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  1. My skin feels and looks grainy and bumpy. Like sandpaper. I've tried everything and nothing gets rid of those tiny little bumps. They're all over my face and i know they're not pimples or whitehead bc i cant pop them. I want my soft skin back. Please help me. Also, my skin is getting red very easily, and i get hives everytime I scratch any part of my body. Do you guys think those things are related? Sorry for my bad english.
  2. I used this hair gel one time and my face immediately had a reaction. I broke out in a bad rash and was itchy for a few days. I obviously stopped using it after that first time, but it's like it permanently ruined my skin. i've had these tiny, colourless bumps all over my forehead ever since. (attached image doesn't show them too well) i've tried EVERYTHING (ok maybe not everything but you get the point) to get rid of them, but nothing is working. i've tried diet restrictions (i'm vegan so cross dairy off as possible cause), exercise, drinking tons of water, face masks, washes, exfoliants, natural methods (tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar etc.) you name it. but nothing works. does anyone know what i can do, any face wash or lotion recommendations, anything at all? thank you <3
  3. My skin condition: The skin condition that I want to address in these blog posts is only concerning the scar-like, soft, flesh colored bumps that have appeared along the center of my chin and out towards the corners of my mouth. They are not pimples, acne, or hypertrophic scarring (though I will get into eliminated diagnoses later in this post), and they have gotten increasingly more noticeable in the last 3 years. Please see pictures for reference. My Health History: To start, I am a 30 year old, 5'4" female who is approximately 30lbs over my healthy BMI weight. I have a history of: cystic acne that has been 'mostly' clear for 2-3 years. I occasionally have a breakout during my cycle, but these are rare and typically do not result in scarring and resolve within 1-2 weeks. My acne was particularly bad in my early teens and again in my early 20's. In my teens it was centralized in my T-zone, but during the later stages in my 20's was primarily along my jaw line. large pores excess oil production on my entire face, not just the t-zone. It is common for me to use 8-10 oil blotting sheets/day. mild hair thinning (within the last 5 years) mild male-pattern hair growth (mostly around the chin/upper lip area) excessive sweating Keratosis Pilaris on arms and legs As a child I had a rare form of recurring Pityriasis Rosea- my last episode was when I was 25. Woohoo! So, as you can see I was blessed with all the things that make women feel super sexy! Joking aside, for all of us struggling with these abnormalities, please try to remind yourself that there are people suffering with far, far worse. I know this condition (and others) can be embarrassing, unsightly, and all-together soul-crushing at times, but for every ugly bump we have is someone suffering from deforming burn scars, flesh eating bacterial infections, and life altering conditions that can't be treated or covered with makeup. I am CONFIDENT that we can not only treat what we have, but that there is a biological solution that does not require lasers, acid, or the use of a blade. My Current Skincare Routine: In the past I have used every form of acne cleanser, lotion, topical treatment, and miracle fix you could think of. I wish I would have known about taking the simple, more natural approach before destroying my skin with chemicals. I have never taken oral treatments such as spironolactone or antibiotics, but I did use a lot of acid based products that irritated, burned, and angered my skin. The following routine has been consistent for the last year and a half, with slight variations in brands. Night Routine: Remove makeup with hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic face wipes. I try to use something that is exfoliating. I particularly like Boots No7 Brand All in One Wipes. You get a lot for the price, they are well-saturated, and have never made me break out. I then tone my skin with witch hazel Next I take a damp cotton pad and add a few drops of jajoba oil. I smooth the cotton pad over my face for the purpose of a "final cleanse" but also to moisturize and prep the skin. Jajoba oil will not clog pores as it is very close to human sebum. It actually can trick your pores into producing less oil. I then use a vitamin C serum to moisturize and help treat my uneven skin tone, light scarring, etc. I have begun using Differin Gel in the last 3 months for the purpose of increasing skin cell turnover and improving my skin's texture and any residual scarring from my years of acne. I have been extremely happy with it and only had light redness and flaking within the first two weeks of use. Since then my skin has become more even toned, my scars have been fading, and I am able to wear a light coverage foundation (sometimes I wear nothing) without feeling as if my scars and discoloration are showing through. Morning Routine: In the shower or at the sink I wash my face with another face wipe (this time I add a tiny bit of baking soda for exfoliation) and then tone with witch hazel. I use a light moisturizer for sensitive skin and usually add a drop of jajoba oil for added moisture to my cheek area. That's it! I have not been breaking out on this routine and would feel comfortable recommending it to others. Both my night and morning routines are safe for people with sensitive skin with the exception of the differin gel. Prior diagnoses: I have been told that these bumps are hypertrophic scarring, sebaceous hyperplasia, cholesterol deposits, fungal infection, and flat warts. While sebaceous hyperplasia seems to be the most common diagnoses, nothing about them looks like sebaceaous hyperplasia, nor do regular treatments for SH work. I say all of these are wrong, and it is actually something internal with either a hormone imbalance or thyroid disorder. I will post tomorrow with pictures and an explanation of all things I have tried!
