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I have a bunch of tiny, tiny closed comedones in the center of my chin that are only visible if I pull my lower lip back (which tightens the skin and exposing the little white bumps). Every once in awhile I believe that the comedones "blend" together, forming a soft lump under my skin which is only apparent if I tighten the skin; normally, this lump is SLIGHTLY visible. Sometimes it will slowly shrink and become a red spot, with a visible white center that is so deep it would be impossible to pop *IF* I wanted to. In other words, the end result appears to be an inflamed closed comedone...but eventually the head "surfaces" and, after gently popping when ready, a lot of white fluid comes out.

If the soft lump does NOT become a red spot - well, BEFORE it can, I layer it with BP which seems to dry it up. For example, I had one soft lump starting the other day and poured BP on it. The next morning it was practically gone. This lump is still shrinking and I am confident it will dissipate soon, but I have ANOTHER soft lump forming which I just discovered two hours ago (they are next to each other but not very close). I put so much BP on it, my skin is stinging a little and I know it will be red tomorrow morning. I feel that stress is a huge trigger, because work was really bad tonight.

This ONLY happens on my chin. I am confident that this is not a cyst, either. Thoughts? =/

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Now it's getting flat because of all the BP I used, but it's super red because some of my skin peeled. Does anyone know how to prevent this in the future??

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i've had the same, but it went away with regular BP usage and particularly the AHA+

funny thing about the AHA that i find, it though it is a chemical exfoliant, it seems to help the flaking of my skin. i would assume this has something to do with it actually getting the dried/dead skin to come off completely -but im not sure.

the other thing in regards to redness and irritation, i find that moisturizing helps significantly in reducing irritation (especially by that caused from flaking). so that's something to keep in mind i guess.

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i've had the same, but it went away with regular BP usage and particularly the AHA+

funny thing about the AHA that i find, it though it is a chemical exfoliant, it seems to help the flaking of my skin. i would assume this has something to do with it actually getting the dried/dead skin to come off completely -but im not sure.

the other thing in regards to redness and irritation, i find that moisturizing helps significantly in reducing irritation (especially by that caused from flaking). so that's something to keep in mind i guess.

Yes, that's one of the great benefits of AHA usage; it helps unbond the 'glue' that holds dead skin cells (potentially clogging buggers they are!) in place. :)

You're completely right about moisturizing helping with irritation. If you're particularly irritated, a thin film of petrolatum jelly will help soothe the skin. In some cases, a mild film of petrolatum jelly used a few nights in a row can completely clear up irritation.

I have found that using warm or even cold/cool water to wash helps a lot with irritation and redness. Even icing the whole face down is recommended, too. That helps with redness and irritation in general. A highly skilled esthetician to whom one of our moderators goes recommends icing the whole face after cleansing and prior to applying medications of any type.

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Thanks for the replies! I did ice it last night for a good while, so that plus the BP is what really flattened it out. I plan on buying Dan's AHA sometime in the near future, as I only hear good things about it.

I moisturized A LOT before putting on my make-up today, which also helped.

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