The Acne Awareness Movement (“Mini Bumps”)

I call them “mini bumps” or “plain old acne”

I think these straight forward terms are helping people understand this situation better.

Here’s another contribution that is revealing the silent epidemic of conventional treatment failure:

Here’s a few cases of mini bumps for those who are seeking hope for this very common condition:

Hope these cases helped.
I’ll be here,
-Dr. Neal
See one, gain hope, get inactivated. Then make one, and give hope.
(That’s the movement of The Acne Practice)

Dr. Neal’s Lingo: “Mini Bumps”

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85 Responses to “The Acne Awareness Movement (“Mini Bumps”)”

  1. Noell Says:

    I have a lot of mini bumps and want to know how to get rid of them, I’m 15 years old and it really affects the way I see myself and I’m definetly not happy about the way I look

  2. admin Says:

    hey Noell,
    they can be very stubborn, I’ll email you in a moment.
    -Dr. Neal

  3. fakier Says:

    Hi, I’ve always had perfect skin until about two months ago. I’m 19 and have mini bumps on my right cheek, and one section where there seems to be a scar forming? I’ve googled everything. It’s not really the bumps that are getting me down, it’s the dark spot(s). I’ve tried bio oil, lemon juice etc but to no avail. Please help.

  4. sosoo Says:

    Hi Good afternoon i have a alot of mini bumpbs in my skin i use some acne cleaner but it doesnt work its really embarsassing me please help me !!!
    Thank you

  5. Kirby Says:


    I’ve had these tiny bumps on my forehead for nearly a year now. I tried everything and they’re not going away! Help, please? 🙁

  6. Yaritza Says:

    Hey my name is yaritza and I was just wondering what kit exactly do I use to get rid of mini bumps… Please and thank you! Iv been trying to get rid of them for 4 years now

  7. admin Says:

    hello, feel free to call the office or email me anytime.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  8. admin Says:


    Feel free to call the office if you have any specific questions. If you are ready to begin your bootcamp journey to total control of your skin, see the “which kit is right for me” on the home page and follow the prompts from there.

    I’ll be here if you have any questions or concerns.

    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  9. admin Says:


    Feel free to call the office and ask for me directly if you have any specific questions. If you are ready to begin your bootcamp journey to total control of your skin, see the “which kit is right for me” on the home page and follow the prompts from there.

    I’ll be here if you have any questions or concerns. 212-869-1303

    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  10. Kelly Says:

    I have small skin color bumps,they are small. They are on my forehead. I have dry skin but sometimes it is oily. I wear only a small amount of makeup. I have tried alot of diffrent products and all I want is to have a clear smooth forehead. What should I do?

  11. admin Says:


    I’ll email you back. If ready to begin your journey here, see the “which kit is right for me” button on the home page and follow the prompts.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  12. Anastasija Says:

    I have had a case of these little bumps from the age 12 I’m 14 now I’ve tried a lot of products aswell as doctors prescribed tablets and cream I really want help on how to remove them. My mother doesent have a whole lot of money to continue spending on experimenting with treatments so this is my last resort. I mostly have them on my forehead and they look absolutely horrible!
    Please Help!

  13. admin Says:

    @Anastasija hello, I have emailed you. Feel free to call the office anytime. I’ll be here, -Dr. Neal

  14. Sinh Nguyen Says:

    I’m 16 years old and I worked at a cafe shop where I’ve been exposed to second hand smoke. I think that’s the reason why I broke out. I used to be flawless on my cheeks until I started working .I believe that my skin absorbed the chemicals in the air causing me to break out. I think my blood capillaries are either infected or damaged. I have a lot of mini bumps all over my cheeks, temples, and jawline . I have a couple of cyst also. My face used to really be inflamed but ever since I quit, the inflammation is better now. Underneath my skin seems to be blood capillaries that have been damage . You can see it too. I feel like I repeated myself a lot but do you think your acne boot camp will help me?

  15. admin Says:

    hello Sinh,
    this program is for all persistent acne sufferers regardless of the cause. I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  16. admin Says:

    hey Sinh,

    your email bounced back to me. Feel free to call the office or email on the home page anytime.

    thanks, have a great day,
    -Dr. Neal

  17. Lyla Says:

    I have a problem with my skin and have done for a very long time now. I have red bumps and pimples that are continuous on my forehead mainly but also on my chin and few on my cheeks. I am 14 almost 15 now and have had them since 13 ish and I have tried everything I can think of. Some fade and come back after a small period of time. It has really lowered my confidence and I cover it up with foundation but they are still obvious. I have oily skin also.

