I have pimples on my forehead. They fade away sometimes, but reappear in full strength and what's really bad about this all is I'm 51 years old. You'd think I would have grown out this at puberty. But when I was 20 years old I was covered. It was same with 30 then 40 years old. They came and they started too disappear, now their just on my forehead.
By taursethebull2 from Pittsburgh, PA
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Wash your face three times a day if you can. At least twice a day. buy some face wash and a sponge. My very favorite product is clean and clear oil blot sheets. They are blue sheets you rub on your face and you can actually see the color of the sheet change as it takes the oil off your skin. Another trick I learned when I was younger is to apply tooth paste to pimples. Let it dry on them. It will dry out the pimple! I read in an article that even though Beyonce is rich she still uses this trick. For big pimples apply a hot washclothe to them and old it on there for a few minutes. best of luck. Hope this helps!
Blemishes are caused by hormonal imbalances in body. Not everything works for everyone. I get so tired of people with nice skin telling me what they do--it simply will not work for me and my skin type. I would love to scream if another person tries to sell me their skin care system--they all think they know more than leading professionals. Extremely oily skin is caused by an adrenal imbalance; you would have to see an endocrinologist to get it straightened out. He might not be able to fix the problem, even after years of expensive treatments (drugs). I'm your age too, and have battled extremely oily skin with breakouts since I was about 9 years old. I've gone the dermatologist route, with no satisfaction.
I've also been on steroids, etc for years (endocrinologist)--the side effects can be serious. The average person doesn't realize how difficult this can be to treat. I make sure to never use anything with oil in it on my face. I never wash my face with my hands. I keep my face and hair clean. I change my pillowcases every other night. I don't wear make-up if I can get away without it. I always use an acne system. I regularly steam my face and use a drying mask. I try to never eat junk or greasy foods. I drink water, no soda (pop). I regularly use astringents and blotting paper. You get the drift. It's like being an eternal teenager. On the bright side, I have no wrinkles and am often thought to be younger than I am. My skin still has tone and isn't sagging either.
By Carol in PA03/29/2009
The dermatologist told my family to not wash the face extra times a day. Once or twice is good. Sometimes you can stimulate the oil glands to produce more oil when you massage them by washing.
Benzoil Peroxide dries up pimples and red bumps. It is sold under different brand names and may even have a store brand formula. Viola! Pimples gone.
Check your hair to make sure your style doesnt cover your forehead. Just a few whisps is ok, but when bangs lay on the forehead they can make it greasy.
As your doctor for Retin A cream prescription. Its not expensive and takes care of your problem.
REJOICE! You probably wont have as many wrinkles as those with dry skin. I have oily skin and I dont. (smile) I'm older than you are.
I would go see a dermatologist.
By Robyn Fed03/27/2009
I like to use a bar of dove soap and wet my palm of my hand and get a lather up. Then I put it on my forehead and face. The trick of the forehead is to use the palm of your hand and move it in circles and press on it enough to make a suction. This seems to help me in my forehead breakouts. The forehead skin is so thin and sometimes it gets clogged up. Also it is most exposed to the sun and sweats the most of all the facial skin. The suction seems to help. I like the feel of it too. robyn
I suspect an underlying hormonal problem, so please consider seeing an endocrinologist.
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I have all these tiny pimples and bumps on my forehead and around my eyebrows! I've tried almost everything but they just won't go away. So can anyone please help me? I'm desperate! and I'm only ten!
I agree with the previous feedback. When I was younger, I had to try hard not to touch my face with my hands, especially leaning on my hand during class, but it worked. Also, make sure you wash your face when you get up in the morning, before bed, and maybe even after school. I think face wash that includes anti-acne ingredients (salicylic acid 2%) and little beads or gritty, scrubby stuff works well. My favorite is Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub. Some people say that toothpaste works, if you put it on the affected area before bed, but I never had much success with that.
Do you have bangs? These could bring oil from your scalp to your forehead, causing breakouts. Keeping your hair really clean will help, if that is the case. You could even consider growing out your bangs. (03/02/2005)
I agree with the previous advice to avoid touching your forehead (especially if your hands are less than clean) and try not using styling products
I actually have had a bit of success using toothpaste to dry out pimples. It is cheap and not harmful to sensitive skin as some acne-fighting products can be. This having been said, it takes a couple of days. Dab a little on the pimple itself, and try not to let it be rubbed off. Wash in the morning, or after several hours.
