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What causes those big, red, flattish spots that don't come to a head?

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PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 14:23:28

I never used to get spots but am getting them on my cheeks and chin lately, so just wondering if it's blocked pores due to inadequate cleansing or something else. My skins quite sensitive, not oily, used to be fine. Haven't changed diet or anything.

PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 14:23:53

Actually they're like the spots I get when I'm stressed, except I'm not stressed!

Sillysarah49 Sat 29-Mar-14 18:36:53

How old are you (if you don't mind me asking). It could be rosacea.

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 29-Mar-14 18:39:54

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VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Mar-14 18:47:17

Dunno but watching with interest as I get them sometimes. They're really sore.

I also have a funny red lump on my face which I've had on and off for over 4 years. It never quite goes away but gets bigger and smaller and feels rough. So if anyone knows what that is as well I'd appreciate it. I often get a really wiry hair growing out of it (nice).

TheGirlFromIpanema Sat 29-Mar-14 18:59:47

I think hormones play a part, I have noticed a difference since drinking more water and taking evening primrose oil (though could be coincidence).

Whatever you do... DO NOT SQUEEZE them grin

VivaLeBeaver Sat 29-Mar-14 19:01:20

I don't think mine is rosacea btw as I don't have redness or little veins at the surface.

JohnCusacksWife Sat 29-Mar-14 19:05:00

Wish I knew...I get them every so often on my temples, of all places. And every time squeeze them even though I know it's only going to make things worse.

PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 19:13:48

32 sillysarah. What age would you get rosacea? I'm very pale and do have red cheeks, but not problematically so. Don't know much about rosacea!

PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 19:15:03

They don't seem squeezeable at all, too big and no centre or head! I sound lovely grin

kaumana Sat 29-Mar-14 19:20:02

Hormonal. Don't for the love of god try to squeeze them. If left they eventually go. Salicylic acid peels can help prevent them.

PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 19:23:26

Thanks kauman. And yes mermaid, sore and swollen. Guess it could just be hormones, bah.

PoemGirl Sat 29-Mar-14 19:25:34

Looked at pics of rosacea, don't think my skins red enough and its def not shiny, tends to be dry if anything. No veins. And the spots are in random places like chin, middle of cheek etc, not concentrated together.

itsnothingoriginal Sat 29-Mar-14 20:01:18

I get these too. Usually hormonal but sometimes due to my diet especially if around chin and mouth. If I eat too much dairy/cream I can practically guarantee getting one. Horrible things aren't they - there's no hiding them sad

billandcoo Sat 29-Mar-14 20:06:05

I got these regularly on my chin area - hard, painful and sometimes throbbing. I added Alpha H Liquid Gold to my routine and touchwood haven't had one since. So yes, in my case I think it was a cleansing/blockage situation along with hormones.

HandMini Sat 29-Mar-14 20:26:00

I get these and am certain they're hormonal. Perhaps talk to your GP about contraception and what might be more / less helpful. You have my sympathy.

Dollydowser Sat 29-Mar-14 21:43:09

Taking star flower oil really helps for those painful spots that never come to a head.

Minshu Sat 29-Mar-14 23:07:43

I think these are hormonal cystic acne type spots. Nothing works, except time hmm

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Sat 29-Mar-14 23:18:32

Sugar,I think that's what cause mine.

I,m 44 ffs is there no bastarding end in sight?

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