Tiny Forehead Bumps: What Is It and How To Get Rid Of It

Do you have multiple tiny bumps on your forehead that keep your skin looking rough and textured? You might wonder if it’s acne or an allergic reaction. So what is it really and can you get rid of it? Read below! 


What Are Forehead Bumps?

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Those tiny bumps on your forehead may be related to acne, clogged pores, dead skin cells, allergic reaction, or fungus. These often times are not itchy and do not look irritated but make your skin look dull and rough. This also makes your make-up look cakey and unpolished.  
Though this skin condition is not that serious, it may still spread and cause infection if left untreated.  The forehead bumps are often caused by a fungus which feeds on the sweat and oil that accumulates in the hair follicles at this area. This condition usually occurs among teenagers and young adults who have oily skin. Check out these 5 ways to get rid of forehead bumps effectively: 

How To Get Rid Of Forehead Bumps 


#1 Double Cleanse  

Use an oil-based cleanser and a gentle water-based cleanser when double cleansing. This will help get rid of dirt, bacteria, excess sebum, and makeup residue that were accumulated all throughout the day. Oil-based cleansers remove oil impurities like makeup and sebum while water-based cleansers targets water-based impurities like sweat and dirt. These impurities are what often cause clogged pores, acne, and tiny forehead bumps. 

#2 Use Exfoliants 

Use chemical exfoliants or peel like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or lactic acid. These exfoliants can get deeper into the pores and shed dead skin cells from clogging your pores. Salicylic acid is your best bet in declogging and removing forehead bumps because of its antimicrobial and and anti-inflammatory properties. 

#3 Keep Hair Clean  

Bacteria from your dirty hair can travel to your face and cause fungal acne. Washing your hair regularly can help keep forehead bumps or acne at bay. Ever notice that bangs can sometimes give you tiny bumps on your head or face? It’s because the oil from your hair and scalp can transfer to your skin or forehead that can lead to clogged pores and congestion.  

#4 Limit Use of Make Up & Clean Make Up Tools 

If you use makeup every day, it is always recommended to clean your brushes and sponges to avoid bacteria from pooling in your tools and risk transferring it to your skin. If you are starting to get these tiny bumps on your skin, stop using makeup for a few days and let your skin breathe.  
Not only will your make up look cakey with skin bumps, you will also risk spreading bacteria to your face and further clog your pores.  

#5 Hydrate and Moisturize 

Moisturization and hydration are always important, especially if you are using an exfoliant, benzoyl peroxide, or tretinoin. Moisturizing will not only help your skin from getting irritated by using exfoliating acids, but it will also prevent the skin from producing too much oil that blocks the pores. Pick a lightweight moisturizer that won’t clog the skin. Choose one with oil-free and non-comedogenic.  


Skin condition rosacea may also contribute to forehead acne as well as other common skin problems, such as psoriasis and dermatitis. However, one of the major causes of bumpy foreheads is clogged pores. Bacteria can breed within these blocked pores, resulting in swollen bumps that look like pimples. 
Try double cleansing, using exfoliants, and keeping your hair clean to keep tiny forehead bumps away. IT is also important to cleanse your make-up tools and moisturize your skin to prevent bacteria and excess oils from clogging your pores. 


Don’t forget that a healthy diet and proper lifestyle habits should always keep in mind if you want to achieve glowing skin! 


P.S. We would always suggest consulting with your dermatologist to distinguish the cause of the tiny bumps of your skin and provide you the best action plan based on your skincare needs.