5 Things That Can Cause Pimples On Your Eyebrows

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
5 things that can cause pimples on your eyebrows

Pimples on the brows are common. When the hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells, oil and bacteria, it can result in pimples. If you’ve been experiencing tiny bumps, inflammation or pimples on or around your brows and wondering what’s causing them, you’ve come to the right place. Read on as we take you through five common things that can cause pimples on the eyebrows…


Threading and waxing your brows

Dirty makeup tools can cause pimples on your eyebrows

Using the threading or waxing method to shape your brows — especially if you have sensitive skin — can lead to pimples on the brows. So, does that mean you should never shape your brown again? Absolutely not! Simply wash and gently exfoliate your brows before going in for a threading or waxing sesh. Post the sesh, apply ice to soothe the area.


Brow products

Dirty makeup tools can cause pimples on your eyebrows

Brow products that contain ingredients such as petroleum, silicones and VA/VP copolymer that can clog your pores and lead to breakouts and blackheads. Try to pick products that are labelled noncomedogenic to keep pimples at bay.


Your hairstyle

Dirty makeup tools can cause pimples on your eyebrows

Well, your hair might be the culprit too. Some hairstyles — such as brow grazing bangs — constantly touch your forehead and brows, transferring the oils and dirt from your hair to the face. This can cause your pores to clog and ultimately lead to breakouts. To ensure this doesn’t happen, keep your bangs away from your face using hairpins or a headband.


Product build-up

Dirty makeup tools can cause pimples on your eyebrows

Since most women don’t pay much attention to their brows while washing their face, it further aggravates the problem. Always cleanse your brows before hitting the sheets to get rid of product build-up and excess oil that can lead to clogged pores and acne.


Dirty makeup tools

Dirty makeup tools can cause pimples on your eyebrows

If you’re guilty of not washing your makeup tools frequently, this might very well be the cause for acne on your brows. Dirty tools are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and every time you use them on your face, it can transfer the bacteria to your brows leading to acne and breakouts. Hence, it’s necessary to keep your tools squeaky clean.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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