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Cheek Issues (Pic). What Is This?


Posted : 01/27/2013 3:26 pm

Hey all -

First time post. Does anyone with any experience know what is occurring on my cheeks? It always seems rough, reddish, large pores, bumpy and has an oily glare when i move my head around in the light, even oily looking/shiny when coming fresh out of the shower.

Current routine:

Benzoyl Peroxide 5% bar in the morning and at night.

I've used Neutrogena Oil Free Face Wash before as well twice a day with the same issues of this always showing up.

I just want smooth cheeks!

Any ideas on what this looks like/could be?





Posted : 01/29/2013 4:06 pm


I think it may be enlarged pores? High oil production can enlarge pores. Maybe try a pore-refining toner/astringent and a facial mask for pores/oil. Perhaps the soaps/face washes you have used in the past are too strong for your skin? I only say this because I know face washes with harsh chemicals were too intense for me. My suggestion would be to try out a more natural, less abrasive wash, especially if you're going to incorporate a toner - you don't want to overwhelm your skin.

When considering which products to use do your research (via reviews, forums and blogs), the web will have a ton of various treatments for your pores, from brand-names, DIY and natural options, you need to figure out what which will work best for you. Beware though advertisers have become so sneaky, if the blog or reviews look bias, search the site to see if they have an "affiliate agreement" - read it and that will usually give you an idea if the site is receiving commission to advertise.

All the best!