Acne can appear anywhere and at any time, without any prior warning. If you are eating healthy, exercising regularly, following a good skincare routine and still getting acne, it's essential to get to the root of the problem. Sometimes, recurring acne on a particular area of the face indicates an underlying health concern. However, at other times, it could simply be a hygiene issue.

Hairline acne is common and can be painful, sometimes it's challenging to treat too. If you’re experiencing acne along the hairline, here are five reasons that could be to blame.


01. Not washing your hair regularly

Not washing your hair regularly

First things first, if your hair and scalp are dirty, you are bound to get acne. In fact, it can also lead to acne on your forehead and temple. Wash your hair thrice a week with a deep cleansing shampoo such as the Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo to get rid of dirt and product buildup. This will allow the scalp to breathe and keep breakouts at bay.


02. Oily scalp

Oily scalp

If your scalp is naturally oily or gets sweaty quickly, the excess oil can clog the pores and cause acne. So you have to make sure your hair stays clean and oil-free in-between washes. How to do that? Get your hands on dry shampoo. The Dove Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo will soak excess oil and sweat from your hair and scalp and keep it clean until the next hair wash.


03. Using dirty fabric or material

Using dirty fabric or material

The things you wear around your head such as helmet, headbands, hats and scarves can also be the reason behind hairline acne. Apart from friction caused by these hair accessories, not cleaning or washing them after regular use can also clog pores around the hairline and lead to acne.


04. Excess use of hair styling products

Excess use of hair styling products

Your favourite hair styling products may be helping you create the most gorgeous hairstyles, but they can also be responsible for causing hairline acne. One of the most common causes of hairline acne is hair styling products — they are also called pomade acne. If you have oily skin, avoid products that contain natural oils like flaxseed, avocado and marula as they can clog pores.


05. Poor skincare habits

Poor skincare habits

If you have oily, acne-prone skin, chances are, you use products suitable for your skin type. However, if you are not applying the product evenly, all the way up to the start of your hairline, that could also be the reason behind your acne. Even while washing your face, make sure you are cleansing your face right up to the hairline.