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Does Wearing Bangs Cause Forehead Breakouts?

Breakouts, blemishes, pimples, and some irritating pain can all be the cause of some lifestyle factors. The overproduction of oil, sebum is really what’s causing the clogged pores, inflammation and blemishes in the end. But it is what causes the overproduction that needs to be pinpointed in order to effectively treat the skin in a healthy way.

Hormones- Especially during adolescent puberty, hormones stimulate an overproduction of oil, as they are trying to adjust themselves to find the right amount of secretion for the quickly growing and changing body.

Stress- It can do strange things to the body and cause many negative body blemishes. It has been clinically proven that stress causes a worsening of overall skin condition. Stress induces adrenal into the over production of cortisol which makes glands produce more oil. This chain of events all leads to inflamed and puss-filled acne more often than just a simple whitehead or blackhead.

Prescriptions and Medications- Certain steroids found in medications can be the cause of breakouts. Inflammatory disorders such as poison ivy, allergies and arthritis, among others are treated by prednisone, an ingredient that can cause breakouts. Cortisone and hydrocortisone are other steroids that stimulate the sebaceous gland, which causes sebum oil to produce at abnormal rates.

Dr. Rokhsar is a fellowship-trained dermatologist and as a skin care professional will take the time to examine and determine the cause and treatment of each unique skin condition. He is also the leading authority of laser treatments, such as the Fraxel laser for fractional resurfacing to treat scarring left behind by acne scars.

Breakouts are some of the most inconvenient, embarrassing and annoying thing that can happen to your skin. It is the infamous skin condition that occurs when an overproduction of oil, also known as sebum, block pores and trap dead skin cells, causing irritation, redness and bacteria build up. Acne most commonly appears on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders and can lead to scarring.

Oil is the culprit, and when hair irritates the skin, it becomes easier for oil to become trapped beneath the forehead. Bangs or fringes hang right over the face, trapping oil and spreading it over the skin. Sebum is also used to keep hair from breaking, so each hair is covered with the acne-inducing oil. A way to avoid forehead breakouts is only using condition in the body of the hair and not the front where most of the oil tends to form. Understanding common factors for why breakouts occur is the first step into learning how to stop them! The top most common causes of acne breakouts are the following:

  1. Touching your face- Touching your face will irritate the skin and spread oil into areas other than the T-zone, which is where most of the facial sweat glands reside.
  2. Not washing your face- This helps no one, by not washing your face the spread of bacteria and oil continues and traps bacteria and dirt deep within the pores.
  3. Using new skin care products- The pH balance of your skin may not be used to certain products, therefore waiting for the skin to adjust or trying a different product is important to avoid further breakouts.

Dr. Rokhsar conducts one-on-one consultations with his patients in order to thoroughly access the cause of breakouts. He provides an extensive line of skin care products and treatments for his patients.

About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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