I've never had a problem with major breakouts except this past year.
About once a month I had a slight breakout. It was more than what I ever had as a teenager, but after a few days they went away. I was pretty worried because I'm not used to acne! But now, it's gotten so bad I need to do something about it.
I got a kitten at the end of March, and since then I have had nonstop bumps all over my face and now my neck. They don't itch and so far none have come to a head.
But I end up picking at them anyway because they drive me nuts. So they start out flesh-colored, but since I pick at them, they become large and red and gross. My face itself feels sort of sore, but I think it's from picking at it. It feels greasy or oily, but that might be from picking at it as well.
I wash my face throughout the day and hardly wear any make up. I use Phisoderm and have for years. I also use St. Ives apricot scrub.
So my questions is this- Recently I have had more breakouts than the past years, but since I've gotten my kitten it's been much more prominent. Do you think the nightly rubbing of her face and fur on my face is causing this outbreak? Again, they don't itch, just feel like pimples under the skin. I'm including pictures of my face after a good steaming so you can see.
Please- any opinions or suggestions would be helpful. I think I'm going to call a dermatologist tomorrow anyway, but I'm still curious right now. Thanks!!