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I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more

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I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

I've tried everything for my skin, nothing helps. Have very oily skin. Being a woman of color what can I use to help with the acne&clogged pores?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Persistent acne, dandruff and clogged pores, nothing ever worked, what to do?

Persistent acne, dandruff and clogged pores, nothing ever worked, what to do?

See a dermatologist: If you have tried over the counter products and they do not work you probably need to see a dermatologist and get prescription topical medication. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and I'm still having acne break outs and always have black heads and clogged pores why will it not go no matter what I do!

I'm 30 and I'm still having acne break outs and  always have black heads and clogged pores why will it not go no matter what I do!

Sounds like you: need to see a dermatologist. There are many things you can do to optimize your skin, but without seeing the nature/severity of your breakouts, its a bit difficult to suggest anything presently. In general, try to live health by eating healthy, being active, minimize stress and sleep well. Even with that sometimes genetics are too strong! ...Read more

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Are tiny little bumps (skin coloured) clogged pores or acne? They're covering my whole face and I can't wash harshly because of my hypersensitive skin

Are tiny little bumps (skin coloured) clogged pores or acne? They're covering my whole face and I can't wash harshly because of my hypersensitive skin

Milia: Primary or secondary milia in an adult may disappear on their own, but your doctor may treat you with one of the following: Piercing each milium with a sterile lancet or scalpel followed by removal of the cyst, topical vitamin A prep, or derm abrasion. See your dermatologist for an exam and consult. Primary milia will resolve without therapy on their own ...Read more

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What would be the best products in treating acne, acne scars, clogged pores, & dark spots?

Acne treatment: First, is keeping the skin clean. Most people do not wash their skin enough. As far as clogged pores consider granular facial scrubs and once they are gone regular facial washing. Then one might consider over the counter products such as benzoyl peroxide and if not effective prescription antibiotics, topical and/or oral. ...Read more

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Can cosmetics cause acne or clogged pores on forehead, nose?

Can cosmetics cause acne or clogged pores on forehead, nose?

Absolutely yes: Try to find oil free products and be certain to clean the products off thoroughly daily. Clogged pores is one huge case of adult acne. ...Read more

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Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

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