Know Your Own Skin: What Causes Bumps on Face

bunps on your faceHaving a smooth and healthy skin constitutes the way you take care of yourself.

When your skin is as soft as a baby’s, this may give people the impression that you care enough for your skin to maintain its smoothness and softness even when you are not a baby anymore.

On the contrary, when there are visible pimple marks, blackheads and whiteheads, acne and other bumps in your face, it can negatively affect how people perceive your hygiene.

It may not be true, but others may think that you don’t care enough for your skin which causes those visible bumps on your face.

Sure, you should not get affected by these perceptions based solely on your physical appearance.

But, this is for you. You should be aware of what causes bumps on your face so you can take appropriate action to treat them and prevent them from coming back.


The most common cause of annoying bumps in the face is acne. Excess sebum – the oil secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands, is the main culprit on having acne. When there is excess oil on the face, it can clog your pores.

When excess oil, dirt, and bacteria clog pores, it may inhibit infection and inflammation in the skin. This what causes the red bumps on your face or what you’ve known as acne or pimples.

Although acne is not a life-threatening condition, it may affect one’s self-esteem, especially if there are several red bumps on your face. It can also be painful at times, particularly when it is severe. Since acne is caused by the inflammation of infected clogged pores, it can be painful.

Teenagers and people who have oily face are the most at risk for developing acne. For teenagers, puberty has drastic changes in their hormones. Hormonal changes can affect the oil production of the skin which causes acne. For people with oily skin, the excess oil which can clog the pores over time is the culprit.

Acne can be treated by deep cleansing and exfoliation. Deep cleansing and exfoliation helps soften the clogged pores and allows the dirt to resurface for ease of removal.


Have you noticed tiny little bumps on your face that seem so harmless? Yet, they can be visible and at times, can grow in different parts of your face and makes you wonder if they can cause harm to your skin. These are the other causes of bumps on your face – warts.

Warts are benign skin growths caused by viruses, mostly come from the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV creates warts by infecting the top layer of the skin and causes it to grow rapidly. or share things like towels, razors with someone who has it.

There are several types of warts – each appears in different parts of the body and with different appearances. The types that usually grow on the face are flat warts and filiform warts. Flat warts are small and can be unnoticeable.

They usually grow on face, thighs or arms. They are called flat warts because they have flat tops. This type of warts can be brown, light yellow or pink.

Filiform warts are long and thin thread-like growths on the face. They have the same color as your skin and usually grow around nose, mouth and chin area.

Treatment for warts on face depends on its severity. If they are just common one like flat warts and filiform warts, there are home remedies you can try.

But before trying any those natural remedy, you must first get rid of dirt from your first. The area where warts have grown is usually dry and very delicate. Washing your face with liquid soap for sensitive skin should be the first step in treating warts.

Avoid shaving your face or rubbing it harshly with towel or sponge as it can irritate the affected area more and can increase the inflammation in the skin.

Some of the effective natural remedies for warts are the following: finely grated onions and garlic – though this is not advisable to put on warts near the eyes, aloe vera leaves, salicylic acid, apple juice, wormwood or celandine juice, and sea salt and horseradish juice.

Bear in mind that there is no work for everyone recipes since we all have different skin types. The best way is to o test first the chosen remedy on a small part of the body before putting it on your warts. to see if your skin n is allergic to the mixture or not.

However, natural remedies can be applied to normal conditions, in case of more serious, you should visit a professional dermatologist to check your warts and recommend the proper treatment.

Other Causes

Aside from the two most common causes mentioned above e, there are other factors you should be acknowledged as well. .

1. Mosquito bites can cause soft bumps on the skin that may become pink or red and itchy. It is likely to get mosquito bites on your face since it is the most exposed part of your body.

If you get a mosquito bite, a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion will provide relief from itching. A cold compress or a cold bath may ease the swelling of the bitten area.

For more serious allergic reactions to the mosquito bite, it is the best  to consult a physician to check whether the mosquito that bit you is a carrier of diseases.

2. Sebaceous cysts can be found on face, neck, and torso. These are the common noncancerous cyst that appears on the skin. They are not life-threatening and can grow slowly but may become uncomfortable if left unchecked. Sebaceous cysts are caused by sebaceous glands which secrete the oil called sebum.

The cyst can be formed when the gland or passage of sebum become blocked or damaged. Since sebaceous cysts are not harmful, it will be your choice if you want it removed. Your doctor can treat them by either draining it – since they contain oil or by surgically removing it.

Another severe cause of bumps on the face is psoriasis. Psoriasis is  a common autoimmune condition which causes dry and scaly skin. This is caused by the rapid buildup of skin cells that results in inflammation and scaling on the skin’s surface.

Unfortunately, psoriasis has no known cure yet. Currently, there are creams and ointments which can reduce inflammation and scaling and slow the rapid growth of skin cells.

When you notice some bumps on your face, it is better not to neglect it. Being aware of whatever is happening to your own skin can give you the chance to take prompt  action to treat it.