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Small, flesh-colored bumps on face?

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I have a lot of small, flesh-color bumps all over my face. In good lighting, it's not really noticeable. However, when I'm in the sun or in a room with bad lighting, the bumps are really noticeable and unattractive. It also seems like my foundation makes it look worse. Does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them? Are they acne scars? I desperately want to get rid of them!
post #2 of 93

Re: Small, flesh-colored bumps on face?

hmm, do you exfoliate? Do they come off easily when you pick at them?
post #3 of 93
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hmm, do you exfoliate? Do they come off easily when you pick at them?
yup i exfoliate. i guess they do come off easily when i pick at them.. but the bumps still stay there! =/ how do i get rid of them?!
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I had like 4 of those tiny bumps on my cheek out of nowhere. They were ittyyyy bitty and you couldn't even see them for a few days, and then I got home from work yesterday and BAM!! Two of them have doubled/tripled in size. Now they're just plain old pimples. Stupid face. Stupid period. At least my boobs are bigger for a couple days. My boyfriend doesn't even notice a couple pimples when I wake up in the morning with bigger boobs.

My suggestion to you would be to wear a pushup bra until the bumps are gone. It works!! Haha
post #5 of 93

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They are clogged pores. My friend/coworkers had the same prob.

I recommended the Pur Minerals Mask to her and she bought it. She also bought Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant..now they are gone.
post #6 of 93

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It could be those annoying cystic pimples im getting only on my chin out of nowhere =( its makes me so insecure. But it could also be a clogged pore.
post #7 of 93

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It can be congestion from oil on your skin. I get it a lot on my forehead from my bangs sitting there. Try to clean your skin 2 times a day.. or at least 1 time!! And if you have hair in your face, pin it back.
post #8 of 93

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you know what I think thats what I got too !...they are small..but flat. Not so much a bump but like a raised flat thing. I started to get them last summer on my forehead. I dont have bangs. Only thing I could think of is sunscreen that was causing them. They come and go ..but right now I have a few..they are so weird.....
post #9 of 93

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i get these on my neck from wearing my scarf all day.
post #10 of 93

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It could be milia. Definition: Milia are tiny white bumps on the skin, especially on the face. They are often filled with keratin -- a hard, white substance. Unlike blackheads or whiteheads, they don't have an opening on the surface of the skin.

I have them and really want to get rid of them. I tried to do it on my own but it didn't work. I'm going to have to go to a derm to get it done.
post #11 of 93

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It's very normal for most people. It's easy to get rid of them, but it's easy for them to come back again. Get yourself a push up bra instead.
post #12 of 93

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I get those all the time on my chin. They seem to last as long as a year (argh!) and eventually they disappear or turn into a cystic zit. Exfoliating does help, though. For me that helps the process happen faster...
post #13 of 93

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i have them on my forehead. i'm sure somebody here called them closed comedones... but yeah they're blocked pored which create these under the skin spots. i exfoliate twice a week with a salt scrub and a really fine scrub. use a face mask twice a week and even get a resurfacing facial every 4 weeks. and they're still there! some weeks they are better than others but i have given up on getting rid of them completely now
post #14 of 93

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I noticed some on my chin now too ....grr. I was thinking shit I need some like heavy duty exfoliators or something. So I ran down to Wally world when I got up today and picked up some olay micro dermabrasion thingy. hope it works
post #15 of 93

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i have this too, up in my forehead and they are tiny, but i feel like they multiply exponentially every minute! i get regular facials and even diamond peels. they dont disappear but at least it helps keep them from multiplying. i dont know what to do with them anymore.

i am oily so i guess they are clogged pores.. i do exfoliate once a week but it does nothing to me. i think i may have to visit a dermatologist soon
post #16 of 93

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I have them as well.

It's above my jawline and on my cheekbone (both sides of my face). It looks worse when I have foundation on.
A few weeks ago, I had a facial. I brought up to the Esthetician about the "bumps". She said that I should exfoliate with a better product (I was using St. Ives Apricot Scrub). She gave me a large sample of this stuff that is a micro exfoliating product. When I say "micro", I mean little, fine sand particals compared to the St. Ives stuff. Also I found out the foundation I was using (Revlon Perfect Match?, I think lol; the one that you can turn the dial to change the foundation color) is known to clog pores.

After 2 weeks of not using that crap foundation and exfoliating 2-3 times a week made those bumps go away. I currently have 3 little bumps, but that is nothing compared to how it looked like before.
post #17 of 93

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Are these the bumps that you guys mean?


