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Teenager with dry skin. Have black spots under lips and nose. Reason for dots?

I m 14 and I m slow behind on puberty , I know that s normal and it s not my question, just an fyi. I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror and noticed tiny black dots under my lip and at the side of my nose and on my nose. They are less than a milimeter in diameter and have not risen abouve the skin (Not bumpy). I have very dry skin and have never had acne spots before. Can you tell me what these dots are? please Also, there are about 15 of them in each place, not just one dot. A bunch. You can barely see them unless you look closely though.
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Jonathon,
You might be having a combination skin(dry with oily t zone). To keep your skin well hydrated use a mild face wash and a moisturiser well suited to your skin type. The black spots that you have mentioned might be black heads. Comedones and acne are quite common in adolescence. So don't worry. You can get them extracted and can apply anti acne gel to prevent further occurrence( like application of adapalene gel at concerned areas in night). Hope that solves your query. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Amit Kumar Agarwal's  Response
Dear Jonathon
These are blackheads or comedones-early acne lesions
Since you have dry skin with blackheads a water based moisturizer will be more suitable.
Try to avoid very oily moisturizer. Go for a lotion instead of cream
Dr amit
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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