  18. admin Says:

    I’ll email you back. Feel free to call the office anytime if needed.
    -Dr. Neal

  19. Shukri Ibrahim Says:

    Hi Dr Neal

    I have had mini bumps for about 6-7 years now i started getting it when i was about 13. I cannot remember the time i had clear skin, and i can’t even wear make up because it makes it worse. It may clear a little bit when its winter but when its summer (or warm weather) it gets really, really bad. I live in Australia so the weather doesn’t help. i have tried many things but i haven’t found something that works.
    Im hoping you can help me,
    (i have oily skin)

    Thank you

  20. admin Says:

    Hello Shukri,

    I’ll email you back. This program begins with the “which kit is right for me” button on the home page.

    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  21. Lucy Says:

    Hi, I have similar case to some of above pictures/videos – how do can I improve my skin- please help

  22. admin Says:

    Feel free to email or call anytime. We take care of these bumps daily in acne bootcamp.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  23. Diana Says:

    hi! i am 15 and have mini bumps all over my forehead and a few on my chin, as well as scarring from a bad microdermabrasion treatment..what should i use to treat these? thank you so much!

  24. admin Says:

    I’ll write you back in an email. In general, everyone here uses the starter kits for acne bootcamp. Feel free to call anytime as well if you need. 212-869-1303
    -Dr. Neal

  25. Anna Says:

    Hi, Dr.Neal
    I have a lot of mini bumps all over my face mainly on my nose, cheeks, and forehead.
    they can be painful at times when i touch them. also some are really red. this discourages me a lot they are really embarrassing. I am 17 now, i have had acne since i was 10 and I am going to be graduating high school next year. i will soon be going into the work field and this does not make me feel confident i have tried many things but nothing works can you please help.
    Thank you

  26. admin Says:

    hey Anna,
    I’ll email you back. Feel free to call the office if you need.
    Talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  27. Holly Smith Says:

    Im 17 and I’ve had a problem with acne for about 2 years. It isn’t serious but I have a lot of small bumps on my face. I have been to the doctors twice who have prescribed me some pills but they both don’t seem to work. I have become very insecure about this and end up puttin makeup on to try and cover it but in the daylight it still shows them very clearly. I also get very greasy skin by the end of the day. I just wanted some tips or skin care routines that I could use to treat these bumps?

  28. admin Says:

    Hey Holly,
    I’ll email you. the “which kit is right for me” button on the home page is accurate, regardless of the size of the bumps.
    Talk to you soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  29. Amy Says:

    Hello Dr,

    Please help me! I have a lot mini bumps on my face!
    Please tell me how can I get rid of them

    Thank you so much

  30. admin Says:

    Hello Amy,
    I’ll email you. If you’re ready, The “which kit is right for me” button on the home page is clinically accurate.
    Talk to you soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  31. khalil Says:

    Hello Dr,

    I have 20 yesrs old and my skin is very oily,im really hopless with it I got acne (mini bumps covering my face specially the forehead.

    Can u please help me getting rid of these mini acne 🙁

    Looking forward hearing from you.

    My regards

  32. admin Says:

    hey Khalil,
    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  33. kathy Says:

    Hi,i have a lot of mini bumps since 17,now i am 21!i feel so upset and i cant get rid of them !please help!thank you!

  34. admin Says:

    hey Kathy,
    I’ll email you back. The journey here starts with the “which kit is right for me” button on the home page.
    talk to you soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  35. Ayla Says:

    Hello Dr. Neal,

    I have suffered from mini bumps ever since puberty, I am 22 years old now and they seem to be getting worse. I used to have a lot of spots when I hit puberty but that is all away now and I usually get the odd one here and there. My mini bumps are mostly on my forehead, chin and cheeks. I have tried squeezing them but they are so many and are very bad and I end up scarring myself resulting in dark spots. They are almost like Milia type of bump. I do suffer from milia around my eyes. My skin is normal/combination, very dry around the nose/cheek area, and oily on the T-zone. What can you recommend to get rid of them to get a smooth complexion for good? Please heeelp! 🙂

  36. admin Says:

    I’ll email you back. The “which kit is right for me” button is clinically accurate if needed.
    talk to you in a bit,
    -Dr. Neal

  37. Rubab Says:

    Im 19 yrs old i came across your youtube channel. I dont suffer from a lotta acne my main concern is these little bums on my chin, forehead and cheek area. Its embarrassing and it has brought a negative change in my personality.
    Please get back to me as soon as you can.

