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Small rash like bumps all over face

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 These bumps are all over my face and have been there for almost two months, help! I've stopped wearing makeup, because I thought that might be the culprit but no.. I wash my face twice a day and exfoliate once or twice a week. I don't understand what will make this go away or what it even is! I haven't changed anything in my lifestyle or diet so I don't know what is going on. Ughhhh. My face feels so bumpy all over. The only place unaffected is my nose area, really. They are all over my jaw, hairline, forehead and cheeks. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm a proactive user, so that's my skin care regimen and it was working great until June. Thanks!

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Did you ever find out what the bumps were?  Did anything help? 
I have the same thing 😭

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I have absolutely had this before. It comes on randomly but then it's like my entire face (except nose) is covered in minuscule bumps so that my whole face feels rough. Then they randomly go away again after a couple of weeks. I think it may be related to sweating as well. 

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I have this all over my cheeks. Did you find a solution?

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No, sadly the only thing that made them go away was summer ending and cool weather coming back. It must be heat/or sweat related because they completely disappeared all winter but now they are coming back as the summer heats up.

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NIZORAL!!!! IF you have a fungal acne situation,  which it MAY BE, nizoral will clear it up. I had a rash near my chest once...YAYA yaya, doctor gave me cream, but advised to wash my hair and body with NIZORAL, it worked. This can sometimes move to your face. Also use a virgin coconut oil after NIZORAL, as coconut oil is antimicrobial, and kills bacteria as well. Should clear up soon!

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Hey there! These look like flat warts to me

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Hi did you ever find out what this was as I’m currently having the same problem?

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did you ever figure out what it was haha since you have had this.. I have it too and im clueless

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Your skin looks identical to mine right now! We have same hair color too. I literally thought the side pic was me! Did you ever find out what caused this or what it was? Help! 

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Hi! was wondering if you ever found out what this was? I'm experiencing the same thing with no change in skincare. truly popped up randomly and will not go away.

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@knensha When I developed eczema it started out similarly.  I’d recommend going to a dr if it spreads and skin starts drying and breaking. Cortizone cream and eczema creams (like Aveeno) can help if it’s not too bad. I had to get steroid shot to make mine stop spreading. I waited too long to go and it has taken years to lessen the hyperpigmentation that resulted on my face. 

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 Have your derm check to see if it’s multiple milliary osteoma cutis. My derm tested for it with resistance and turns out I have. So hard to treat I hope it’s something easier to eliminate! 

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Hi @MadLibs14!

 

I'm sorry you're going through this.  As others have said, it looks a bit like heat rash.  I've recently experienced heat rash on my hands from over exposure to the sun and it took a while for the bumps to go away.  It could also be pro-active giving you now a reaction. If you're still using pro-active, you may want to try stop using it and also stop using all other products that may be too heavy.

 

Last year I experienced perioral dermatitis around the jaw line/mouth area and the bumps looked similar.  It took me several months to figure out how to get rid of it.  I eliminated all makeup, all heavy moisturizers.  I stopped exfoliating because that may also irritate the skin.  What ended up working for me, was using tea tree oil.  I would use a minute amount (and I mean a tiny amount, like 1 drop with 3-4 drops of jojoba oil).  I would warm this mixture up in my palms and then press it into the affected areas.  This worked wonders and it got rid of it.  

 

I hope you find this helpful!

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Thanks! This did start on my jaw line, so maybe I should try the tea-tree oil. It's so stubborn and won't disappear!

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I have something similar on my forehead, I assumed it was some kind of acne.  Sorry I’m not any help 😞 maybe someone has answers for us!

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@MadLibs14 Were you recently exposed to substantial sunlight and heat outside? This looks a bit like the rash I started getting from sun and heat sensitivity when I hit my mid-30s. It doesn’t itch but feels kind of prickly when I get it. 

 

Hmm, another thought: are there any warnings about Proactiv and sun sensitivity? Many skin treatments advise against sun exposure. I would try googling “proactiv sun sensitivity” if you have been in sunlight recently. 

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I'm not really in the sun very much, but it has been extremely hot and humid where I live this summer. I was thinking it was some sort of heat reaction, but it should go away when I'm not hot and sweaty though, right? I don't know about the proactive and sun sensitivity, I'll have to look into that.

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@MadLibs14 around 30 my skin completely changed. I can’t use anything with camomile as that triggers a similar reaction.  I’ve had good luck with drunk elephant. It’s expensive but helps. Mario Badescu enzyme masks is also nice and the cucumber cleansing lotion. Many MB products do have camomile so, if you have issues with that also, read ingredients carefully. 

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Thanks, I'll look into those products. I'm willing to try anything at this point!

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How long have you been using Proactive?  Is this your first summer on it?  It could be related to heat rash.  Not sure where you are located but I find the moment its hot and humid my skin freaks out.  I have heard Proactive can make your skin extra sensitive, so that is why I was wondering if this is your first summer on it.  

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