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    Old 05-11-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
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    know a way to get rid of bumps and clogs?

    i have had acne since i was 12. it was usually one pimple at one spot here and there. this is hard to explain but my face was not bumpy except for the scattered pimples which were red. Now i am 24, i have used all sorts of things over the years. about a 2 months ago, my face started breaking out a different way as well as my chest. there are tiny bumps everywhere. they are mostly small and flesh colored, so only seen certain lighting. but they do not go away. my face has been bumpy like this and nothing i do helps. i also have a picking problem, so this situation is making me nuts, there is not one smooth area on my face whatsoever. and i try not to touch it, but when i am showering and i wash my face i am just disgusted at the texture. has anyone here had this type of acne and did you find something that smoothed out your skin? i am so desperate, i am sure you've seen i have been posting all the time i am very upset and impatient because there is no sign of improvment. i thought some good exfiliation should help but it doesn't, and i don't do it too much cuz i don't want to irritate it. just seems when the bumps start flaring up and getting red they will heal up then more will do the same thing. not to be gross but i squeeze the crap outta the ones i can, but the stuff just comes back, its almost like my pores just keep filling up and while they are clogged like that alot of them don't change into red inflammed pimple, they just stay clogged, everytime i get the gunk out it just comes back, its so strange. can anyone relate?

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    Old 05-11-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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    Re: know a way to get rid of bumps and clogs?

    yep, you have closed comedones. they are pesky little things to get rid of. squeezing them will only make it worse since the opening is either non-existant or too small and if you squeeze them it will just irritate and turn it into a whitehead. i'm not sure if your are male or female but i think for women they are caused my makeup. i'm sure that's why i get them because i put on so much makeup everyday to cover the scars. i'm way too embarassed to not wear makeup so i continue to get them. i have had some success with using glycolic products but like i said since i wear so much makeup they always come back. also i just started using epidermx, i've only used it once but i definatley felt my skin was smoother after just one use. hope this helps

     
    Old 05-11-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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    hi i am a woman but i never wear makeup, although i probably should- i look so bad, but its almost pointless to try and cover all this, i just can't so i don't even try. i just started to use a perscription, something containing benzoyl peroxide, and i have also been using salicylic acid pads for a few weeks. i just hope this passes, its driving me nuts and i am scared i will end up with tons of scars not being able to pick at all these bumps

     
    Old 05-12-2005, 07:21 AM   #4
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    Re: know a way to get rid of bumps and clogs?

    Hi, I seem to have this problem too. I don't know why I get them though because I use makeup that is non-comogenic and non-acnegenic. I wear alot of makeup too but I always have. My face really isn't bad at all but the bumps are just annoying. You can't even see mine you can only feel them. I have been on the BCP Yasmin for about a month and a half and they seem to be getting alot better. My face is smoothing out. I also use Differin and Klaron and take 100mg of Doxycycline a day. It all really seems to be helping! So maybe try one of those, Good Luck! Also, DO NOT PICK YOUR FACE!!! It makes things terribly worse.

     
    Old 05-12-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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    hmm, if you don't use makeup what other products are you using on your skin? mositurizers, sunscreens or anything like that. if these bumps are new then it might be something new you are using on your skin. not sure but just a thought.

     
    Old 05-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #6
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    i was thinking that too, that it would be something i was using, but i have not used anything new in a long time as far as soap or lotion or sunscreen, thats why its so frustrating, i just have no idea what brought it on. i thought maybe it was something i was eating but that also hasn't changed. its weird though i have these different bump things on my neck which my doctor told me was some kind of virus which will go away on its own but could take up to 12 weeks, these came on around the same time i thought it was acne too. i just feel like a mess, also in the last couple days i have been getting those cyst like bumps way under my skin that hurt. but they seem to fade quicker than usual. then yesterday i felt a huge itchy bump on the back of my neck right at my hairline. i itched it alot, and it doesn't itch today, but still the huge bump is there, i can't see it since its on the back of my head. sheesh this is so overwhelming

     
    Old 05-12-2005, 03:45 PM   #7
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    so sorry to hear and sorry i can't be of more help. i know how frustrating it can be not knowing what to do! i feel the same way! i just saw a plastic surgeon today about getting rid of my scars with laser resurfacing but he said my skin wasn't bad enough to get such a invasive procedure done. um, i think he's crazy my face is covered in scars. so now i just feel hopeless again! well i hope you find some thing that helps

     
    Old 05-12-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
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    i am sorry to hear you are having troubles too. things keep getting worse with my skin, and once this is over (if it ever is) i will also have to deal with alot of scars, but i can't even begin to do that until i get things under control. i hope you can find a solution, have you thought about a peel. there is one they do called a blue peel, becuz it makes your face blue for a day. its suposed to be real good, and there are 4 levels depending on how damaged your skin is. well take care

     
    Old 05-13-2005, 06:04 AM   #9
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    thanks for the advice, i am actually going to a medi-spa tomorrow to have a biomedic micropeel (it's what the dr. suggested) it is supposed to be great for acne and scarring and from what i've researched it sounds really promising. i figure i've spent enough on over the counter stuff i might as well go to a professional and get some real help. but if this doesn't give me the results i am hoping for then i will definatley look into something more extreme. thanks again!

     
    Old 05-13-2005, 06:11 AM   #10
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    good luck tomorrow let me know how it works out

     
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