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Does Hair Cause Acne? Tips for Acne-Safe Hair Care

by Emily Linehan on February 11, 2020

Wondering if your hair is the cause of your acne? It might be. If you’re acne-prone, your hair care can be a contributing factor to breakouts. Many times, acne that forms along the forehead, close to our ears, neck, cheeks, back and chest may be due to pore-clogging ingredients found in hair care products. 

Conditioners and leave-ins are big culprits of containing pore-clogging, especially those that contain coconut, argan and Moroccan oils. It’s in your best interest to inspect your hair care products for any non-comedogenic ingredients.

Avoid skin-sabotaging hair care with these tips: 

  1. Use a different towel for your hair than the one you use to dry your face. You don’t want any residue from your hair care products to touch your face. 
  2. Wash your hands after applying your hair product or styling your hair to avoid cross-contamination with your skincare products or makeup.
  3. Style your hair away from your face. Leave-in hair care products can migrate to the skin and clog pores.
  4. Change your pillowcase regularly to avoid sleeping on hair care residue. A best practice is to sleep on one side of the pillowcase the first night, turn it over the next night, then wash it. 

Pro Skin Tip: If you have acne on your chest or back, thoroughly rinse any conditioner out of your hair and put it in a bun (away from your face) before you wash your back and chest. 

My recommendation for an acne-safe body wash is my Sensitive Body Wash. For an acne-safe body lotion, I recommend Essential Body Lotion

If your body acne is more severe, you may want to graduate to our Clear Body Cleanser or Clear Body Scrub

After showering, always perform your body skincare regimen as recommended! 

Have you received a recommended body skincare regimen yet? If not, start with my complimentary New Client Consultation. Current clients can reach out via my Existing Client Check In

To make things easy, you can always reference our most up-to-date Acne-Safe Hair Care List here.



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