  4. Hey guys! I am becoming really worried about what is happening to my skin. I have been on the Acne.org regimen for 5 weeks. Every night, I seem to wake up with little red bumps. They are itchy at first, and when I itch them, they get bigger, more red, and inflamed. I have no idea what to do. I am afraid that the BP or Cleanser is triggering these bumps/rashes. I am also using the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water Cleanser before using the Acne.org cleanser. I would really be grateful if anyone let me know what this is and how to treat it. Thank you!
  5. Forehead acne out of control

    Hi. Well heres another acne story to add to the list. Being age 17 I suppose its to be expected, due to hormones and all, but my acne seems to have gotten out of control, especially in the forehead area, but now its appearing on the side of my face and cheeks, as the pictures show, along with the occasional bumps on my nose/chin (Yeah, I'm a mess). I've tried many products,primarily ones containing salyclic (?) acid and BP; I'm using one that is BP 10% now, been using it for roughly a month but to no avail, and it dramatically dries out my skin to the point where washing it makes it turn red. Any suggestions for treatment? It's all I've been thinking about and I at least want to be able to lessen it if i can. I also have black spots forming on my face, which doesn't help the predicament either :(. I'm worried it wont go away after I hormones settle; I'm also hoping I didn't do any damage to my face by testing a variety of acne washes. Thank you for your time.
  6. help! :(

    ive got this bumps on my forehead and its open i want to get rid of it :'( please help. it looks horrible on person
  7. Please help. I've had these bumps on my forehead for a year and theres nothing i could do to get over it. i dont know what to do anymore and this is my biggest insecurity. please help me i just want a smooth forehead
  8. Sagging pores

    I am seventeen, female, and I noticed within the past few months that my skin is aging rapidly compared to before. I am a skin freak, I own every type of skin product and I keep track of my skin and it isn't doing so well, as well as my products not even working on my face anymore. I use to not have any visible pores on my cheeks, now they are large and some even misshaped from what I can see. I have always had sagging and very thin skin under my eyes and tried accepting that I would always have it but I already have fine lines on my face and lots of sagging on my cheeks. I have dark and visible pores along my nose, cheeks, and between my eyebrows and they seem to stay clogged even when I try exfoliation. It also looks like I have little mini cysts in my cheeks. My face started producing more oil after my pores became more visible. I've never had any major acne problems, this all came out of nowhere and is a mystery to me. I am on a vegan diet, I take enough vitamins and I exercise (not enough though) and I don't think it's my diet. I also stay out of the sun and heavily wear sunscreen. The only problem I have is much stress in my life that is not easy to get rid of and I am aware that stress affects your entire body including skin. I also have generalized anxiety disorder, and I sometimes forget to stay very hydrated. Could these problems be contributing to my mega fast aging? Should I see my doctor due to the rapid changes? Is there anything I can do to reverse it at my age without spending tons of money on treatments? What can I do to prevent it from getting worse (if even possible)? Please, I need help! P.s. I know my skin could be much worse, please be patient with me and give me tips because I've never had to deal with this problem before, thank you! and sorry for the not so detailed pictures...
