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Oooook, I know I've posted on here before about pimples and such..but they truly were not something I got often at all. I always considered myself to be pretty lucky because of that...until lately. I have been getting pimples by the hand-full (at the same time)...on my forehead (a couple on there, actually), on my nose, on my chin, in my ear, above my ear, everywhere! I don't know what's causing them..I don't eat many greasy foods, and I'm not doing anything different. Does anyone have *ANY* idea as to what's going on and how I can stop this?

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Well. Have you been touching your face a lot? When you sleep, do you sleep on your hand? Do you rest your chin in your hand? The oil on your hands tends to block pores. It could also be hormones. A shift of the winds, per se.

Try using a daily face wash. Just a gentle one. And keep hands off the face. That's what gets me.

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Could be a hormonal change as DarkChild said. That usually happens to me just before I get my period.

In the meantime, keep your hands off your face and wash your face with a fragrance free cleanser. Before you go to sleep, apply pimple cream or tea tree oil to the affected areas.

Try drinking more water and getting more sleep. If after some time, the pimples still don't clear, it might be wise to see a dermatologist.

Are you using a new cleanser or skincare product? Coz I tend to breakout when I switch cleansers.

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stress! i get stress zits. they're the worst. i think it's a comnination of the stress itself and the sleep-deprivation which makes me too lazy to take care of my skin.
i also get zits right before my period. could it be that?

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When your horomne levels fluctuate, it usually shows in your skin, and -- no big shock here -- during adolescence, your hormones are like a serious roller coaster.

Just use good skin sense in the meantime: don't use any makeup that can block your pores, wash with a gentle cleanser twice a day, drink enough water, get enough sleep, and if you want some nutritional support, be sure you take a multi-vitamin that has zinc and vitamins A and C in it.

You know, if it makes you feel any better, I never had even ONE pimple all through my teens. And I was very haughty about the whole thing...until I started getting them in my twenties. Ah, the powers of karma.

Heather Corinna
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But if you're a worm, sleep late." - Shel Silverstein

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What everybody else said is really good advice. I just wanted to add that maybe pulling your hair back off your face before you go to bed might help too. Keeping your bangs, and the rest of your hair off your face will help with reducing the oiliness to a certain extent...or at least I've found that it works that way for me.


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