Have you ever noticed breakouts right along your hairline? For many people these breakouts are not just a skincare problem, they are the result of haircare products that leave behind oils or residue that clogs pores or irritates skin. If you’re not using acne-safe hair products, here are some signs you should be, and some tips to help prevent breakouts in the future.
Are Your Hair Products Causing Breakouts?
One of the easiest ways to figure out if your hair products are the cause of your breakouts is to look at where breakouts occur. If you notice acne right along your hairline or your forehead, the top of your jawline, and the back of your neck where your hair comes in contact with your skin, hair products might be to blame.
However, that’s not the only place where hair products can lead to breakouts. If you’re styling your hair first and then applying makeup without washing your hands thoroughly, some of the ingredients in your haircare products could also transfer to other parts of your face. Gels, waxes, pastes, and other styling products often include oils that are designed to moisturize your hair but are not good for your skin.
Preventing Breakouts from Haircare Products
If you think your hair products are the likely culprit for breakouts, there are some things you can do to prevent them.
Check the ingredients list
One of the easiest ways to find out if your haircare might be causing trouble is to read the list of ingredients in your shampoo, conditioner, gel, wax, and other styling products. If they contain a lot of oils, eliminating these products will often help. However, even products that say they are “oil-free” may still have ingredients like isopropyl myristate, silicones, petroleum, shea butter, sodium/ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, or sodium chloride, all of which can clog pores and trigger breakouts.
Cleanse your face after your hair
You can also change up your routine to cleanse your face after you get out of the shower or finish styling your hair. This will remove any residue or oils left behind and prevent clogged pores. Use a gentle, but effective acne cleaner and toner to remove all the oils and other chemicals from hair products and focus along your hairline, forehead, back, or neck.
Shop for acne-safe hair products
You may not be able to avoid all the ingredients that trigger breakouts in traditional haircare products off the store shelves. Purchasing products specifically designed to prevent acne is often the best choice. Acne-safe shampoos and conditioners are made with high-quality ingredients to leave hair soft and healthy while also fighting acne along your hairline, back, and neck.
Shop for your acne-safe shampoo and conditioner today at Jil Goorman Beauty.