I am 53 yrs. old, I am still getting bumps on my face~~

@marciascott (25555)
United States
April 30, 2008 9:34am CST
I really hate this, for those Women or Men who still get bumps on their face what do you do about it. I know they always say drink plenty of water, well I really don't like water. Then I will pick with my skin, and it turns dark the marks, I hate this I am a Blk Women as you know. So what would you suguesstions? I really don't think the color of your skin matters, But What do you use. sometimes I might use an alcohol pad to dry up the bumps. I need some advice about this? My Grand-son really has acne bad. he drinks lots of water, but it doesn't help him.
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@Darkwing (21588)
30 Apr 08
I'm afraid that acne is a result of poor diet my friend. I would use tea tree oil on it, as it is an antiseptic and good for most skin problems. I have also found a page of home remedies. You might find something in there if you believe in using herbs and stuff. Here's the link.... http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_acne.htm There are many to choose from and some are really simple remedies. There is also a suggestion for prevention which might help your son. Good luck and Brightest Blessings. x
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
Thank you Darkwing, Someone else mention that here, on he first page. How have you been? I hope all is well. I miss seeing you here. You were missed. have a great day!
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@Darkwing (21588)
1 May 08
I've been around all the time, my friend, apart from a couple of days out, but I guess I had an influx of responses to my discussions and didn't get to respond to too many myself. Brightest Blessings. x
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
Thanks you have a wonderful day!
@littleowl (7157)
1 May 08
Hi Marcia-in your shoes I would go to the drs as I started getting dry itchy rashes all over my fae and have been told that it is excema-but from what you are saying too it sounds like it could be adult acne and that is worse than teenage acne-have it checked out-blessings litteowl
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
I think I will get some Proactive and see how that works Thanks for you input, Have a great day!
@littleowl (7157)
1 May 08
Hi Marcia'-it would be nice to know how if thaat helps keep me informed have never tried it before-blessings littleowl
@KrauseHome (35037)
• United States
1 May 08
Sometimes they are caused by allergic reactions to something, and then they could also be caused just by other things as well. What I tend to do when I occassionally get some is wash my face with a good soap and water, and then usually will just try and not mess with them so they do not spread. I am Diabetic so I just am quite precautious with anything like this. Sometimes they say it can be the weather, stress, foods we eat. But if at anytime they become too bothersome, you might ask your Doctor as well. Wishing you the best.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
I didn't know that it comes from stree, that is the first time I have heard of this. you could be right. thanks for you input. Have a wonderful day!
@NVMapper (115)
• United States
1 May 08
After passing my first and only Gaulstone and finding out that water disolved them, I figured I had better start drinking it to avoid the pain. The pain doesn't stop until its out. However if you don't sit down much don't worry about it.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
Welcome to Mylot, Are we talking about ance or Gaulstones?
@steph07 (38)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
people don't really understand this problem, normally a good skin cleansing cream,healthy eating and exercising should do a perfect job getting rid of acne, but in some cases it just does not work, but at least it helps diminishing the problem. all i can tell you is try to eat the less greasy stuff, protect your skin from the sun, it is sometimes your skin not having the adequate protection against the environment and gets irritated giving way to infections.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
1 May 08
Thanks for you advice, I am begining to believe it is my Hormones like someone else said. I don't eat a lot of greasy foods. I don't even fry my food. Not that often anyway.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Well, I am older than you and I still get them. Well I remember, I try and use toothpaste at night, but it has to be a white one, not a blue one or a gel (don't remember why) and don't do it everynight -- it is too harsh. But it does help.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Hi Deb, maybe I will try it again, I actually forgot about that. I am going to do it tonight. Thanks for advice.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Apr 08
I am also 53 years old, I don't usually get bumps on my face but I do get the red pus pimples on other parts of my body, I just squeeze them but I heard that honey will draw the infection out,
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Hi Winterose, what do you know we are the same age. I nver heard that honey will get infection out. is it good for pimples? I did hear about Honey being good for skin. Thanks for input.
• United States
30 Apr 08
I am almost 40 and I also get acne on my skin, too. Nothing seems to work against it except a good diet with lots of B vitamins and washing my face with cleansers and the like. I also try to be careful what kind of moisturizers and make-up I put on, too. Some make-ups make it worse. On top of that, I also suffer from Roseacea, too, and that seems to be a lot harder to deal with because it gets worse when my health is worse.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Hi Darlene I forgot you can get some vitamen D pills and it will take care of your skin and nails, thanks for input.
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@1Cor5_17 (74)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
i guess what you need is simply to wash your face with a strong facial cleaning soap so that the agent that causes bumps and other dark stuffs wouldn't "live" on the skin of your face. thanks! also, a lot of water would possibly a big help as well!
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Welcome to mylot, yes al ot of people are saying drink plenty of water. I do wear make-up to and I don't always wash it off. I should though.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
30 Apr 08
I don't know the exact answer so it is better to know the information from other and i will get information as soon as possible and i will give reply to you so i know most of the people don't those things.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Hi, Sweet-heart I have been getting some good answers right here. Toothpaste for one, have you heard of that?
@34momma (13896)
• United States
30 Apr 08
you may hate water but girl it is the start of the cure. and please please don't use alchol on your face. it dries it out to much on the surface but not down in the pores where the problem is. really start drinking more water. I am not much of a water drinker either. so what i do is as soon as i get up i drink my first glass. then i pour another one and sip that until it is time for me to leave the house. so now that's your two glasses. i drink two at work, and then 4 more when i get home. if you don't want to do 8 you should at least do 6. then i would make sure you watch what you eat. and go see a doctor for some medication. what happens inside always shows itself on the outside.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Well, I still say I don't like water that much, I guess i will take your advice, what i do is put something in the water to give it favor, like a little ojuice or lemon. maybe I will try it, thanks!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I recently read somewhere that tea tree oil is good for acne. I had my daughter try it, but she said she couldn't get past the smell of it. So I have read here that colgate white toothpaste helps with this, so I will have to have my daughter try that!
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• Australia
20 May 08
Acne plagues many of us, and it is very common for it to last all our lives. I put the increase in cases and the increase in severity down to our enviornment. We pollute it and it is just one way that repays us. I don't allow my acne to define who I am. The real me is on the inside, and my body is just the vessle that holds it together.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
4 May 08
Well I have acne all over. At least that is what my doctor diagnosed it as. I like to pick at mine too and I have the ugly scars to prove it. If you put toothpaste on a pimple and leave it overnight, I will be dried up in the morning.