Bangs are a great way to accentuate and frame your face, as they can really help soften your whole look and bring a certain youthful vibe.
Unfortunately, with beautiful bangs comes the possibility of forehead pimples. Your hair can trap oil, dirt, and sweat while hair products can irritate the skin and increase clogged pores.
We’ve totally been there, done that, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help reduce those pesky pimples on your forehead. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice your gorgeous hairstyle.
Keep your bangs away from your skin
Although this is the most obvious answer to forehead acne, we’re not asking you to totally remove your bangs. Instead, we recommend pinning them up with a headband when you are at home.
While this may cause them to be more difficult to style the next day, it does allow your pores to breathe during the long hours when you are asleep.
Hands off your bangs
We understand that it is tempting to play with your bangs when you are feeling nervous, but this innocent habit may be more detrimental than you think.
It can be the major culprit of breakouts as oils from your hands can easily transfer to your forehead when you’re constantly touching your hair.
Try to avoid styling products
The more hair styling products you use in your hair, the more likely these products are going to come in contact with your forehead.
So, it would be good to try and keep hair styling products to a minimum on days when you have your bangs down.
Switch up your styling game
When you do want to style your strands, we suggest switching up how you apply your hair products so that you can reduce the amount that gets on your skin.
Instead of putting the products directly onto your scalp and hairline, try applying the product to your comb instead.
Check the ingredient labels
Speaking of hair styling products, it is important to keep an eye on what is in them, as certain ingredients in haircare may end up causing acne.
Ingredients you may want to look out for include coconut oil and sodium laureth sulfate, which are both highly comedogenic and may cause acne to worsen.
Change your pillowcase regularly
Sometimes our bangs aren’t the culprit. Instead, it may be what we lay our head on to rest at night, as dirt can transfer from our skin to our pillowcases.
So, if you don’t change your pillowcases regularly, it may cause the trapped dirt and oil on them to rub onto our skin.
Wash your bangs often
It’s not uncommon for your bangs to end up greasier than the rest of your hair, so it may be beneficial to give them a quick refresh.
If you find yourself strapped for time in the morning, you can consider shampooing your bangs when you wake up and leave the rest of your hair to be washed at the end of the night.
Clean your forehead when you can
Even though your forehead is covered by your bangs, you should keep it clean like other areas of your face, especially since it is part of the T-zone area and can get oily quick.
Do cleanse your forehead thoroughly at the beginning and at the end of the day to make sure there is no excessive dirt or bacteria.
Choose gentle solutions for your skin
You need to treat the skin on your face with extra care. This includes the delicate area under your bangs.
Choose a gentle exfoliating serum to help remove dead skin cells instead of a rough facial scrub. Do use spot treatment for blemishes and keep blotting papers on hand to clean your forehead as the day goes on.
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