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What Are These? Clogged Pores? Whiteheads? How Can I Get Rid Of Them? Please Help!

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I am a 19 year old guy and have very clear skin, but for the last 1 or 2 years I have had these weird lumps on my chin. they are tiny, about the size of a pin head, although some are bigger. when i squeeze them sometimes something like sebum comes out, but a lot of the time they just become inflamed and for that reason i no longer do squeeze them. What are they? how can I get rid of them? salicylic acid? retin a? other? please help!

thank you!!

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Hmm yeah, those just look like clogged pores to me. I think since they haven't gone away on their own yet, Retin A would do the trick. Try Tretinoin or a drugstore product. I also wonder if even a simple weekly exfoliation or a visit to a specialist for an extraction would work?

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Clog Pores ^.^ , just use a facial cleanser night and day they'll go bye bye

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Use retin-a or salicyclic acid peels. The skin needs to be shed. They could be extracted, but your skin could possibly scar due to the longevity of your enclosed whiteheads.

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thanks for all the advice so far, what strength of peel would you recommend? what would i do for a weekly exfoliation?

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When they first appeared, I tried this product:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PNVSBW

a 20% roll on peel, but there didn't seem to be any results, perhaps i did not use it for long enough. With this in mind, should I go for a stronger peel? I don't want to scar my skin

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No, be conservative. Make sure to do a ton of research on how to do a peel. Can you get your hands on retin-a?

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yeah i can! but i heard it takes months for results to happen? and the skin is dry and flaky for a long time? would it not be easier just to get peels?

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I think doing both would be better than doing either and yeah, I would expect it to take a long time since they've been in your skin for a long time . just use moisturizer often then I guess if your skin is dry/flaky.

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They look like they have come up from being aggravated from something? have you used any new products?

I wouldn't advise using SA, it would just dry the skin out, these looks like the type of spots I got when my skin was really dried out from BP, it look me a long time to recover from it, but the way I did, was literally by washing my face with a cleanser and just moisturizing and leaving it.

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Clogged pores as others have said - use a gentle cleanser and apply salicylic acid

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I noticed simply moisturizing with jojoba oil has cleared up my clogged pores.

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These are the kinds of things that make it difficult to determine if it's better to moisturize and leave it be, or take some dry/shedding action. I don't think you need any form of a chemical peel, but i'm just against those. While they just look like clogged pores, you also don't know how deep they are, and you wouldn't want to irriate them. I feel like a gentle exfoliating face wash, and salicylic acid applied at night would help in a few weeks. If your skin is easily-susceptible to drying, you'll have to moisturize during the day.

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yeah, most of the people are right, get a chemical peel or go get a low strength retin-a Rx.

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