  9. Hi all, I have had small colorless and painless bumps all over my forehead for about 2 years now. They can only be seen well when up close or when the sunlight catches them. The skin on my forehead also feels extremely rough due the size and consistency of these bumps. I used to have mild to moderate acne, therefore I believed that this condition was just another way that my acne was coming through, however my skin has been almost 100% clear for the past year, yet these bumps/ texture persists, leading me to believe it is not a form of acne. I have read online about forms of folliculitis and fungal/ yeast related conditions that seem to be extremely similar to my condition based off of descriptions/ images that I've found. Pityrosporum folliculitis is the condition that I have found is most similar to mine based off my internet research. I'd like to note that I am in the process of getting an appointment made with a dermatologist, however I am asking here anyways because I have seen many cases of misdiagnosed conditions, particular those related to fungus/ yeast. I'm posting this in hopes that somebody who has first-hand experience with this condition can instantly identify it and maybe even give me some advice in helping to treat it. In the mean time, I plan to switch brands of shampoo, start exfoliating and improving my diet (I know these things may not help, but they're things that are probably not a bad idea to do regardless) I have attached several images of the affected area that I hope are of decent enough quality to help somebody identify this condition. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help. I know that I am on an acne forum and I explicitly say that I don't believe that it's a form of acne, however I'm not completely sure, and if it isn't, it is very similar and seems to be easily misdiagnosed as acne, therefore I'm hoping that somebody has experience with it. If I'm in the completely wrong place, feel free to point me in the right direction.
  10. So I have been having a very strange issue with my skin and searching for answers is not working. For about a month now I have noticed this white raised bumps in the corner on my mouth. I started freaking out thinking it was herpes - but it does not seem to be that because they haven't gone away and the remedies for that are not working. They are small and white and they have not gone away. Then I have been noticing clusters of them on my chin now. I'm 22, male, 6 foot, and overweight and living in NYC - I'm not sure what is going on. I have just recently gotten full-time work and got health insurance so I will be going to a doctor as soon as I find one and get my credentials. I'm starting to think this is something crazier and scarier. Any idea what this could be?
  11. Hi everyone. I'm struggling here, I have little small bumps on my face, they are super annoying and somewhat itch every once in a while. I've tried witch hazel, acne treatments, exfoliating, face masks, aveeno clear complexion cleanser and certainly using garnier blackhead charcoal scrub. It is seeming to help the most out of everything. It's made them smaller they're noticeable in the sunlight now. I used to have clear skin until I got off my birth control and I got dermal piercings in my cheeks. So, at first I thought maybe I'm having a allergic reaction to the metal. So I got them taken out 2 months ago it got worse and then went back to the way they where. I then thought maybe it's milla. I started exfoliating and it made no difference if not worse. I finally just started using different things in hopes for a treatment. I went back to researching and thought maybe it's cosmetica acne, I went out and bought the charcoal scrub and seemed to be helping in the beginning but it's not helping anymore and I have family pictures coming up Sunday ... Foundation makes it look worse and cakey...I don't know how to cover it. I'm upset about that no way of covering it or anything..... I was hoping someone can tell me what product or foundation I can use to help cover it, or even a treatment for this mess... I inserted a photo of it and the clearness I used to 8 months ago. Excuse the screen shot I've been trying to get a hold of beauty gurus on YouTube or instagram but of course no one answers me. Ha.
  12. I have almost tried everything for my persistent acne only on my forehead. I'm 19 year old girl,(also on bc pills)I've seen 4 different dermatologist and have tried differin-which burned my face, tazorac-which made my acne a lot worse for 4 months, ziana and minocycline- which worked very temporarily and did not defeat the acne, I stopped using the antibiotic because I was taking it for almost 2 years. Aczone-which made my skin scaly. I am now using tretinion .025% at night. It does help smooth out the bumps, but it's not getting rid of my acne. I struggle with a bunch of closed comedones on my forehead and blackheads. If I'm clear in the morning, it won't last and I'll have a bunch of bumps later. I also get bigger whiteheads, probably at least 2-5 at a time. I only have under the skin blackheads/clogged pores on my chin, along with blackheads on my nose. I've struggled with acne on my forehead for 4, almost 5 years. I now have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Please help me I'm at my ends with this! I can't do this anymore!
