Angie
Angie
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Oily/Combination/Not Sure Skin
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Malaysia
Question
I have tiny bumps on my forehead and chin, was wondering if there are any product recommendation for these issues.
Question
I have tiny bumps on my forehead and chin, was wondering if there are any product recommendation for these issues.
    Commented 11 months ago
    Definitely think it could either be clogged pores or fungal acne! When I was dealing with fungal acne (on my back though, not face), I went to the derm and they prescribed me an ointment that helped clear it up right away. So that could be a good option if you're able to go to a derm!
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    Commented 11 months ago
    They look bumpy. And I know I'm not supposed to, but they don't really have any sort of pus like pimples do when I press on them. What were the ingredients of the ointment?
    Commented 11 months ago
    I think they could also be closed comedones! Basically clogged pores. I use pixi glow tonic to help with these Also, I'd think about incorporating oil cleanser & clay masks in your routine if you don't already :)
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    Commented 11 months ago
    Hey. I've actually just went and got myself a cleansing oil today! What do you think of TO's glycolic acid as a substitute for the Pixi Glow Tonic?
    Commented 11 months ago
    I think the TO glycolic acid is stronger than the Pixi Glow Tonic! If you've used acids before and you don't have sensitive skin, I'd try out the TO. but if it's your first time I might go with the Pixi Glow Tonic – the TO can be a bit harsh, especially for sensitive skin.
    Commented 11 months ago
    I get small bumps on my skin when it's irritated, so it could be a symptom of an irritated skin barrier? But if it's consistent, I would agree that it's likely fungal acne or clogged pores
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    Commented 11 months ago
    It's consistent all right :/ I think it's more obvious when I'm using an oily sunscreen so it might be clogged pores after all?
    Commented 11 months ago
    Is it a lot of small tiny bumps? Then it could be fungal, like mentioned below. Try using anti-fungal shampoo like Wayli said. Also, incorporate zinc, it helps control sebum! This one might be good to start with
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    Commented 11 months ago
    I've been using TO's niacinamide for my morning routine for a few months. It helps with the sebum, but I've haven't seen any changes with the bumps.
    Commented 11 months ago
    So it could be a few things. I'm thinking that it could be fungal acne, especially if they're prominent on your forehead. In that case, it could be malassezia folliculitis – basically a super common type of fungus (Malassezia yeast) that occurs naturally on the skin. It can cause an infection in your pores, which is called folliculitis. For this, you should try to use anti-dandruff shampoo on the troubled spots, and rinse out and moisturize. Here in the US, Nizoral is pretty common, but not sure about Malaysia. Also, have you considered using a BHA exfoliator? If it's not fungal, it could be that your pores are clogged and they're causing skin texture issues. In that case, I would recommend any of these products.
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    Commented 11 months ago
    Never knew I could try anti-dandruff shampoo for my bumps! I'll give it a try. Was on the fence whether I should try TO's Aha+Bha peeling solution previously. I've only used TO's Lactic Acid 5% so I wasn't sure if my skin can take such a strong acid.
    Commented 11 months ago
    It definitely could be fungal acne, so try the anti-dandruff shampoo! I think the Paula's Choice BHA could really be a good fit for you, it's not overly strong but it really worked for me to clear up and even out my skin.
    Commented 11 months ago
    Hmm, are they only on your forehead and chin? And do they come and go, or are they always there?
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    Commented 11 months ago
    Those two areas and some on my temple. Always there. It's really obvious when I stand under the light.