I have NO idea what they are or how to get rid of them. I have them all over my face for as long as I can remember, even though I wash my face twice a day.
post #18 of 93

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It could be milia. Definition: Milia are tiny white bumps on the skin, especially on the face. They are often filled with keratin -- a hard, white substance. Unlike blackheads or whiteheads, they don't have an opening on the surface of the skin.

I have them and really want to get rid of them. I tried to do it on my own but it didn't work. I'm going to have to go to a derm to get it done.
that's the same thing i was thinking, that they are milia, otherwise known as whiteheads. people use the term whiteheads as zits that contain pus, but that's incorrect. whiteheads, or milia, are clogged pores that contain debris and dried skin cells. they don't have an open head, which is why they stick around for long periods of time, despite exfoliation.

the only way to remove them is to lance them. i don't recommend you do this on your own unless you have the right training. a dermatologist or even an esthetician can take care of them for you during your next facial. proper facial cleaning, exfoliation, and using the correct skincare products can help prevent these.

HTH!
post #19 of 93

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update gals..

Ive been using that olay mico dermabrasion stuff and it has worked wonders !!!! Second time I used it all those little bumps on my chin and forehead were gone ! It makes my skin super soft and smooth as well. I know this post sounds like an infomercial but yeah its that damn good.
post #20 of 93

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update gals..

Ive been using that olay mico dermabrasion stuff and it has worked wonders !!!! Second time I used it all those little bumps on my chin and forehead were gone ! It makes my skin super soft and smooth as well. I know this post sounds like an infomercial but yeah its that damn good.

what is the stuff called? is it this...???? Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System

I'm looking for something to get rid of these too and i want to try what you bought. thanks.
post #21 of 93

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yep thats it ! I love that stuff . I highly recommend it.
post #22 of 93

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yep thats it ! I love that stuff . I highly recommend it.
i'll for sure be picking this up the next time i'm at target.
post #23 of 93

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yep i shall be buying that at boots tommorow! anything to try and get rid of the damn bumps!
post #24 of 93

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i bought the olay stuff and used it last night. all the bumps on my forehead are gone!!! i only have a few bumps left on my chin! which i bet will go after using it for a few weeks! i cannot believe it! one use and my face is pretty much sorted!

thanks so much for reccomending this! you've no idea how much confidence this has given me back! the bumps were the bane of my freaking life! always showing up in photos making me look funny!
post #25 of 93

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YAY!!!!! lol Im so glad it worked for you too ! It took me about 2 or 3 uses for them to be completely gone on both my forehead and chin. And doesnt it leave your skin so soft ?? yeah I love that stuff. I just have to make sure I use SPF on my face while outdoors, the box says it might make you burn easier.
post #26 of 93

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Thanks for the tip girls, I'll try this!
post #27 of 93

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Originally Posted by NatalieR429 View Post
update gals..

Ive been using that olay mico dermabrasion stuff and it has worked wonders !!!! Second time I used it all those little bumps on my chin and forehead were gone ! It makes my skin super soft and smooth as well. I know this post sounds like an infomercial but yeah its that damn good.
I bought it a few days ago thanks to the recommendation. The first night, it worked so well...my skin was super smooth the next day. Maybe I shouldn't have used it two nights in a row though, because my skin didn't love it in day 2 and I actually woke up with a few new blemishes (not saying it's because of this stuff though, just saying it didn't prevent...). I am still going to use it though, and will not use it on two consecutive nights.

It feels like a really good exfoliator

Sidenote: I showed my dermatologist a couple of those "white spots" and he said the only way to get rid of them for good (you can't wash or scrub them away) is to "zap" them as he called it. (He has a special machine/just basically burns them off...you get a little redness and it becomes like little scabs, for a week at the most...And then they are gone. I wanted to test it out first so I had him do just a couple).
post #28 of 93

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Hi there. I think you should go talk to a dermatologist if/when you can. You are a beautiful girl and shouldn't have to suffer with those bumps. The ones I have/had are slightly larger but they aren't as spread over a large area.

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Are these the bumps that you guys mean?
I have NO idea what they are or how to get rid of them. I have them all over my face for as long as I can remember, even though I wash my face twice a day.
post #29 of 93

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Anyone else get these just right under the eye? I get them at the beginning of the 'normal' skin area, just outside the really delicate skin. I've always had them there. Never known what to do to get rid of. I don't think you can exfoliate there so not sure what to do.
post #30 of 93

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That Olay stuff was on half price in Superdrug last week and I bought my mum two boxes. I shall have to try and steal them back from her without her noticing as I'm getting quite a few of these spots on my forehead. Funny how I never had them when all I did was moisturise, now I cleanse, tone etc..I'm getting them.
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