  38. DR Neal Says:

    I’ll email you back. The “which kit is right for me” button on the home page is clinically accurate for mini bumps.
    Talk to you soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  39. Corrinne Nicole Says:

    hey there, ive been going to the dermatologist and I haven’t seen any defferences with my skin. my next step is Accutane. im not reall comforatable with doing that yet. id love to know how you could help. I have these bumps, but mine are a little bigger and they are just bumps. not red, no puss sticking out of them. (although if you do pop them they will have white puss in them) not all of them will pop though. let me know if you can help!!! 🙂

  40. DR Neal Says:

    Feel free to email on the site or call me anytime.
    Accutane is only one option, certainly not necessary for acne.
    I’ll be here if you need,
    -Dr. Neal

    (212) 869-1303

  41. kelsey Says:

    I have bad acne and scars all over from face chest back ect. I’m going on yaz to see if its hormonal or not.. But I see these results I need help!

  42. DR Neal Says:


    sorry to hear it. The yaz will not reveal any diagnostic information about your acne as birth control pills have the potential to help acne in general. I think the video “understanding hormonal acne” on the lower home page may help. I’ll email you, I’m available if you need, -Dr. Neal

  43. Angel Says:

    Hi Dr. Neal,

    Saw the video on youtube and it leads me to this site. I have combination skin and have little bumps on all over my face. My case is quite similar to the second video above. Tried proactiv but didn’t work for me. And would like to try bootcamp but dunno which kit will suits me.

  44. DR Neal Says:

    hello Angel,
    The which kit is right for me button on the home page is clinically accurate and each kit can be adjusted as needed in the program.

    Feel free to call or email any time if you need any assistance.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

    (212) 869-1303
    (email is on home page if needed)

  45. Maggie Says:

    I’ve been suffering with acne for about 5 years now. I have combination skin but my whole face will become oily by the end of the day. I suffer from what you call “mini bumps” and also some occassional larger bumps but there are always mini bumps covering most of the area of my cheeks and parts of my forehead. It’s became hard to feel confident about myself having these. While I do wear makeup to cover them up, I still can’t find the confidence I want. Hoping you can help me.

  46. DR Neal Says:

    hi Maggie,
    I sent you an email response. The which kit is right for me button on the home page is clinically accurate and all the kits can be adjusted as needed. Feel free to email or call anytime.

    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  47. Boris Says:

    Hello, Dr. Neal.
    I am 25 (almost 26) years old male suffering from different types of mild form of acne for about 5 yeras, i tryed many things, bp, antibiotics, many types of pillings and different cosmetics with different acid’s (glycolic, salicylic, azeliac and others) and many other thnigs. Some thnigs helped me sometimes but i didn’t solve my problem at all. My problem now – Mini bumps on forehead, i suffers from it for about 3-4 years, got a big problems with self confidnece because of this. I can’t say that there’re a lot of them but if i see one i always try to squeeze them sometimes it work’s but offen i just damage my skin. The most of this mini bumps is what i call closed comedons, and some of them are little acne elemtns – so this is the main problem. Also i have some type of enlarged pores on nose (not very much and i can’t say that it suffers me very much but still) my cheek area is almost all right, some times some comedons and bumps but rare and it’s not a big problem. The chin is perfect. So i read and watched a lot of your videos it gives hope – and it’s very nice, BUT i still can’t understnad many things – how just a cosmetics without pillings without squeezing scin can help with mini bump problem, how can it help with exfoliaction of pores which some times hard to squeeze with hand – and it’s just a cosmetics. And 2nd question i don’t understand the ingridients – how can it works without retinol, acids ? Sorry for my English.
    p.s forget to disribe my scin it’s about oily (not very oily ) on forehead and nose, and normal on cheek and chin. Thank you.

  48. DR Neal Says:

    hey Boris, I sent you an email and a voice memo. Feel free to call or email me anytime.
    have a great day,
    -Dr. Neal

  49. Helena Says:

    Hey Dr. Neal, I have about 30 bumps on my forehead that really affect my confidence and the way i see myself in the mirror. I was wondering how to get rid of them. I’m 15 years old.

