Dealing with acne is a task. Apart from trying to get rid of it, you also need to make sure to not keep touching it. While you can manage to keep your hands off the acne on the rest of your face, accidentally bumping into a pimple with a comb while brushing your hair can be one of the most painful couple of seconds of your life — A minute of silence for those who’ve experienced this.
Hairline pimples are primarily caused due to excess oil production that clog the pores near your hairline. These tiny painful bumps may not be visible but are a nuisance regardless.
Fortunately, there are simple ways to deal with and keep pesky hairline acne at bay. Check them out!
- 01. Focus on oil control
- 02. Use non-comedogenic makeup
- 03. Use lightweight hair products
- 04. Proper use of hair accessories
01. Focus on oil control
Your scalp is also skin after all and can suffer from similar issues. Excess sebum production on the scalp can cause redness and swelling, which can lead to pimples. This can be combated by using facial cleansers and moisturisers with ingredients like tea tree oil or salicylic acid that get rid of bacteria and mattify the skin. Make sure to take your cleansers to your hairline while washing your face, especially at the end of a long day.
Apart from illness, hairline acne can also be caused due to issues like dandruff, dry scalp and flakiness. The best way to stop this is to keep your scalp healthy by using shampoos and conditioners that contain antioxidant and nourishing benefits. Argan oil-infused scalp scrubs have been known to treat dryness, gently exfoliate and boost circulation to improve scalp health.
02. Use non-comedogenic makeup
When taking off makeup at the end of a long day, make sure you clean it from the hairline as well using makeup remover or micellar water.
Also, start using non-comedogenic makeup products (that don’t clog pores) and try to go light on the coverage near the hairline. You should also keep your makeup tool clean… they are a breeding ground for acne-causing bacteria.
03. Use lightweight hair products
Be extra cautious while using heavy hair products like pomades, styling creams or hair clay masks. They tend to clog pores which can lead to breakouts. Even thick, cream-based shampoos and conditioners can be too harsh for your scalp because of their rich formula. Sulfates present in hairspray and some dry shampoos can worsen hairline acne as well.
Minimise your use of heavy hair styling products. Try using lightweight products that are thinner in consistency and don’t contain emollients like oils and butters that clog the pores.
04. Proper use of hair accessories
Hair accessories that are worn while working out or with your day to day ensemble need to be washed and used with care. Take off your headbands as soon as you’re back from a run and wash your headscarf after being out and about all day in pollution. This also goes for hairbrushes and combs — they need to be regularly cleaned to avoid any bacterial infections.