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Well, this is because our hair and skin have a codependent transparent relationship. Our hair’s impact on our skin is undeniable. Clean hair = clean skin = fewer breakouts. Dirty hair and bad hair habits on the other hand can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are ways your hair is causing your breakouts.
1. Not the Banyang!
Our skin creates its own natural oil called sebum. When our natural oils are in contact with more oils, we create a breeding ground for breakouts. According to Dr. Ava Shamban, author of Heal Your Skin, when you have bangs, the natural oils from your hair can irritate your skin and lead to breakouts. So what to do? Pin your bangs back whenever you have to exercise or when you’re just chilling at home. Give your forehead a break.
2. Bonnet is best
If you sleep with your hair all over your face, you are begging your skin to act out. Wear a bonnet in the evening to make sure that your hair is neatly packed away from your face so you get to wake up with a fresh face.
3. Give yourself a hand
Instead of spraying or pouring products directly onto your head, spray or pour the product into your palm and then rub it onto your scalp or hair. This lessens the amount of product you use while making sure it doesn’t land on your face, causing breakouts.
4. Shower in the right order
According to Teen Vogue, when showering you should wash your hair before you wash the rest of your body. This ensures that your skin is clean after the hair products have been rinsed from it. Makes sense right?
5. Hats off!
Did you know that wearing hats that are too tight can clog your pores and aggravate your acne. If you love hats, make sure they fit well and they’re always clean. Also, wash your face after having a hat on all day.
And there you have it! Have you been committing some of these mistakes? If so, we hope your skin and hair improves once you stop.
Here’s to becoming your own skin goals. Love MPL!