Acne pimples on the forehead are very common. Many people with acne on the forehead have a mix of red active pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads (under the skin bumps). These acne lesions can be very painful at times and are unfortunately quite difficult to treat.
Following a few preventive steps and using the right acne products can reduce forehead acne quite quickly.
How can I prevent forehead acne?
1. Avoid hair gels (Hair gels clog your forehead skin pores and cause forehead pimples).
2. Wash your hair every day. Oily unwashed hair that is in contact with your forehead skin will make your forehead and temples acne worse.
3. Avoid helmets, baseball caps or headbands. These rub on your skin and cause more acne breakouts and more forehead pimples.
4. If you have to wear hats, make sure you wash them regularly, every week or tow.
5. Try not to touch your forehead and wash your hands frequently. Your hands accumulate oil dirt and bacteria that can clog your forehead skin pores and cause can cause breakouts.
6. Tweak your diet. Cows’ milk, dairy and whey protein used by bodybuilders have been found to make acne and the face worse. Goats’ yogurt/cheese hasn't been seen to have the same effect at clogging pores as milk from cows treated with growth hormones does. If you are vegan, try getting protein from tofu, tempeh, lentils/beans, chickpeas, quinoa, hummus, eggs, etc. If you are a bodybuilder, switch to plant-based protein powders made from pea protein.
What is the best treatment for acne on the forehead?
1. Use a very gentle cleanser with salicylic acid. This type of cleanser with unclogging your pores and will help prevent blackheads and whiteheads on your forehead.
2. At night use a benzoyl peroxide anti-acne cream. One of the best choice for benzoyl peroxide anti-acne cream is the MDacne night cream that uses micronized benzoyl peroxide and plant-based anti-inflammatory complex = more effective and less irritating.
3. Using sunscreens - look for oil-free water-resistant sunscreen (SPF-30). Avoid higher SPF or physical sunscreen. These are thicker and can cause more pimples of your face and forehead>
4, Using makeup? Look for oil-free mineral makeup – that is labeled noncomedogenic acne prone skin.
And in the morning oil-free moisturizer of makeup.
5. If you sweat a lot during the day or after spots, use oil-free makeup wipes to wipe up your sweat and unclog your pores after you exercise or sweat at work.
6. Use an effective anti-acne treatment that is personalized to your acne severity and skin type. The MDacne products can help reduce both blackheads and active pimples on the forehead.