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Forehead Acne and What You Can Do About It

September 06, 2015 3 min read

Do you notice zits showing up across your forehead frequently? If so, below will be some reasoning behind this madness so you can reverse this issue. Even certain lifestyle choices and products can cause your skin to make you break out. Below are seven things you can take advantage of to get rid of them and gain your confidence back. You May Have Dandruff Dandruff is a huge culprit when it comes to having zits on your forehead and face. When your scalp begins to shed the flakes, they end up on your face and forehead. The tiny flake particles will clog your pores up, which then will lead to breakouts. What to do: Use a good dandruff shampoo at least twice each week.   Are You Exfoliating Too Often? Skin exfoliation is a common and useful way to rid your face of dead skin cells to restore the natural glow to your face. However, you shouldn’t do this every day. When you over-exfoliate, damage can be done to your skin as it will become dry and rough. Your sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands) are sent into an over-drive state when you do this every day. What to do: Only exfoliate 1-2 times each week. Do You Have an Oily Scalp? If you have an oily scalp, your skin by your hairline will most likely be oily as well, which will lead to a built-up in your pores. This will trigger acne. What to do: Use a mild type of hair cleanser every other day that is meant for just oily hair. This will prevent a buildup of greasiness and oil.   Are You Using The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type? If you have skin that is prone to acne, its best to stay away from cosmetics. However, it’s not that you need to completely skip out on makeup – you should just make sure you are using the correct foundations. If you have oily skin that is prone to acne, try to opt for water-based foundation. The loose particles from cosmetic powder can block the pores. Never share makeup brushes with other people as well. What to do: Find a gentle cosmetic that is right for you. Be sure to take your makeup off before going to bed every night. Eating Junk Food Having a poor immune system is one of the most common effects of acne. If you have a diet that consists of greasy and fried food, it will most likely show on your face and forehead. However, the great thing about this is that it’s easy to alter those eating habits around now. What to do: Consume more fruits and veggies with your meals. Also, drink a lot of water, as well as avoiding excess amounts of sugar, oil, and salt is beneficial.   Which Hair Products Are You Using? Hair products tend to be filled with many comedogenic substances. If hairsprays, hair creams, and serums come in contact with the skin, it will clog up your pores and can lead to acne. Avoid using those products whenever you are able to. What to do: Continue washing your hair on a routine basis, even with only water between shampoos. Keep your hair away out of your face and forehead while you are using hair products. Do You Wear Scarves and Caps? If you have a love for scarves and caps, it’s crucial that you are washing them on a frequent basis. Scarves and caps will absorb the sweat from the neck and scalp. They will also collect all the bacteria from those areas as well. This will lead to acne when you wear these items again. What to do: Wash your scarves and caps right after you wear them. You can also add 1-2 drops of Dettol to the water and let it soak for about 15 minutes prior to washing them.   Source: PopXO

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