Bangs can accentuate and frame your face, help to soften your whole look, and bring out a certain youthful vibe.
It’s unfortunate that with great bangs come a greater possibility of breakouts. Your hair can trap dirt, sweat, and oil while hair products can increase clogged pores and irritate the skin.
We’re no strangers to having bangs, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help minimise those annoying forehead pimples. That way, you can still keep your gorgeous hairstyle.
Keep your bangs away from your skin
While this is probably the most obvious answer to forehead acne, we do not mean you should totally grow out your bangs. Instead, try sleeking them back with a headband when you’re not heading out.
Although this may cause some difficulties in styling them the next day, it gives your skin a break during your beauty sleep.
Hands off your bangs
We know it can be tempting to fiddle with your bangs especially if you are nervous, but it may be more detrimental than you think.
The oils from your hands can easily transfer to your forehead when you’re constantly touching your bangs, leading to breakouts.
Try to avoid styling products
The more hair styling products you apply to your hair, the more likely they’ll come in contact with your forehead.
So, it might be best to try and limit the number of hair styling products you use on days when you have your bangs down.
Switch up your styling game
If you do want to style your hair, we suggest changing the methods you use to apply them so that you can minimise the amount that gets on your skin.
One example is applying the product onto your comb instead of putting the products directly onto your scalp.
Check the ingredient labels
Regarding hair styling products, it is important to check on their ingredients, as certain ones may end up causing acne.
We recommend looking out for coconut oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium laureth sulfate, which are highly comedogenic and may cause acne to worsen.
Change your pillowcase regularly
Sometimes the culprit for acne isn’t our bangs but actually what we lay our heads on to rest at night. Dirt can transfer from our skin to our pillowcases as we sleep.
If you don’t change your pillowcase regularly for a fresh and clean one, it may cause the trapped dirt and oil on them to rub onto our skin.
Wash your bangs often
It’s pretty common for your bangs to become greasier quicker than the rest of your hair, so we recommend giving them a quick refresh.
You could shampoo your bangs in the morning and then wash the rest of your hair at the end of the night.
Clean your forehead when you can
Although your forehead is covered by your hair, you need to keep it clean like other areas of your face. This is especially because it is part of the T-zone area and can become oilier much faster.
So, cleanse your forehead in the morning and at the end of the day to ensure there is no excess dirt or bacteria.
Choose gentle solutions for your skin
It is very important to always treat the skin on your face with extra care, and that includes the delicate area under your bangs.
Avoid using rough facial scrubs and choose a gentle exfoliating serum to help remove dead skin cells. Do spot treat your blemishes and keep blotting papers in your bag to clean your forehead throughout the day.
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