Did you know that not only skin care products, but also hair care products, can cause acne (acne cosmetica)? If you breakout primarily around your hairline and/or forehead, your hair care products could be the cause. That’s because, greasy or irritating ingredients in sprays, gels, mousses and waxes can clog pores.
Furthermore, your shampoo and conditioner may also cause acne around the hairline and/or forehead. As I previously told you in Choosing facial cleansers, most shampoos contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The percentage varies in different shampoos, but these chemicals are highly comedogenic and are known to cause breakouts in some people. Besides, silicones like Dimethicone are also comedogenic ingredients commonly found in hair care products, particularly conditioners. (Read Silicone-base hair care products if you want to know more.
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So, if you tend to breakout around the hairline and forehead area; shampoo and condition your hair, rinse carefully (with cold water) and always wash your face afterwards. You should also use as little product as necessary to get the job done.
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