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mrslevell2be

Member Since 26 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2013 09:23 PM

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Please Help With My Small Hard White Heads/black Heads!

26 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

Recently(about 6 months ago) my skin changed from normal to oily with lots of clogged pores/black heads. The bumps are small with hard white/yellow clogged pores and when they pop themselves they push themselves out. Some have dark roots and some swell and become red/painful.  My forehead and nose clog the worse then my cheeks and chin. I dont pick but since I am African American skin I still get scars. I dont wear makeup but maybe 2x a month when I am working as a Makeup Artist. I havent changed my diet, detergent, skin care or etc. I dont eat a lot of dairy or sugar. I did find out I had a thyroid nodule about 4 years back but no tests were done.  I dont have insurance so getting to a derm or metabolic specialist isnt possible right now. However i did find that mt county hospital does have a MS I can see in 3 weeks for tests.

Here is my regime:

Morning
Wash with CeraVe foaming wash
Tone with witch hazel
Moisturize with Olay complete all day UV moisturizer

Night
Wash with CeraVe foaming wash
Tone with witch hazel
Moisturize with CeraVe moisturizing cream

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

24 Year Old With Change From Dry/normal To Oily/acne Prone Skin...

26 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Hi my name is Shekeita and this is my first post here. About 6 months ago my skin went crazy on me. went from never getting a pimple even as a teen to getting crazy breakout on my forehead, nose and cheeks. The bumps arent cystic but they are small white heads/clogged pores. they sometimes turn to bigger red and painful bumps. my forehead, chin and nose are the worst. I now have dark spots all over from them even when i didnt pop them. I didnt change my diet, detergents, skincare or etc. I never had pronounced pored but now my nose has huge visible pores.

My current skin care routine is:

Morning:
Wash with CeraVe foaming cleanser
Tone with witch hazel
Moisturize with Olay sensitive skin all day UV moisturizer

Night:
Wash with CraVe foaming cleanser
Tone with witch hazel
Moisturize with CeraVe moisturizing cream

I am uninsured so a derm visit is out of the question! :( Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I also have a unmedicated thyroid nodule that may be the case. But I have to wait 3 more weeks to see a metabolic specialist at my local county hospital.