  13. Hi everyone. I've been struggling with acne since August and I've really gotten to a point where I'm almost depressed by it. I hate leaving the house and I can't help but feel like everybody is disgusted by me. It's completely destroyed my confidence and I'm just so fed up with it. It somewhat comes and goes, but theres always at least 3 pimples- generally in the same spots. On my left and right cheeks and above my right eyebrow. I was using The Body Shop "Drops of light cleanser" followed by their aloe moisturizer. Although, I really wasn't getting anywhere. At the beginning of the month I had this gigantic pimple so I went to the store and bought Jojoba oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree oil. I'm not sensitive to tea tree so I created a moisturizer by mixing the jojoba and tea tree. Then I filled a spray bottle with water and tea tree, and another with water and apple cider vinegar. I washed my face with the same Body Shop cleanser and then sprayed my face with the apple cider vinegar and wiped it with a cotton pad like a toner. I then applied the jojoba and tea tree mixture and with a q-tip, put tea tree directly on my breakouts. Within 3 days all my acne cleared and I had nothing but acne scars. Unfortunately, it didn't last long. I'm so disappointed because it really felt like I found a cure. I did have finals and was stressed but since then it has ended and my acne has not calmed down. Does anyone know why this would stop working? I went to the store and got Rosehip oil and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I now take off my makeup with the jojoba oil. I stopped using the Body Shop cleanser and started using the Cetaphil. I add a drop of tea tree at night and just use the cleanser alone in the morning. I'll do a couple drops of the rosehip oil and then after 5 minutes a drop of two of the jojoba and tea tree mixture. Then I'll like load up my pimples with tea tree. I stopped with the apple cider vinegar toner. I also got the St.Ives blackhead clearing green tea scrub and the Freeman Polishing Charcoal and Black Sugar mask + scrub, which I use twice a week. It literally didn't change anything and now my skin has extreme dry patches where my acne is (cheeks, above the eyebrow, and also for some reason around my nose) so when I put on makeup it clings to the dry patches. I'm just so frustrated. My question is: What kind of acne is this? and what products can I use to help? Should I just go on accutane or contact a dermatologist? I've been raised to be against medications so it's really hard to get support from my family through this method, but if you think it'll help I'm willing to try. I was thinking of adding a couple drops of lavender oil into my jojoba and tea tree mixture. I'm also thinking about getting a facial done- maybe that would help? Honestly I just have no idea. Pictures: April 4- when my skin was at one of it's worst states #2 April 20- 5 days after I started the teatree and jojoba situation, and my skin was at it's best #3 May 16 - Today
  14. I'm 15 years old and I've had fairly clear skin my whole life. I would get 1-3 pimples at the most and maybe 3-4 when I'm on my period. But it was never a big deal because it would just go away. In the past 2 months, I have been breaking out on my forehead and I still have not found a solution to my forehead acne. It wasn't as bad at first and it was only at the very top of my forehead, and then within 2-3 weeks in the first month my skin was back to normal and I thought it was just a temporary breakout, and then it goes worse again... Now my entire forehead is covered in bumps. Even when I'm not on my period, I still have the breakout. It feels like my skin has totally transformed into trash. I have oily skin, oily scalp, and dandruff. I used to never get this many pimples at once. The weird thing is that my entire forehead is covered in bumps, whiteheads, and like one big pimple, but the rest of my face is completely clear. I have a few little red dots on my cheeks, nose, and mouth area right now but they aren't bad, hopefully it won't spread down to my cheek area. I'm confused because I haven't been doing anything differently ever since I started breaking out. I was using the same products and makeup products when my skin was clear. I've tried many things in the past 2 months. Working out 3-5 days a week, wearing absolutely no makeup for weeks, made my own healthy meals, drinking lots of water, changing my pillow cases and sheets, switched to anti-dandruff shampoo, tried the lush mask of magnanimity, lush herbalism cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner, exfoliated with my spinner thing, NOTHING IS WORKING! I googled what could be causing my acne but all the things people are saying to do I've already been doing for many years. I went to my family doctor and they sent me to a nurse nurse practitioner and she recommended me tactupump/epiduo. I'm still hesitant about using this because my forehead acne is very mild and I don't have any HUGE bumps or cysts. I also feel like she didn't really know much because she quickly recommended me this product when she didn't even identify what type of acne I have or got a close look at it. It's just little bumps that sometimes gets red and inflamed. I'm scared that this product won't work for mild acne because it might make it even worse than it was before. I've done a lot of research the past few months and I think I have comedonal acne because signs of it include having small bumps on your forehead, whiteheads, and bumps. I've read that products with adapalene will work. I have a few questions now. So is it okay to use this product on my forehead if I have mild closed comedonal acne? Also it states it will get worse before it gets better but if I only apply it to my forehead will it worsen other parts of my face too, like my cheeks? I don't want a spot on my face that is already perfectly clear to get worse. It says to apply daily but some people say to use it every other night for the first 2 weeks and then switch to every night so your skin gets used to it, is this true or how should I use this? When it starts to burn and get irritated like most people says it does, is it okay to wear makeup over it? Because I can barely handle my pimples right now without makeup so I don't know how I could handle the worse part of it without makeup especially having to go to school. Will the product fall towards my eyebrows at night? It says it can cause discolouration and I really don't want my eyebrow hairs to become a different colour because tbh my eyebrows are the only good thing going on with my face right now. How long until the "worse" part comes in after starting to use the product? How long until the "worse" part is over? What cleansers and moisturizers should I use? What sunscreen should I use that won't make me feel like I'm clogging my pores and making my acne worse. Do I have to keep using this product even when my skin starts getting better? Could someone please help me because it affects me emotionally especially being a teenager and seeing all your friends have clear skin without even trying.
