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How Redheads Can Get Rid of Hairline Acne

Combat pesky hairline acne and keep your redhead skin from getting irritated!

If you’re a redhead suffering from acne or blemishes around the hairline, it might be because of your hair products. Here are some redhead-approved tips for combatting hairline acne. 

READ: 5 Best Acne Treatments for Sensitive Redhead Skin

If you look at this helpful acne face map, you will see hairline acne is usually caused by hair oils or styling products.


Know which products to avoid:

There are a number of products causing hairline acne, or just making it harder to clear up. Avoid using these products until you get the issue under control, or remove them from your routine if they seem to be the root of the problem.

1. Stop using biotin-infused hair products

Excess biotin can cause your skin to break out. While biotin is good for hair growth, it may be causing you to get hairline acne. 

2. Oil-based products

Oils are great for getting healthy, shiny hair, but they may be clogging your pores and causing hairline acne. Try to focus any hair oils or oil-based products on your ends and avoid your roots and scalp

3. Dry shampoo/powdered root products

These products are great for giving your roots a boost, but they could cause build-up and clogged pores.

4. Fragranced hair products

Highly fragranced shampoos, hair perfumes, or other fragranced hair products might irritate your scalp if you’re suffering from hairline acne. Try using unscented or hypoallergenic products instead. 

3 Tips for Combatting Hairline Acne:

1. Talk with your dermatologist

The best way to clear up hairline acne is by speaking with your dermatologist to figure out what is causing the issue and get treatment.

2. Treat it at home

Clear up the issue at home by removing pore-clogging products from your hair routine, making sure to cleanse and dry the hairline thoroughly, and reducing the use of any irritants like makeup and hairspray.

3. Don’t pick

Don’t pick at the blemishes, and be sure to brush your red hair gently. 

Rock it like a Redhead!