Q: I'm 22 years old and have Asian skin. I have small white spots under my eyes and leading to the corners as well. I try to drink as much water as possible and have stopped using eye creams and avoid using my face cream around the eye area, yet they still have not reduced. Could you please help me?
Alison: These white spots are called milia and can occur due to medical stress or dietary habits - they aren't always caused by an overload of cosmetic products, which people often assume. So, it's worth mentioning them to your doctor. It's great that you're drinking lots of water and following a balanced diet is also crucial. Sometimes a diet too high in acid, such as citrus fruits, or too high in bad fats can also cause these spots.
I would recommend for you, especially with your Asian skin as you may have a little darkness in that area as well, the Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex. This contains hibiscus flower extract for an exfoliating action that should help to lessen any build-up or congestion around this area. It's also a gel formula, so it shouldn't cause any more of these white spots.
There are ways of having milia removed too but it doesn't sound like you're at that stage yet, especially as they may just be caused by your diet or state of health.