Are Hair Products Causing Your Breakouts?

Are Hair Products Causing Your Breakouts?

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Leading causes of breakouts maybe your hair products

The first thing that usually comes to mind when dealing with stubborn acne is the products being used in skincare regimen, not many people would consider hair products that could be the leading cause of your breakouts! Many hair products, such as pomade or gel, contain oils. If your skin absorbs these oils, they can clog your pores, leading to whiteheads and tiny, closed bumps called papules. People usually notice them on their hairline, the back of the neck, and the forehead. Additionally, shampoo and conditioner that isn’t properly rinsed out can also sit on your skin and clog your pores. 

How to treat acne caused by hair products

While there are many acne treatment options, a recommended first step is to quit using your current products completely and switch to less oily hair care products. You’ll likely notice clearer skin within a few weeks. If quitting cold turkey isn’t an option, explore products that are water or glycerin-based. Avoiding heavy oils, 2-in-1 shampoos, and high-heat products can help clear your skin. It’s also a best practice to regularly clean your pillowcases, sheets, and phone, as product residue can also contribute to your acne.

Healthy hair habits for the skin

When possible, keep your hair pulled away from your face. Oil can get onto your skin throughout the day, contributing to breakouts. Experts suggest showering after workouts and before bed to rinse off products and sweat accumulated throughout the day. In the shower, wash your hair before washing your face and body, so that any shampoo will be more thoroughly washed off your skin. 

Incorporating the Cleansing Brush sonic device easily remove any leftover hair products and debris, allowing a gentle deeper penetration into your pores to avoid blockage. This beauty tool is great for adding to your skin regime for building a healthy post hair wash or washing away any excessive hair product that may have seep down. 

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