Acne and pimples are the irritating skin problems that dampen our dreams of beautiful, clear skin. While many get these ‘glow destroyers’ on their cheeks, some women are worried about pimples on their foreheads. If the pimples on your forehead are bringing your mood down and looking down, you’re in the right place. We are here to decode the reasons for them to emerge and set up camp on your upper face.
To get some valid, expert-backed answers about the ‘return of the village of pimples’ on your forehead, HealthShots spoke with Dr. Monica Kapoor, a celebrity cosmetologist and director of FLAWLESS Cosmetic clinics.
Dr Kapoor lists the following reasons for getting forehead pimples:
1. Not washing your hair enough
You might think that not washing your hair often will only harm your hair’s health, but that’s not true. A dirty, dirty scalp becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and germs that can easily creep up on your forehead and accelerate acne breakouts. So run and get that shampoo girl!
Stress can also trigger acne or pimples on the forehead. Stress leads to a number of skin problems such as premature aging, wrinkles, and most importantly, it affects the optimal production of sebum. Kapoor says, “As oil production goes awry, excess sebum stimulates acne.”
Dandruff plays an important role in the appearance of pimples on the forehead. The tiny flakes of dandruff due to a dry, itchy scalp can fall on your forehead and lead to pimples and acne. Kapoor suggests that dandruff is caused by fungal infections, and when it falls on the face, pimples can appear. Using an anti-dandruff shampoo can help eliminate them.
4. Hormonal change
Imbalances and hormonal changes are one of the biggest reasons for forehead pimples. Changes in the body during puberty can cause certain variations in the body and pimples are one of them. “During puberty, our body goes through a lot of internal changes and gives off a lot of heat. Due to this pimples can appear. And while this is true for everyone, it becomes more prominent in some women,” adds Dr. Kapoor.
5. Certain Medications
Few medications like birth control pills, if taken frequently and uncontrollably, can cause acne and pimples on the forehead. Therefore, it is crucial to contact your doctor if you are on pills and medication and you are seeing pimples on your forehead.
These are all reasons involved in the invasion of acne on your forehead. Try to follow good hair hygiene and avoid self-medication. Not to forget, show her skin some extra love and she might love your back!