The past month and a half my skin (well, to be more specific, problem areas) has gone crazy. My chin hasn't been clear for more than a day before a new crop of red lumps spring up. And my forehead? Well, I NEVER used to break out there, but it looks like Hell. The worst thing is how stubborn each lump is. They aren't cysts. The ones on my chin are either whiteheads that grew to be swollen and tender or little pustules (besides the whiteheads and blackheads) and the ones on my forehead are either large red lumps that eventually shrink down or whiteheads/blackheads that've become inflamed, essentially hard lumps. About half of these HAVE gotten better, thank goodness...but seriously, just a few days before my forehead had healed from its previous break out!!
Oh I love this spot on the bridge of my nose, it was a couple blackheads that became this large, red, tender spot...it shrunk after about two weeks and lately just felt like a hard lump under the skin (flesh colored) but now it's red again!! Albeit smaller.
The absolute worst is how LONG it takes these spots to clear. What looks like a normal or average pimple that SHOULD be significantly reduced after like 5 days takes at LEAST 12 days to heal for me. Why is that? For example, say you see a friend or a co-worker who has a pimple. Don't you ever notice that it's gone or barely visible within 3 or 4 days? Why does my acne take so long to clear??
This HAS to be a hormonal problem. (At least my chin, the forehead I blame on Paula's Choice.) A couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with a very hypothyroid. Within the next few days I'll be starting medication for it. I wonder if that'll help. I'm actually banking on it helping, and if it doesn't then I'm going to hit a new level of desperate.
I forgot to mention the nice, bright red one between my nose and upper lip.