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Can my hair style cause acne?

This post is inspired my my new hair cut. For the first time since I was a little girl I have bangs! I also recently learned how to style my hair thanks to online tutorials by Kate Bryan. I will have to post a picture sometime. With the increase in hairspray and foam lifting for body, I had noticed a few new bumps on my forehead and quickly went about my routine for keeping bumps under control. I thought I would share a few thoughts on the subject.

What you wear in your hair, can easily get onto your forehead and skin, causing clogged pores. Clogged pores can become inflamed and cause acne breakouts. The key is to catch it before it gets bad. Notice the first signs of bumps and make corrections quickly before the skin becomes severely clogged and pimples start to appear.

1.If you have really acne prone skin, try to keep the bangs laden with product and hair spray away from your forehead by using a bobby pin to create bangs that gracefully sweep across the forehead without touching the skin. You would need to have long bangs for that move.

2. Wash your hands before applying your skin care after styling your hair. If it is not too difficult, you could also wash your face after styling your hair (but be careful if you are a really messy face washer). I had a roommate in college who when finished washing her face it looked like a title wave had hit the entire bathroom counter. If this sounds like you, use a clean, soft wash cloth, so you don’t mess up your perfectly sculpted hair.

3. Use a preventative benzoyl peroxide product if you are not allergic. Keep it at a low percentage if you don’t have acne, but have noticed a few bumps appear due to some products you just used. I used the BPO only at night, every other night.

4. Use a gentle scrub a few times a week. I used the FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day Face Polish, smells so good but I wouldn’t normally recommend this to people who are really acne prone.

5. Continue with good skin care at home. So a few days of this and I can say with a smile that those few bumps are now gone. Cheers to beautiful skin and beautiful hair!