In addition to keeping grease, dirt, and styling products away from your skin, I think it's important to find a non-irritating cleanser that is right for you. My skin needs something gentle and not too drying. I have had good results from Jason Satin Soap, which comes in a pump container. I like the chamomile and tea tree oil varieties. Simple glycerin soap is good, too. If your skin is very oily, you might need to crank it up a notch, but in my experience, anything harsh or irritating causes more problems than it solves. (03/02/2005)
Make a thick paste of baking soda and liquid soap and scrub gently twice a day. This surprisingly gentle but frugal and effective scrub really works! Over a couple of weeks the pores will unclog and you should start to clear up. Be sure to dab acne cream on the area at night. Check ingredients very carefully on every product you use on your face including soaps, makeup, etc. Never, under any circumstances, use any product that contains mineral oil. Mineral oil has been proven to worsen acne conditions and cause breakouts where none existed before.
You absolutely don't need a moisturizer if you're breaking out. It means you already have oily skin! Be careful, keep your face squeaky clean and good luck. If the acne doesn't respond to home treatments, you need to see a dermatologist. Don't wait around to do it. The treatments doctors provide nowadays are hugely effective and can make your teenage years happy instead of miserable. I'm speaking from experience here. (03/04/2005)
If you're only 10 and breaking out like this, it could be the precursor to a much more serious acne problem in your teenage years and beyond. Ask your parents to take you to a dermatologist now to get on a program to help keep your skin clearer. They have wonderful treatments nowadays, which will help you feel good about yourself and the skin you're in.
Poor diet is seldom the cause of breakouts. It has more to do with heredity. I speak from experience. From the age of 12 to 25 I never ate chocolate, desserts of any kind, potato chips, French fries, or drank pop. I ate tons of vegetables, fruit and healthy foods. I was constantly broken out, although I washed often, kept my hair scrupulously clean, never touched my face, etc.
Quit smoking if you smoke. It has been proven to aggravate acne. Stay out of the sun and use the highest power, grease free sunscreen. Go see a doctor and get started with solving the problem! Best of luck! (03/04/2005)
Excessive washing of the skin is also a cause of breakout. You see the skin gets dried after the wash and it says okay put the oil in we are dry here. If you use too harsh an astringent it will go berserk and order double the oil to correct itself. Some people, like myself cannot use scrubs as it irritates the skin. I have been dealing with breakouts since about 12 years old. So that is over thirty years for me. If you have the occasional breakout. Don't go crazy, spot treat. If it is constant you really should see a dermatologist.
Now about the big huge boil like stuff. Try this it really works and it works on styes too. Make a regular cup of tea, like Lipton or Redrose. Not a flavored tea. After steeping the tea bag, take it out and put on a clean plate, (make up the tea and drink it.) Take the tea bag while still warm and put on the boil or huge pimple. It will feel way warmer on the boil then on the surrounding skin. Hold it there as long as possible. If the tea bag cools warm it up for 1 second in the microwave, make sure it is cool enough to put back on you. Do this like 3 to 4 times a day for a day or so. (about 15 minutes each time) Re-use the same tea bag, keep it in a baggie. Just dampen and reheat.
I feel a tingle sensation within the affected area and it starts shrinking within 12 to 24 hours and it heals up nice. Large boils can be cyst based. So you should be careful. There is something in the tea that takes down the inflammation in cyst. My sister learned this from a herbologist.
There is a treatment called "MicroDerm Abrasion". I had the same problem as you and have been doing these treatments for nearly a year now and my face has shown great results. You must remember that these kinds of problems take time, and time will show great results. It costs roughly $50-$70 a session. It is very worth it and I can honestly tell you that it has worked for me and you should definitely try it.
If you live in Old Brisbane let me know and I can give you details of the lady I go to. Treatments are usually fortnightly. Take care and good luck. (11/14/2006)
Years ago I had very oily skin (be thankful for it in the long run, as your skin ages well!). I used medicated soap, then astringent and gradually I came to use Sea Breeze or Bonnie Bell's alcohol-based cleanser by itself. Then I used benzyol peroxide ointments on bad pimples to dry them up. Later, for less oily ones, I found I could use ordinary hydrogen peroxide! Don't touch your face. It spreads germs. Use blotting papers during the day to get rid of excess oil.
Only use cosmetics/powder, etc. meant for your oily skin (like Cornsilk). Take your vitamins! Don't try to cover up your skin with makeup - as it generally only makes it worse! Keep your hair clean and away from your face! Don't pop your pimples, as it will cause scarring could cause infection!
If cleansing is too drying, use a non-oily moisturizer to restore skin balance. Use cleansing masks - like oatmeal - to cleanse skin, once a week or so. Watch your skin and become your own skin scientist. If you develop the habit of taking care of it now, you will have the gift of lovely skin later! And follow all the suggestions above, too. You can do it! Good luck. (07/26/2007)
I have heard that putting deodorant on them overnight works. Also try:
I hope these work because I know how you feel. I have horrible skin problems so I know where you are coming from. Also, don't put makeup on unless you have to and when you do, don't cake it on. Don't use liquid foundations either, try non pore clogging powder type foundation. (01/25/2009)
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