Could your Adult Acne be caused by your shampoo?

Could your Adult Acne be caused by your shampoo?

20 November 2014

A recent study has shown that more than 25 per cent of women in their forties and 15 per cent of those in their fifties suffer from Adult Acne; a condition caused when the pores become blocked by excess sebum and dead skin cells.  Once blocked, it is easy for bacteria to infect pores leading to the appearance of spots.

Oily shampoo has been identified as a possible trigger for Adult Acne so if you suffer from the condition, it may all be down to the type of shampoo you use.  Let’s probe further...

While it may sound odd that shampoo could be a trigger for Adult Acne, it’s more common than you think. According to one Skin Expert, oily shampoo and conditioner “can also cause Folliculitis, the itchy, acne-like outbreak of spots, on the upper back”.

The oils from your shampoo and conditioner can drip over your back and shoulders as you rinse them out of your hair, blocking your pores and irritating your skin in the process.

It’s not just your shampoo and conditioner either – any greasy products you use when styling your hair can trigger the unwelcome appearance of spots.

To prevent this from happening, always wash and condition your hair first when you step into the shower, rinsing immediately. Secure your hair in an elastic band and wash your body and face to remove any traces of oil from your hair products.

Are you looking for a solution to your Adult Acne? Try swapping your oily shampoo and conditioner for lighter, oil-free formulas. Send us a tweet if you notice a difference.