  50. Dr. Neal Says:

    I’ll email you back. The “Which kit is right for me” button on the home page is clinically accurate.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  51. Yiikiyi Says:

    hi, dr. Neal, I have the same problem on my forehead and noise for 5 years, Now I am 19 years old, but I still cannot get rid of them. Then, I started to wash my face with different kinds of products, my forehead become oily. So I stopped to use products again. I only use oatmeal and honey because my skin is sensitive. My oily forehead has controlled a little bit, but it’s still oily after the day.
    My bumps on the forehead looks like under the skin. I don’t know why.
    Thank you

  52. Dr. Neal Says:

    hi Yiikiyi,

    I sent you an email. Feel free to call or email me anytime.
    have a great day,
    -Dr. Neal

  53. Mariam Says:

    I have been suffering from mini bumbs for God knows how long. I tried everything; I’ve seen so many doctors, tried pills, scrubs, soaps, exfoliates and even aesthetics laser therapy. Nothing worked for me.

    December of 2013, I stumbled on one of the Acne Practice’s videos on YouTube and decided to check out their website. I was surprised to see so much information on the type of acne I was suffering from; mini bumps. I saw tons of testimonials and videos and decided to give it a try.

    I received the acne boot-camp kit in January and OMG did I see a world of change in just two weeks!!! I noticed 80% reduction of my mini bumps and on my 3rd week I didn’t need to put on so much foundation and concealer and my skin looked healthier and less greasy. Marks started to fade and inflammation and redness began to subside. In almost a month I stopped wearing foundation all together. I would just put on spot concealer on certain areas and walk out the door! For people who don’t have acne, they can never understand the gravity of walking out of their house, let alone the bathroom, without a thick layer of makeup just to look normal.

    I suffer from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and when my hormonal imbalance gets worse at times I get some breakouts here and there but I understand that the Acne Practice is just skin deepl and not systemic and in order to get my acne situation under control I need to get my hormones in check. However, the world of change of the before and after is amazing. Smaller pores, smoother looking skin, less oiliness, and marks are almost all gone with no additional treatments.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much, Dr. Neal!

  54. Dr. Neal Says:

    you’re welcome Mariam,

    thanks for sharing your experience! (that’s what the movement is all about)

    -Dr. Neal

    p.s. Just wanted to let you know, I also have a beta bootcamp for treating PCOS without medications if you are interested. Contact me anytime to work on it all as needed. Have a great day.

  55. annie Says:

    Dear doctor neal,

    I have just share some of my skin problems in your acne bootcamp facebook.i have a serious mini bumps on my face. Please help me dr neal.

  56. annie Says:

    Hai dr neal,

    I have been suffering from a serious whitebumps on my face since early february. For almost a year, I have been purchasing alots of skin products, seeing skin doctors and spending lots of money.a few said I have sebaceous dermatitis and milia whiteheads..However after seeing through the clips , I realise the skin problems that I am having are actually whitebumps as you mentioned. I really wanna try your kit and please help me to recommend one that suit my skin is quite oily and I sensitive to salicylic acid as the acid makes my skin reddish and peeling before.i also have the dark spots and pores left after pricking these whitebumps.i hope my skin will turn smooth in which I used to be.

  57. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Annie,
    Feel free to email or call me anytime. I’ll be here for you.
    -Dr. Neal

    p.s. the “which kit right for me” button on the home page is clinically accurate and the kits can easily be adjusted in the interactive program if needed.

  58. Keila Says:

    Dr. Oneal
    I don’t know how I even got these bumps I’ve never had any acne problems before I
    Recently just started getting a lot of bumps around the cheeks and the jawline and a couple on my forehead. They’re really annoying and I just don’t feel confident about my skin anymore. It’s really embarrassing having these bumps! Please help!!

  59. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Keila,

    I’ll email you. If ready, the “which kit is right for me” button on the home page is clinically accurate for these mini bumps.
    I’ll be here,
    -Dr. Neal

  60. Areti Says:

    Hello Dr. Neal.I’m 15 years old and i have a lot of mini bumps on my cheeks,chin and on forehead.I never really had acne or many pimples but the last 1-2 years i recognizes those little bumps!I feel so bad when i touch my face.It makes me feel so uncomfortable! Please help me get rid of them!
    Thank you for your time.

