Re: Recent onset of facial bumps and skin-tags
They might be White Heads but, I don't really know. I have had some big white bumps. Basically, if I have the same thing, it is a little white bump under the skin. As far as I know, those are white heads. They are difficult to "pop" but, it is possible. They are kind of hard and grainey and seem to be rooted in there. I don't know if they still sell them anywhere but, several years ago I got a little makeup tool that was designed by someone like Cindy Crawford for Revlon...I think. Anyway, it is a little metal thing with two ends. On the ends is a little open circle. Basically, it looks like a double sided melon baller with a hole in the "spoon like scoopy thing". Both holes are different sizes. One for smaller zits or white/black heads, and one for bigger guys. You would take it (whichever hole fits over the invader so that you can see the "spot" come through the hole. Then just press down until it forces the puss or grain out. It works really well to get rid of those little white heads. The black heads always seem much smaller and much more difficult to extract.
Now, as far as what I use to cleanse my face, I shower at night and only wash my face at night since my skin is kind of sensitive. I use those Olay Daily Foaming Discs. They come in a round dark blue container. They don't require any water to make them foam but, I use them in the shower to make things quicker and easier, as well as not make a mess over my sink. I use the Combination/Oily blend even though I tend towards the dry side. Then, after my shower I use Ponds for dry/sensitive skin moisturizer. I moved from up north to down south and, about 6 months after that move (which was nearly 9 years ago) my skin started taking a bad turn. Red, dry, acne, white heads, black heads, you name it...my skin adopted it. So, only very recently (about a month ago) have I found the routine/products that work for my skin type. Also, since it is summer and I have read enough about skin cancers caused by sun damage to scare the living daylights out of me lately, I have started using Jergens Natural Glow sunless tanning lotion all over after my shower, including on my face. This stuff also seems to help my face. Ever since I started using the Ponds a month or so ago and the combination/oily blend of the Olay (about 2 months ago but had been using the dry sensitive skin blend for almost 2 years), I have less acne and less white heads.
I can't promise that this will help you as you may have very different skin than me, but, give it a shot and see how it works for you.
Take care and keep in touch.