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Dealing with acne is a persistent problem for many. While your confidence can usually be affected by breakouts, getting rid of acne hinges more on the pain factor. It’s incredibly rewarding to have clear skin, but it’s even more desirable because of less pain and redness in the area. Acne can also lead to bleeding, sudden scarring, and hyperpigmentation, which can be distressing for many.

Although others experience acne in various parts of their faces, others only get them along the hairline, upper parts of the face, and even along the neck. Most people believe that acne is caused by a variety of factors, but these specific acne areas point to a single culprit—hair care products.

Shampoos, conditioners, and even styling products cause black and whiteheads to develop, later leading to painful acne. These bumps can be either subtle and blatant, depending on the current state of your skin. They’re medically called acne cosmetica, which is acne caused byproducts used on the hair.

 

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Why do specific hair care products lead to breakouts?

While not all hair products cause breakouts, those that contain harsh chemicals and comedogenic oils eventually clog your pores. And once your pores are clogged, expect acne to occur. You’ll also see whiteheads and bumps forming alongside the acne, which usually appears around the hairlines, forehead, and even the back of your neck. 

To help you choose products carefully, here is a rundown of all the hair products that likely contain harsh ingredients:

  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Waxes
  • Pastes
  • Styling gels
  • Sprays
  • Shaving creams

You’ll want to ensure that the products you choose are naturally sourced, as well as with nutrient-rich oils that do not clog your pores. 


What can you do to stop these breakouts from occurring?

The only way to stop these breakouts from happening is to stop using the offending products. You’ll find your acne slowly clearing, but it can also be difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes it. A trial and process error may be necessary, but you must be extremely patient—stopping the use of products does not guarantee results overnight. More often than not, it can take up to 6 weeks for your acne to clear. 

As you wait for your skin to recover, make sure to wash residue off of everything the items your hair and skin are exposed to most. This includes the following items:

  • Hats and caps
  • Headbands and hair clips
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Combs and brushes 

It’s Time To Choose Natural Products

If you’re facing sudden acne breakouts around your hairline, forehead, and neck area, your hair care products are likely the culprit. Make sure to pay attention to all the products listed, as caring for your hair also means taking good care of your skin. You’ll need to pack up a huge amount of patience, however, but finding the product causing you the problem will help clear up your skin in no time.

To help your skin further heal, allow A Daima to help. We are a plant-based skincare brand, offering you luxurious, fragrance-free skincare products designed to help you glow. We dig deeper and stick to the natural, ensuring that your skin also stays healthy. 

For acne breakouts, try our Evening Rituals Kit. It treats skin inflammation and nourishes the skin, giving you a glow like no other. Order yours today!