June 24, 2014

Easy Fixes For Hairline Breakouts

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is not restricted to any age group. People in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even their 50s can still have occasional breakouts or major acne issues. It's also the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40-50 million Americans. 

Acne can pop up anywhere -- on your face, your back, your chest, and, very commonly... your hairline. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy fixes for hairline breakouts as they might be occurring due to your environment or personal habits.

If you break out along the periphery of your face, read this checklist to find out what the problem may be: 

  • You lie on your hair at night, causing friction that leads to the irritation of your pores or deposits of styling product and/or conditioner onto the skin, which then leads to pore clogging and congestion.
  • Not washing properly along your hairline because you don't want to get your hair wet.
  • Hair-styling product that has been bleeding down past the hairline due to gravity and perspiration. If you use mousse or pomade, these types of products are very clogging to skin that is acne-prone. Hairspray and gel don't always clog pores but can block them so that skin can end up clogging itself through the overproduction and backup of oils. Talk to your stylist about ways to style your hair without these products.
  • Your cleanser simply isn't doing it's job! 

If you're still not sure about your hairline breakouts, fill out my Eval By Email® Skincare form so that we can both put our heads together to figure out the cause (and a solution!) to your skincare troubles.

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