Since we don’t plan to get rid our favorite products any time soon we have a few tips to help prevent those breakouts and pimples. It may be an extra step in your routine or it may make your regimens last a bit longer, but these tips and methods are really important in order to protect your skin from your hair products.
7 ways you can prevent blemishes and breakouts
1. Wash your hands – We touch our face constantly throughout the day so it is important that we always wash your hands thoroughly after styling our hair. It doesn’t take much time and nobody wants gel and styling products all over our hands before dinner anyway.
2. Wash your face – Speaking of washing your hands, wash your face anytime you use any hair products. For example, if you used gel or oil on your edges, sometimes you tend to get more on your skin than your hair with the products. It’s always best to wash your entire face after styling and don’t forget to moisturize.
3. Style your hair before doing your makeup – You can wrap your hair in a scarf when done or apply a stretchy hair band around your head to protect your face.
4. Keep you hair out of your face – When styling your hair, try to keep your hair out of your face. Bangs and loose hair are very chic and cute; but if you just did your wash day and have applied your products, those products have the possibility to transfer from your hair to your face (especially your forehead).
5. Change your pillow cases frequently – If you use a satin pillow case always have a few clean ones on deck so you aren’t always doing laundry.
6. Cover your hair – This is even when you have a satin pillow case, messed up styles or braids that you are planning to take out. The products in your hair will transfer to your pillow case which will create an expected and inevitable cause for your blemishes and breakouts
7. Protect your face from sprays – Unless its some refreshing rosewater meant for your skin you should always cover your face with your hand , when using hair spray or spritz, (but don’t touch). Also try not to use the spray so close to your hair, spraying 6 to 8 inches away from your hair is enough for the spray to be applied to your hair
It also helps to know if you are allergic to anything in your hair products because then you can eliminate the product all together. This really is about awareness, being fully on top of what is in your hair products while having a happy healthy hair and skin journey!
Originally posted 2014-08-11 15:00:11.