What are these little bumps on my chin?
Mary – the little black dots on your chin are probably a type of mild acne (open comedones). And, if you’re 19, you’re probably still pretty oily especially in warmer weather. I think you’re on the right track and there are plenty of good things to try from the drugstore first before needing to see a doctor. Try a Neutrogena acne wash twice a day with salicylic acid in it and a glycolic lotion at night. Then add a gel with a little benzoyl peroxide in it in the morning – all drugstore products.
Make sure all of your makeup and lotions say noncomedogenic. Give it 8-10 weeks and then, if you’re not better, see an experienced aesthetician or your doctor. Dr. I