Why is it the my acne always clears up when my monthly cycle comes around? The week before is the absolute WORST! I've been using Tea Tree Oil every night lately and it seems like it's helping but I can't really say that since it also happens to be my time of the month when I'm usually at my best. I've also been going on a diet to prevent future breakouts. I've also been thinking about quitting smoking but I am not sure I am up for that quite yet. Anyway, right now I have about 4 pimples on my left cheek. They don't hurt at all and it doesn't seem like there is any "gunk". There's just a bump that won't go away. Furthermore, I have about 3 pimples on my right jaw at the moment, probably because I got angry the other day and popped one. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds. My face isn't as red as it usually is and at least it doesn't hurt.