In the past couple days I've gotten a heap ton of little pimples along my upper lipline. Although they are small, they are really embarrassing and unsightly because they're in such a noticeable area. On Friday I started a new regimen that involves Oxy 10% BP face wash, followed by Aveeno salicylic acid moisturizer. Since I'd had some lipline acne prior to that, I decided to make a point of using the products along my lipline to try and combat future breakouts. However, now it seems that I'm just getting more.
Does anyone here have any experience with this? Should I drop one or both of the products? I really don't want to, because it seems like they're working in other areas of my face. Maybe I should just try and avoid the lip region completely? Another potential culprit could be concealer, which I'd used on the area three times in the past week. However, I'd used concealer before, and while I figured it was exacerbating some of my acne, it was never this bad. In fact, concealer was my first suspect for these lipline pimples, but I last used it Wednesday, and this morning I woke up to a couple new ones.
I attached a pic. It's contrast enhanced to make the pimples redder, so you guys can actually see where they are. I'd say I have maybe seven that formed in the last three or four days, mostly along my upper lip, and one on my lower. There are also a couple red marks from older ones.
I used to have a problem with acne above my lip and on my chin. I switched my morning soap to Cetaphil Antibacterial soap and it cleared it up right away. When I asked my doctor about this, he said most likely the acne near the nose was not true acne and was caused by Staph, which can happen and that the Triclosan in the antibacterial soap killed the staph bacteria. Since staph bacteria colonize in the nose, sometimes they get a little out of control and overcolonize which leads to this type of acne. Not sure if my doctor was right or not, but it doesnt hurt to try some of that antibacterial soap to see if it helps.