Recently, I found that my nuclear family is prone to developing bumps on your bodies. My brother, my mom, and I specifically develop them on our faces, and the other day I found one right under my brow bone. I was so distraught about it, that I decided to do my own research on what the bump could be.
Closed Comedones/ Milia
If you notice that your pores are clogged and bumpy, you could have acne known as closed comedones
. They’re not red and inflamed like your typical pimple, and they don’t hurt.
According to Angela Palmer of Very Well Health online:
“a closed comedo develops when a plug of skin cells and oil becomes trapped within the hair follicle. The plug fills the follicle, swelling it out and creating that bump that you see on your skin. Unlike with open comedones (better known as blackheads), in closed comedones, the pore openings are obstructed. The oil plug is not exposed to air, so it doesn’t take on a brown/black color. In fact, some closed comedones develop a very obvious white head. These types of closed comedones are called milia.”
The new growth on my brow does not fit into the category of closed comedones or milia. However, I did look into how to treat this specific kind of acne; I tend to get on my jaw after an intense workout. Some treatments include:
1. Use cleansing products with benzoyl peroxide and/ retinol.
2. Bellagena’s Microdermabrasion Treatment is perfect for improving acne
3. Talking to Bellagena’s Julia Padilla LE, Certified Acne Specialist about Face Reality Acne Program: a program specifically for acne sufferers of any age.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, “Small skin marks caused by pigment-producing cells in the skin. Moles can be flat or raised, smooth or rough, and some contain hair. Most moles are dark brown or black, but some are skin-colored or yellowish. Moles can change over time and often respond to hormonal changes”. Though they are benign and no treatment is necessary, some moles could develop into skin cancer (melanoma). One way to prevent skin cancer is to incorporate SPF 30 or higher into your skincare routine.
Skin tags are small, noncancerous growths that usually measure only a few millimeters in length, though they can grow up to half an inch. Experts don’t know the exact cause of skin tags, but they believe that these growths appear when skin rubs against skin. This most closely resembles what is on my brow. The bump does not bother me much, but it gets to be annoying when applying makeup. To remove a skin tag you can manually remove it or use essential oils such as tea tree oil.