  15. white heads!!

    i am 15 and i get a lot of white bumps on my nose. i dont know what to do to them. i have an (SUPER) oily skin. i tried to pick some of them and it has some white hard crystal inside (oil). please help as a teenager my face gets me really conscious. please help i just want a clear face
  16. I'm 15 years old and I've had fairly clear skin my whole life. I would get 1-3 pimples at the most and maybe 3-4 when I'm on my period. But it was never a big deal because it would just go away. In the past 2 months, I have been breaking out on my forehead and I still have not found a solution to my forehead acne. It wasn't as bad at first and it was only at the very top of my forehead, and then within 2-3 weeks in the first month my skin was back to normal and I thought it was just a temporary breakout, and then it goes worse again... Now my entire forehead is covered in bumps. Even when I'm not on my period, I still have the breakout. It feels like my skin has totally transformed into trash. I have oily skin, oily scalp, and dandruff. I used to never get this many pimples at once. The weird thing is that my entire forehead is covered in bumps, whiteheads, and like one big pimple, but the rest of my face is completely clear. I have a few little red dots on my cheeks, nose, and mouth area right now but they aren't bad, hopefully it won't spread down to my cheek area. I'm confused because I haven't been doing anything differently ever since I started breaking out. I was using the same products and makeup products when my skin was clear. I've tried many things in the past 2 months. Working out 3-5 days a week, wearing absolutely no makeup for weeks, made my own healthy meals, drinking lots of water, changing my pillow cases and sheets, switched to anti-dandruff shampoo, tried the lush mask of magnanimity, lush herbalism cleanser, apple cider vinegar toner, exfoliated with my spinner thing, NOTHING IS WORKING! I googled what could be causing my acne but all the things people are saying to do I've already been doing for many years. I went to my family doctor and they sent me to a nurse nurse practitioner and she recommended me tactupump/epiduo. I'm still hesitant about using this because my forehead acne is very mild and I don't have any HUGE bumps or cysts. I also feel like she didn't really know much because she quickly recommended me this product when she didn't even identify what type of acne I have or got a close look at it. It's just little bumps that sometimes gets red and inflamed. I'm scared that this product won't work for mild acne because it might make it even worse than it was before. I've done a lot of research the past few months and I think I have comedonal acne because signs of it include having small bumps on your forehead, whiteheads, and bumps. I've read that products with adapalene will work. I have a few questions now. So is it okay to use this product on my forehead if I have mild closed comedonal acne? Also it states it will get worse before it gets better but if I only apply it to my forehead will it worsen other parts of my face too, like my cheeks? I don't want a spot on my face that is already perfectly clear to get worse. It says to apply daily but some people say to use it every other night for the first 2 weeks and then switch to every night so your skin gets used to it, is this true or how should I use this? When it starts to burn and get irritated like most people says it does, is it okay to wear makeup over it? Because I can barely handle my pimples right now without makeup so I don't know how I could handle the worse part of it without makeup especially having to go to school. Will the product fall towards my eyebrows at night? It says it can cause discolouration and I really don't want my eyebrow hairs to become a different colour because tbh my eyebrows are the only good thing going on with my face right now. How long until the "worse" part comes in after starting to use the product? How long until the "worse" part is over? What cleansers and moisturizers should I use? What sunscreen should I use that won't make me feel like I'm clogging my pores and making my acne worse. Do I have to keep using this product even when my skin starts getting better? Could someone please help me because it affects me emotionally especially being a teenager and seeing all your friends have clear skin without even trying.
