I recently read something - can't remeber where - that the bumps start out as ingrown hairs and then get irritated. The article said that people forget to exfoliate the sides of the face and earlobes and that styling products irritate them. It made sense to me - I was having a real problem in this area. I used a simple AHA product that I got at Walgreen's. I try to do this at least once a week now. It has really helped. Of course now I'm really into the Aspirin mask so maybe I'll replace it with that.
Better everyone think your a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.

Perception is not reality.

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