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Adult Acne on Forehead - Help!

I think I am Combo skin. My cheeks are totally fine, my T-zone gets oily though and you can see my pores.


I recently started getting a lot of small red pimples on my forehead, what products are best? The rest of my face is fine (small breakouts here and there), so I worry about using an acne system all over my whole face . . . I don't want to dry it out. The makeup can cover the redness of the forehead acne, but the small bumps are still visible, help! Smiley Sad When I take my makeup off at night, the redness of the bumps is worse than it was in the morning.


Thanks for all of the responses I have already received. There are definitely some products in there that I want to try out. To add some detail about my issue:

I have had very minor acne on my forehead for a very long time (years), it has just gotten a lot worse. No one was able to see it before, now they can (or at least I think they can). I did recently cut bangs (bad decision, I don't like them), so I have actually been clipping them back almost everyday (so out of my face). Also, I have started changing the pillow cases every 3 days now, so maybe I will give silk cases a try. I currently use PTR Gentle Complexion Correction pads and the DDF benzoyl peroxide with tea tree oil over the area at night (not working) and cleanse withPurity every time I wash my face. I also have PTR Anti-Aging cleanser, but the combo of everything was drying my face (I have the newly relaunched Sephora moisterizer).

Breakouts, if that's what they are, are usually a sign th...

Breakouts, if that's what they are, are usually a sign that something is unbalance inside, especially if they are persistant. Did something major change for you when they started getting worse? Baby? New job? (under more stress?) Hormone changes can cause breakouts and stress is a hormone! Do they seem like breakouts (do they pop) or are they hard?


if it's breakouts I really like the Caudalie Purifying concentrate. It's a natural product and you can use it as a spot treatment or over the whole area. Best thing is its an essential oil blend that kills bacteria and hydrates! you won't have to worry about breaking out, and if they're not breakkouts (say its irritation) it wil help with that too!

Have you ever tried skyn iceland? They have this set that...

Have you ever tried skyn iceland? They have this set that comes in a little blue bag that works great for acne. My sister had pregnancy acne and she swears by that stuff!

I have that same issue. I use a spot treatment like: Juic...

I have that same issue. I use a spot treatment like: Juice Beauty's Blemish Clearing Serum I've also used pure Tea Tree Oil on my blemishes and it helps them go away without drying out the rest of my skin. As an overall skincare system, I highly recommend Murad. I also have comb, acne prone skin and their products are a lifesaver!


In addition to this tip and the tips left by the others, do you have bangs or style your hair in a deep part that covers part of your forehead? That area could be irritated by your styling products from your hair. Also, to avoid further blemishes, try changing you pillowcases as often as possible or using silk/satin pillowcases, it's better on your face's delicate skin plus it's great for your hair. I know that's a tip you didn't ask for, but it's still relevant.

Since you just recently started breaking out only on your...

Since you just recently started breaking out only on your forehead it makes me wonder if you are allergic to something or did you maybe just start wearing your hair with bangs that lay against your forehead?

Anyway, I think that using Clinique's "Acne Solutions" line of products would be beneficial and they are not so strong that they will dry you out.  They make some great skincare products (I love their foaming cleanser) and I will list a few below:

You can get the three above items in a set together to try out (and save money by getting them in a set) called "Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Kit" and you can find it at:​&categoryId=B70

Acne Solutions even makes a liquid foundation, concealer and other makeup products also.  The Acne Solutions products are gentle on sensitive skin, too.

I hope this helps you. Smiley Happy

Oh you are preachin' to the choir girl.  I have the same...

Oh you are preachin' to the choir girl.  I have the same problem, and it is so annoying!  I am 31 years old!  My acne should have been finished with my 2nd or 3rd heartbreak!

Ok, this is what the Sephora Rep. suggested to me-

I purchased DDF Therapeutic Sulfur Mask and used it once a week.  I also used the product as a spot treatment.  It works well as both.  It doesn't over dry my skin, since my cheeks are just fine.  She also suggested that I purchase the Oxygen Peel by Philosophy.  She said to use it 3 days in a row, and then once a week thereafter.  In tandem, it worked well, but nothing cleared me up.  My skin was much brighter from the peel, but the mask turned out to be a much better spot treatment.

So- I use the best cleanser ever, Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Cleanser, in the morning.  At night I use Philosophy Purity to remove make up and not strip my skin.  PTR wash can be quite drying used twice a day.  Then I finish with a great moisturizer, Argan Oil, and eye cream, currently Pangea Organics, and use a spot treatment as necessary.  I use St. Ives twice a week in the shower or night time as my exfoliater.  This routine has helped very much.  The above routine was a good idea, and might work better for you.  However, I highly suggest PTR face wash.  Awesome product.

You could always purchase a Clarisonic.  I only hear rave reviews on that beauty appliance!!!!

Good Luck <3

Since you don't want anything to dry out you should proba...

Since you don't want anything to dry out you should probably do a natural product like Olehenricksen roll on Blemish attack.  Natural so it will not make gross oily marks but it contains peroxide so it may be a little dry but no biggie.  It will probably not contain any harmful chemicals or smells!

Hope this helped

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