Acne help!


Okay, so I seem to be developing acne along my hairline on my forehead and temples. I'm not sure if its being caused by perspiration, make up or hair products or a combination of the 3. I've stopped using any additional hair products, and am just using shampoo and conditioner and washing it out thoroughly to make sure it isn't getting into pores when washing etc.

I've tried various face washes, and don't seem to have any success. Someone suggested spectro gel, as it is a scent free, soap free face cleanser, but I don't feel like that is helping either.

Has anyone come across anything out there that has really helped for break outs?
Nov 08, 2011 @ 09:21 am

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I started ...

....using Proactiv a couple weeks ago (I was starting to get those little bumps on my forehead, and around my time of the month the breakouts have been getting a bit worse). It's been about a month, and I've definitely noticed an improvement in my skin. The little bumps are almost completely gone now, and my pores are alot smaller. I haven't had many breakouts and the ones that did appear have gone away really quickly.
To be honest I felt kind of weird getting this stuff at first, because I always thought it was just for more severe acne problems. But after using it my skin is looking great again, at least so far. So I'd definitely recommend giving it a try!! Hope this helps :)

Nov 08, 2011 @ 11:56 am


I had that same impression too, that it was for someone who had much worse acne, I didn't think it was used to treat smaller breakouts!

I might have to try this!

Nov 08, 2011 @ 12:11 pm


Another possible reason is your actual shampoo conditioner (esp. conditioner). Have you tried switching it up or clarifying with a table spoon of baking soda to remove any product build up?
Nov 08, 2011 @ 01:51 pm

No problem!

And I totally agree with shiorim! Conditioners and other hair products can definitely cause breakouts around the forehead/hairline/etc when they don't get rinsed away properly.

Nov 09, 2011 @ 09:11 am


I'm not sure why you started breaking out, like you said it could be a number of different reasons. I actually just did a blog post on the usage of tea tree oil and acne. I bought a bottle of this a few months ago bc I heard it was helpful in treating and preventing breakouts. I apply a light layer after I wash my face to any parts of my face that have blemishes or are prone to break out and after a month or so my face was a lot clearer. This is just a suggestion. :)
Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:31 pm


Thanks guys! These are all great tips! I actually have a friend who is a hair dresser so I'm going to ask her to suggest some shampoo and conditioner brands that are less harsh on the skin, and rinse better!

I will also try the tea tree oil!
Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

My Tip

It is probably the shampoo/ conditioner causing the breakouts. Sometimes oils from your hair can also cause breakouts. For me personally, I noticed that I get breakouts on my forehead when I wear my hair directly over my forehead. So I try to wear my hair away from my forehead for the most part and i have noticed a big improvement.
Nov 09, 2011 @ 03:14 pm


I highly recommend the burt's bees acne line. I use their cleanser and spot treatment and find its great to use on my sensitive skin. I used to use Phisoderm but found it dried out my skin a lot.

Also, makeup residue, your shampoo/conditioner or even the hats you wear can cause the oil/dirt build up.

Nov 09, 2011 @ 03:48 pm

Drink Up!

Try a DIY facial! Right now ChickAdvisor has some amazing recipes up on the site. Try taking a look at this one:

Good luck :)
Nov 09, 2011 @ 05:48 pm


Do you have any hormonal issues? It can be a contributing factor.

I have used Spectro Gel and found it helped a bit.
Nov 13, 2011 @ 09:19 pm

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