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I have some under the skin bumps on my face mainly on my forehead, I am well into my 30s so most definately not acne. I use good products and exfoliate but they are still there, just little bumps....any advice? any products? anyone!
Hard to say without seeing it and being a doctor! But it could be keratosis pillaris. I have it, diagnosed by a dermatologist. The treatment is to exfoliate and moisturise and get a little sun. It is most common on the upper arms but I get it on my forehead as well. There is a moisturizer called Amlactin for it.
best advice is to treat from within - eat less refined sugar, fewer processed foods and drink less caffeine and more water. Increase your fruit and veg intake and go to the GP to see if you have folliculitis, which can be treated with topical antibiotics. If it is keratosis pilaris, diet changes can help - google it - you'll get some seriously OTT personal stories out there but the biochemistry is valid - reduce your sugar load and increase your antioxidants and fluid intake and it will help.
There was a thread on here about treating Keratosis with 25% urea cream used in heel balm, that would be worth a try for your body (and I'm currently trying it)! but for your face I would try dermabrasion facials as they deeply exfoliate your skin.
Urea cream is flexitol. I had such success with it that I went to doc and got Eucerin 10% on prescription. Much less dense and greasy but great on legs and arms. I wonder could you mix some with your regular moisturiser for affected areas? Definitely worth consideration- can you tell I was blown away by the result?
omg. I just seen this threat by accident. I have keratosis pilaris on the backs of my thighs. Never knew about the flexitol. And I use it on my feet! Putting it on NOW! OP, i had some bumps on my face. I mentioned it when I had a facial, the lady said I might be exfoliating TOO much and irritating my skin. I stopped for a week or so then started exfoliating just 1-2 x a week. problem all gone and has not come back after 6 months.