards. And then, I'm going to wrap my fingers in some tissue, and squeeze the contents out. Going to hold the skin taut, come in from underneath the cyst, and just break the skin a little bit, because we don't have a pore opening here with these milia. So, we have to create a little opening. And, I'm going to wrap my fingers in some tissue, and then I'm going to squeeze the contents out. And, just finesse it in small, circular movements until everything comes out. And, that's how you remove a milia from underneath the eye. And, this has been Angie Warner for Pro Beauty at Pro Pilates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And today, I've showed you how to remove clogged pores underneath the eye.