(Closed) Bumpy Cheeks/Blocked Pores

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It sounds to me like you might have rosacea.  I would talk to a doctor about the bumps to see if they can treat them.

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had the bumps on my forehead, and a problem with black heads as well. I have combination skin (dry/oily) plus its sensitive as well. It is almost completely cleared up, and I have been using The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Foaming face wash once a day. Have you tried any of their products? I love their stuff!

Post # 5
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I don’t think its rosacea because she’s getting gunk out of the bumps. It does sound like clogged pores to me

OP, I also wanted to add that I don’t wear makeup. Maybe you can get by without any foundation or anything on your skin for now, and just wear eye makeup

Post # 6
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe a really good facial!! I use to have that problem! But I started using the philosophy purity face wash, exfoliator, and hope in a jar moisturizer! I still have reoccuring issues with the white silly strings that come out of my face lol (when squeezed at) but I notice that happens when the weather changes or I’m having a stressful week. Don’t overkill on cleaning your face, it’ll go away! Oh and after I stopped piling on makeup, my skin got tremendously better 

Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Exfoliating face cleanser is what fixed the problem (mostly) for me.  I also use Clinique moisturizer every night, and that has helped my skin a LOT.

Post # 8
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I started getting really bad acne and clogged pores a few months ago so I started using the Burt’s Bee’s acne care line (cleanser, toner and spot treatment) it has salicylic acid which is good for clearing out pores and reducing any redness from acne.

Good luck!

Post # 9
1109 posts
Bumble bee

I am a picker.  I have one of those zit-sticks that I use to get as much gunk out of my nose/pores as possible, and then I exfoliate.  It usually helps in smoothing out my skin, though occasionally a pore will get angry about being molested.  

I’ve used Biore strips, I’ve got that Olay brush, and I don’t wear makeup in the first place.  I wash my face twice a day, and exfoliate in the mornings.  

The only thing that seems to get them gone for me is doing it manually.

Post # 10
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

This was a huge problem for me for a few years. 

I finally got rid of it by exfoiliating with a good exfoiliating cloth in the shower, so every other day. And using tea tree oil with my toner before putting lotion on.

I am now all clear of the bumps and I rarely get them any more!

Post # 11
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When My acne got bad, I had a 10% TCA chemical peel and it worked wonders for me…Its only like $600-$2,000 depending on where you live, but if you can’t afford to get them every few weeks then you can buy the stuff from the seller Bettercomplexions on Ebay and mix it yourself and you will have the same results. She sells two bottles for $19.99. GOOD LUCK!

Post # 12
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have these, too.  My dermo told me it was rosacea, but I think it was misdiagnosed. I actually think I am allergic to gluten and cetyl whatever alcohol.  When I cut both out and went paleo/primal in my eating, it all disappeared.  It could be I have it, but cuting out sugar and insulin provoking food clears it up.

I started washing with  unscented dr bronners on my face and moisturizing with hemp oil and it all went away. I use the oil cleansing method on days I don’t wear makeup and skip the bronners.  

Some people think that rosacea is related to a B vitamin deficiency, and hemp oil is high in B vitamins.  Who knows. 

You can get hemp oil in the refridgerated section of a health food store.  It goes rancid fast so keep it in the fridge.  It is green and can stain white clothes/washclothes, though I have never had a problem.  I put the oil on then wipe it off with a dry dark washcloth.  the hemp oil really clears up blackheads. 

You can also try jajoba oil.  That is what I used for a long time before switching to hemp.  

If you need a stronger moisturizer, I have also been able to use toleraine by la roche posay, but it is not as good as the plain oil.  You can PM me if you want.


Post # 14
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That my friend is called white/black heads. They wont go away until you extract them. My suggestion to you is to get a facial so they can extract them out for you, and then purchase a Clarisonic. Clarisonic is a facial cleansing tool that cleans your face 6 times better than washing them with your hands.

I have recently purchased one (with a deep pore cleansing brush) and I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IT! This thing is amazing! Not only does it brings white/black heads up to the surface from deep within, but it makes my face/skin so soft! My Fiance cannot stop kissing my cheeks!

I use to never allow my Fiance to kiss me anywhere on my face besides my lips, because I was afraid to get pimples etc, but not anymore!

Trust me, its great, and you can get it on amazon for $100-$200 depending on which one you purchase. I got the Clarisonic Pro for $189! (which I would recommend since its cordless and you can use it for the body as well)

No more spending $$$ on facials, because this thing helps me maintain my skin so well, its seriously my life savor.



Post # 15
244 posts
Helper bee

@Nextvie: this!  i stopped using the clarisonic for months and i’m so cloggy again 

Post # 16
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@justelope: Same! A Paleo diet cleared up my skin about 80%…but I still had those bumps (comedones?)…on my forehead especially.

NOTHING was helping me (and I’m 42) until I went to a Norwex party and bought their make-up removal cloths. They are made up of super-fine micro-fibre and are AMAZING AMAZING. My skin is now smooth with no bumps for the first time in my adult life.



(look at the make-up removal package)Smile

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