  17. I have these tiny bumps on my forehead, some of them are closed and some are open at the tip. They're skin colored and some are soft and some are hard. I need help identifying what this is and how to get rid of it. I've always had small bumps on my forehead and they seem so hard to clear! I don't want to buy any chemical peels because they're pricey. I am currently using murad 30 day kit.
  18. So I've been on the Acne.org system for about a month and it's cleared up my cheeks and chin, which is fantastic! However, I have (what I believe it is )deep blackheads on my forehead. Little bumps everywhere! When I squeeze on them, sebum does come out . I was under the impression that it was folliculitis because the BP isn't clearing it up. But I'm not sure. This has been on my forehead for about 2 years now and nothing seems to be helping. Not sure what to do . If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it! Thanks !
  19. Ok, so I don't know how i will start talking about this, but let me just give you a brief discussion about myself. I am male and 17 years old, I used to have a clear and smooth but sensitive skin, no pimples even small signs of having it. I used to be so conscious about my skin, I don't go outside especially when it's hot or i wear a cap. I am not into swimmings or going into beaches unless it's an overnight. It's like I'm afraid of the sunlight, but some say that it's good for your skin. HOW IT STARTED It started when I was a 9th grader, I saw a pimple under my lips. It shocked me of course, and I was bothered by it. I wasn't completely aware of those things so I asked Mom about products that would help me to get rid of it. My mom recommended me of using an anti-bacterial soap, but it didn't help me so I tried researching some products. Next, I used some creams to apply it on the single pimple i had and yeah it dried and finally was gone after a few days. But then, it's not done yet. After that few days, I had a lot of small-growing-like pimples on my cheeks and it bothered me again. It made me wanna stay in the house and never go outside to see people because I was embarrassed of it. I tried using again the cream, but then I noticed that it left me some marks on my cheeks. When I was 10th grader, that was the time that i became emotional because i really had a lot of pimples (or I should say acne because it worsened the condition) I was emotionally depressed. I rejected some hang outs with my friends because I didn't want them to see me like this. I was afraid of being around, surrounded by people because I knew that they were just gonna tease me or something else. As days passed by, my acnes were getting smaller and I was relieved by that. I also started washing my face twice a day by a mild cleanser and moisturizer and taking capsule for acnes. I still got acne on my jaw, and I was not convinced yet. I felt like "these need to be gone". 11th grader. My pimples were gone (not all but let's say there's still 3 or 4), but I had my scars, which came back from being emotional again plus the marks that were left too. I tried researching again and discovered that lemons are good (some say) for your scars because it will lighten your face, making your scars less noticeable, and yeah i tried it for about 1 week and two things happened: It lightened my face and reduced the redness of some of my pimples. It triggered some of my small pimples, making it larger than the usual. I should also say that it stung me a lot and it made my face dry even though I diluted it in a normal amount of water so I stopped using it and drank instead the left lemons in the fridge. Several weeks passed by, I could say that my pimples were gone on my left cheek, just a few marks left on both sides of jaw and on my right cheek and I was glad by that (I'm still taking capsules). I was completely confident again of hanging out with my friends. BUT THIS IS THE MAIN THING Since I was confident now to go with my friends, we went to a beach (even though I don't want to). I applied sunscreen of course to protect me from the sun before splashing into the water, we also went hiking in about 12 noon so I wore my cap, for about 5 hours to avoid the sunlight from hitting me on the face, we ate a lot in different restaurants and happily went home. When I woke up, I was just totally shocked! So many pimples and whiteheads appeared! I didn't know why something like this happened, but i knew it was from the vacation that we had. And I also suspected 3 things to where it came from, maybe it was from: Sun (But you know, I applied sunscreen and I let it to dry on my face. I also wore cap.) Saltwater (I stayed on the sea, and some say that saltwater can dry up your face and trigger pimples, but then I brought my moisturizer and used it.) Sunscreen (I researched and said that not all sunscreens are suitable for each other, and also it can cause pimples if you picked the wrong one.) So yeah, my face is full of pimples again, mostly whiteheads. As of now, I'm being emotional again and depressed. In my circle of friends, I was the only one that encountered this situation. I asked mom about going to a dermatologist, but she just said "patience is the key". I couldn't also wait for any longer because classes are soon to start. I don't even want to touch it nor check it on the mirror. I want to see a dermatologist, if i had just enough money Please send help. I can't believe that this happened to me. Think about it, you're taking care of your face then suddenly in one vacation, your life turned into a disaster. I know some will say that I am just overreacting, but please you don't know how it feels to be in this kind of situation. Anyway, forgive my english lol. I just really want these to disappear because I feel irritated. Throwback to the times that I still have a clear face, when I was washing my face, it felt like I was washing a smooth glass. But now, it feels like washing some bumps on your face Am I the only one experiencing this on 2017?
