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Persistent Forehead Only Acne/folliculitis (Pics)

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I am a 30 year old male on the east coast that has been battling forehead acne, spots, whatever you want to call it for years. My issue basically resides 99% on my forehead, which makes this more frustrating.

From the recent pics, you can see areas of redness, and smaller red spots on my forehead. They are usually flesh colored red bumps, that will come to head, and if looked at closely in the mirror, you can see the pore is large and looks like a little volcano. I have tried different cleaners, BHA, SA, etc, and even though they seem to work, these red spots/clogged pores keep coming back. My diet is ok, I pretty much only drink water, and eat relatively healthy, and I am tall and thin. I would consider my digestion sluggish, as sometimes I have a hard time going to the bathroom, and I know some people have related forehead acne/spots to liver/digestion issues. When the spots do come up, they're usually red, after a shower will come to a head, and if popped, secrete white stuff followed by a clear liquid/blood. This will usually dry up, then heal, and a new one will form in a different spot, but almost exclusively on my forehead. I do not have bad skin really anywhere else, just my forehead is giving me perpetual problems.

If you have read this far, I thank you, and if you reply, I thank you even more. I have attached some pics as well. Right now my forehead is very itchy, I stopped all the products and topicals because they never seemed to truly help. Thanks!

I have made two other posts regarding this, but still can't seem to find out why this is occuring.

http://www.acne.org/...dnessacne-pics/

http://www.acne.org/...ly-pics-inside/

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Organic apple cidar vinegar? Have you tried that?? I had an outbreak a few momths ago and it was all over my forehead like you described. That's what I use

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Coresync,

Could it be the shampoo you are using? Many shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate which can cause irritation / breakouts for some people. I used to have a lot of breakout issues on my forehead too. I was able to make a major improvement by switching to sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo (Burt's Bees). Same thing applies to face cleansers too. Hope this helps, best of luck.

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Coresync,

Could it be the shampoo you are using? Many shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate which can cause irritation / breakouts for some people. I used to have a lot of breakout issues on my forehead too. I was able to make a major improvement by switching to sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo (Burt's Bees). Same thing applies to face cleansers too. Hope this helps, best of luck.

Hi Torquemonster, thanks for the reply! I cut out all shampoos with SLS, and any face washes that contained anything bad. I only use a shampoo bar now for my hair. I think this has to do more with digestion, and/or to much sugar, so I have since cut out all sugar and coffee in the morning, and throughout my day. The fact that I only get this these type of marks on my forehead pretty much rules out any type of facial wash or shampoo.

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i am in the same position. i am 26yrs old. i only get many many tiny bumps all over my forehead. i dont drink a decent amount of water, and tend to have a pretty good diet overall. they just wont go away!

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Do you have any dairy, especially unfermented? And do the bumps itch?

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i am having constant forehead acne which i only started getting 5 months ago but wont budge. i only started driving around this period and havent really got much sun... started taking vit D3 4 days ago... when can i expect to see an improvement??? thanks (if there shall be one) ... p.s. congratulations on your improvement!! am jellous

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