The bangs of the Queen from Barbie Swan Lake always makes me laugh… who thought those bangs were a good idea??
I don’t have bangs. With my kinky, curly, hair it would be too difficult to manage. Though I did used to have the early 2000s bangs haircut that swoops to one side and covers one of your eyes. I looked horrible with that haircut- if I find an old photo of myself I’ll add it in to this post. But a lot of my friends currently have bangs and look great with them! They always complain about acne underneath their bangs, though. If you’re having the same problem, or are wondering how to prevent this, this blog post is perfect for you!
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- Why Having Bangs Can Mean More Acne
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Why Having Bangs Can Mean More Acne… Even If Your Are Doing Everything Right
Skincare, in some sense, is like a relationship.
You want to take proper care of your significant other without overdoing it and being clingy. Similarly, you want to care for your skin, but still want to let it breathe. Too many products or harsh hours spent scrutinizing your pores will usually cause more harm than good.
And even if you’re doing everything right, there is a chance you can still get acne. Even more so, if you have bangs.
With bangs, the skin underneath is constantly being covered. Underneath your bangs you may have sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells building up with the lack of open air. Your bangs might even transfer some of its oil or hair products onto your skin, clogging the pores even more.
If you’re doing your best to avoid buildup and are still getting acne, it might not be a problem because of your bangs. Your forehead might just be really susceptible to acne, especially if you have an oily T-zone or have naturally acne prone skin.
How You Can Avoid Acne Under Your Bangs
A lot of times acne that is due to clogging can be controlled with the proper skincare steps. In this case, making sure you are exfoliating regularly (though not daily) and cleansing your skin well during your skincare routine can make the biggest difference. Also, try to avoid putting products on your bangs. If you can’t avoid it, pin your bangs back overnight or whenever you’re able to.
If none of these work, it might be time to consider seeing your personal health care provider or seeing a dermatologist. A lot of times, acne that is present under the skin isn’t always able to be corrected from a topical over-the-counter product. A lot of times, acne isn’t even your fault.
Especially on the forehead, fungal acne (Malassezia Folliculitis) is really common. Fungal acne is triggered by sweat, oil, and oily products. It is a good idea to get professional help for this or under the skin acne.
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