  20. Lately I have definitely noticed my cheeks and most of my face getting much redder and redder. I have no idea where it came from or why, but I was wondering if anybody knows what this is? I have also noticed small bumps in the red spots. This is also found on my upper arms. Thanks
  21. HI- I have had this problem since i was 17 and am now 27....10 years and I thought I'd be over this. My problem is located to the forehead only (sometimes around jaw). It is 100% hormonal acne because I have been on and off again of BC pills purely to fix this. I'm at the stage where I really don't want to keep using them and am begging for your stories/recommendations. Every time the cycle is the same: On BC pills (YASMIN) for a few years (longest stint was approx 4 years straight) During this time skin is clear - barely even wash my face when I'm on BC get approx one pimple per month. Go off BC pills Skin stays super clear, dare I say PERFECT until approx ONE YEAR after being off them then these bumps ERRUPT. Try and fix for a few months to no avail so go back on BC Skin becomes near perfect again in about 3 months. They literally ERRUPT over the course of 1-2 weeks, flooding my forehead. It's so sudden. It's like one appears and then the next day there is 10, then 20 etc. I totally understand coming off BC messes with your hormones but my Doc said it is strange that I errupt a YEAR after coming off it....one time I errupted suddenly as long a 1.5 years after stopping! They are NOT milia, and they are NOT a yeast infection. If I squeeze them (which I try not to do) a little grain of oil comes out, sometimes they turn into tiny puss filled pimples but they usually stay as little white bumps. They are 90 % flesh coloured unless I pick them then they get inflamed. When I get these bumps skin definitely turns oiler. So I know it's: Hormonal Clogged spores which are blocked, hence the raised, bumpy surface I need help getting rid of these bastards once and for all! I hear such mixed reviews about these things.....some say they are super easy to get rid of. Some say they are super stubborn and very hard to remove. I have been using the double - cleanse method, then tone, then use Paulas Choice CALM 1% BHA lotion which I have been using every day for exactly two weeks. I also moisturise every day after cleansing. I have seen ZERO improvement. HELP. I understand this acne is mild, but it really doesn;t do wonders for my self-esteem.
  22. Hi I am selva aged 25 I dunno why I'm getting such pimples I have tried all kind of face wash ,stopped smoking even undegon blue led for killing bacteria here in Melbourne and I am still going for the skin treatment (derma roller) but I m still getting this pimple around my forehead. Can anyone please help me to get rid of this pimple I have even completely shortend my hair thinking it's happening because of dandruff but it's of no use
  23. Sorry I know this is quite horrible to look at but I have small little spots all over my face! First it started on the right side and now it's reaching the left. I do wear make up but I don't think that's the cause of it as I've had it before too. Whenever I get pimples they also always scar. I'm sick of living with skin like this and would love to know what type of acne this is and what would be best way to treat it. My skin is very bumpy and looks worse in the sun. First two images is how my skin looks now and the other image is how it looks once the spots are fresh i guess?
  24. The last few months, I have noticed that my face has gotten really bumpy. What are these exactly and how do I get rid of them?
  25. Shaving with acne

    I'm wondering what product I should use when I shave my face to avoid clogging pores and reduce irritation. Right now I'm using the neutrogena shaving cream with disposable 2-blade razors. I'm getting mixed results and I'm trying to figure out if this is causing my breakouts because they seem to occur a few days after shaving. I only shave once a week because my facial hair doesn't grow fast. I would most likely go for something natural with no chemical ingredients if possible. Thank you people!