So i've used the regimen for about a year now... and I am currently clear with maybe very small pimples here and then.
However, I've had a month of mid semester exams for university.... and this might be stress related, i don't know... but lately... well, maybe for the past week? Small red, pimple-like lumps are coming up. These ARENT pimples... they're very small... much like very sand-grain sized (smaller than that) little lumps under the skin... Is this just irritation? or is this jus stress induced? It's also starting Winter over here, so could be dry skin? IM NOT SURE!
I have been easing off the BP to maybe 1 night BP then 3 nights AHA/BHA, which works like a dream for me as i've found its kept my face clear, and ever since these 'lumps' have started appearing I've been on BP on every other night/more frequently (i.e. like maybe 1 night BP, 1 night AHA/BHA or just moisturiser) and they've only SLIGHTLY improved... but not by much at all.
My question is...
1: Does anyone actually KNOW what these 'lumps' are, and what causes them? It seems no one knows, and its so frustrating!
2: Does anyone know what to do to get these 'lumps' to go away? If you've had them, how did you make them disappear?
3: Tell me if you've had them/or have them right now... is this just me?!
These 'lumps' don't add on to my acne... like, they don't make my face look like a massive mess like it was before, but whenever i'm cleansing it jus feels so uncomfortable, and it kind of scares me that my acne is coming back. They're very small, red, and don't hurt.
They're annoying though.
Please help. I'm getting desperate with this. I want to get on top of this before it gets worse.