  61. Dr. Neal Says:

    Hi Areti,

    I emailed you, but it bounced back to me. Feel free to call 212-869-1303 or try emailing again.

    I can help you, these mini bumps are always treatable. 🙂

    -Dr. Neal

  62. Areti Says:

    I would appreciate it if you could try one more time (i sent you wrong email sorry).Thank you very much!

  63. Corinne Says:

    Hi, I have had acne for a while, since I was in about 7th grade and I am now going to be graduating this spring. I have little bumps that don’t ever go away no matter what I do. I sometimes get bigger bumps but it’s mostly the little ones I’m annoyed with. I am very insecure about my skin and I really hope you can help me because I want to go off to college with beautiful skin. Thank you

  64. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Corinne,
    I’ll email you. feel free to call anytime also,
    -Dr. Neal

  65. johannah gaan Says:

    HI im a 12 years old girl…im suffering from..many many mini bumps..almost covered my face…i tried to use everything but they doesn’t work…i need your help bacause mini bumps onmy face affects my….life and my personality…and i have no confidence.. 🙁 🙁

  66. Dr. Neal Says:

    hello Johannah,
    your email bounced back to me, may have been a typo.
    I’m here for you,
    -Dr. Neal

  67. Raj Says:

    Hello.. I am 19 and I have small red circular spots on my cheeks only. Itching is the major problem I am facing and it goes and comes again after some time. I have been facing this problem for past two 1 year. Please suggest some home remedies to solve my problem. The redness fade away with time but th le skin becomes rough and irregular. Please help me out! Please email me as soon as possible! Please.. 🙁

  68. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Raj,
    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  69. Dev Says:

    I have a few of these tiny bumps on my cheeks, chin and forehead. I used to have more severe acne before but now it’s just these tiny bumps. I want to get rid of them. Please help!

  70. Dr. Neal Says:

    hello Dev,
    I’ll email you.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  71. amie Says:

    i have mini bumps and they arent THAT noticable from far away but when i wear foundation its alot more noticable and i was hoping you could help me get rid of them pleeaaaase!

  72. jayson Says:

    Me too i have mini bump !? this mini bump not gone im 16 plss help me i didn’t like my face when i saw my self in the mirror :((

  73. Dr. Neal Says:

    Hey Amie,
    I will email you shortly.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  74. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Jayson

    I will email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  75. Makayla Jacklin Says:

    I have a lot of mini bumps on my skin and some huge ones. It really makes me feel ugly and sad. I have tried a lot of things. Please help me.

  76. Dr. Neal Says:

    Hello Makayla,

    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  77. Erica Lois Says:

    I have a lot of mini bumps on my cheeks only. I am 23 years old and have been suffering from acne since I was 16 years old. Please help me.

  78. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Erica,
    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  79. Ally Says:

    My face looks just like “combination and ‘mini bumps'” story. I used to have perfect skin, maybe one small pimple around the time of my period. I joined the army about 5 months ago… and boom, my skin EXPLODED with acne. now i have scars and big embarrassing bumps everywhere. i am so self conscious. i used to be beautiful and now i can’t even leave the house or look anybody in the eye. 🙁 i have tried birth control, topical treatments, oral antibiotics, everything…. and nothing is working. please help!!

  80. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Ally,
    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  81. rahul Says:

    i have large no of mini bumps on my face

  82. rahul Says:

    as like combination of pimple and bumps

  83. Dr. Neal Says:

    hey Rahul,

    I’ll email you back.
    talk soon,
    -Dr. Neal

  84. Jennifer Cruz Says:

    Hello Dr Neal I’m new to this I ended up here because I was watching how to get rid of small bumps on the face I have small bumps and they are annoying they are literally all over my face I’m scared I need help I always cry myself to sleep because I want a nice clear face I hate it I love wearing makeup but now my makeup is all ugly because I can hide those bumps no more they are always showing up it seems that at the beginning of this year 2014 my face was really nice and smooth and now is just horrible I have done research and I think they are called milia I don’t know but I have done an tried everything I have spend so much money please
    help I feel ugly and I don’t like to take pictures because you can see those little bumps I just hope you can help me thanks !

  85. Dr. Neal Says:

    Hey Jennifer,

    don’t worry, it’s all treatable despite any prior failure.
    I’ll email you,
    -Dr. Neal

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