Pimples are like those annoying guests that always arrive unannounced. And while you blame that pack of French fries you had the other day or the new skincare product you tired, the real culprit is just sitting there watching you freak out.

Any guesses as to who this sneaky culprit could be? Well, it’s none other than… your hair! Yes, you read that right! There is a very high possibility that your hair could be causing those pesky pimples on your face. Wanna know a crazy fact? Studies prove that your hair is one of the main causes of adult acne *yikes*. Well, before you contemplate going bald and wearing a wig for the rest of your life, hear us out. We’ve listed a couple of hair mistakes that can cause acne on your face and how to avoid them. Scroll below to find out what they are…

 

01. Skipping shower after a workout

01. Skipping shower after a workout

When you work out, the build-up on your scalp mixes with sweat and slides down your face bringing bacteria along with it and causing breakouts. That’s why you should rinse your hair post-workout to avoid this problem. Even if you don’t want to wash your hair every day, take a quick shower and simply rinse your scalp to get rid of sweat and oils that clog the pores.

 

02. Bangs

02. Bangs

The natural oils from your scalp get distributed evenly in your hair to keep it healthy and shiny. However, when you have bangs, these oils come in contact with your skin and irritate it leading to breakouts. Does that mean you can’t have bangs? No, simply try different hairstyles and pin your bangs back whenever possible.

 

03. Keeping your hair open while sleeping

03. Keeping your hair open while sleeping

When your hair feels dirty or greasy, its best to put it into a loose ponytail or bun before going to bed. This way, you will prevent your hair from coming in contact with your face and prevent unwanted breakouts.

 

04. Using hair products the wrong way

04. Using hair products the wrong way

Yes, some women can’t do without their trustworthy hair products. However, there is a right way to use them. To make sure your products stay only on your hair. Here’s a trick you can use: instead of spraying the product directly, apply with your fingers or brush.

 

05. Hair accessories

05. Hair accessories

If you wear hair accessories like hats or bandanas, make sure it’s not too tight as it can clog pores and lead to acne near the hairline. Wash your hair accessories regularly to get rid of the dirt, oil and sweat.