We all thought acne was supposed to end after our teen years, so why are we still breaking out? Hormone fluctuations and overall stress can play a role, but so can the products you’re using – beyond skincare. Dr. Iris Rubin, dermatologist and Co-Founder of SEEN Hair Care, details just a few of the surprising culprits causing your adult acne:
YOUR SPOT TREATMENT: Spot treatments seem like an obvious cure for acne, but they may be doing more harm than good. When used too frequently, drying actives like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause skin to over-produce oils to compensate, resulting in more clogged pores.
YOUR PERFUME: Like any scented product, perfumes can irritate the skin and result in acne, particularly on the neck and chest.
YOUR TOOTHPASTE: Some toothpastes have ingredients that have been linked to clogged pores which can lead to perioral dermatitis, a rash-like breakout around your mouth and nose.
YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS : What touches skin affects skin and unfortunately haircare is no different. Hair products often contain ingredients that clog pores and lead to acne, particularly on the forehead, cheeks, back and shoulders. Consider inspecting your products’ ingredients and switching to a non-comedogenic formula.
SEEN Hair Care was created after Dr. Iris Rubin started experiencing adult acne herself, and determined it was being caused by her weekly blowouts. Realizing that hair products can be less than friendly to your skin, she created this luxury hair care line that won’t cause breakouts. The core line boasts Shampoo, Conditioner and Blow-Out Creme, that are clinically proven to be non-comedogenic and leave hair feeling clean and soft.
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