What are skin tags?
Skin tags are soft skin growths that often form on areas of your body prone to friction, including the folds of your neck, your eyelids, breasts, and groin.
The growths are actually loose fibers of collagen that get trapped in thicker areas of skin because of frequent friction. You may also be at increased risk for having multiple skin tags because of hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or menopause, or because of underlying health conditions, like type 2 diabetes.
Though generally harmless, skin tags in certain areas of your skin can become painful if they often get stuck in your clothing or jewelry. You may also wish to remove skin tags when they affect how you feel about your appearance.
What are milia?
Milia are small white or yellow cysts that develop on the face and all over the body, often in clusters. The small bumps grow under the surface of the skin, especially around your cheeks and eyelids. Though common in infants, milia can also develop in people of all ages.
The root cause of milia involves keratin, a skin protein that can get trapped under your skin. The bumps may also form when skin flakes get stuck in the skin.
Though generally harmless, milia can interfere with your self-confidence and satisfaction in the appearance of your skin. You may also be prone to scratching the bumps, which can lead to infection and permanent skin damage.