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Bad Acne

In my late 20's I've just started to get these strange 'pimples' which come as a big red bump. They have no head and they tend to stay around for a few weeks. When they do eventually go away I am always left with a red scar. I tend to get one every few months usually on my temples of jaw lines. I have no idea how to fight these things or how to reduce the scarring, before these things started visiting my face I had pretty clear skin, now I have these red marks and its frustrating!

Does anyone else suffer a similar problem or no of a good product I can use to fight them? I have tried so many products and I've yet to have any luck! Thanks!

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13 Replies

2 years, 5 months ago
Bad Acne

Normally in your 20s when you get cystic acne it is because of hormones and hormonal change like taking or getting off of birthcontrol. I would go to a derm and try something like ziana at bedtime and eucerin calming cream after the ziana.

2 years, 5 months ago
I also say go to a derm!

I struggled with the same thing.  For acne with no heads, going to a dermatologist is the only option.  You can try salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, but for most it will be ineffective.  The one thing that I can tell you is to remember to moisturize even if you feel like you need dry out your acne.

I hope this helps!

1 year, 10 months ago
Re: I get those too!
MrsFrosty226 posted:

I'm also in my early 20s and I get those.  I've found that it's largely hormonal (they pop up that time of the month every time).  I wash with an acne was every night and use St Ives scrub every morning.  It seems to keep them at bay or at the very least shorten their duration.  I also never had a problem with my skin when I was younger, apparently I'm not too old to start.

If it's that infrequent, it might be hormonal. It sounds like cystic acne. Seeing a dermatologist might help.

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