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Forehead Acne From Hair Products

Many people find that acne on their forehead shows up quickly after they change hairstyles or hair products.  This forehead acne can stick around, especially if your hairstyle change becomes a permanent look.  The truth is that, natural hair oils and hair product can transfer to the forehead.  This leads to clogged pores, which can develop into comedones (blackhead and whiteheads) or inflammatory acne (pimples.) Dr. Schweiger explains that, "Many of our patients, both male and female, notice that they start breaking out on their forehead when they change to a hairstyle with bangs.  The hair sits on their forehead all day and can lead to clogged pores, especially for people who consistently use hair products.  I recommend that patients with bangs wash with a salicylic acid cleanser in the morning and evening.  Salicylic acid is a great acne fighting ingredient, which works by unclogging the pores, so that acne cannot develop.  These patients also benefit from in-office medical facials and chemical peels, both of which help to unclog pores and reduce blackheads and whiteheads on the skin." Dr. Schweiger formulates a salicylic acid cleanser for his acne patients called ClearMe.  This cleanser should be used twice daily by patients with bangs, or patients who find that they are experiencing forehead acne.  In-office treatments, such as medical extractions and chemical peels, can also be quite helpful for combating forehead acne.  During medical extractions, a licensed aesthetician steams your pores and then cleans out the clogged pores and comedones on the skin.  During a chemical peel, a medical grade peeling agent is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and clean out clogged pores. Click here to read more about treatments for forehead acne.
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