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No. 10: Style Strands Strategically

"Pomade acne” is a breakout caused by hair-care products including conditioner, shampoo, gel, and hair spray. This form of acne occurs when oils from styling products seep into skin, usually around the hairline, and trap acne-causing bacteria in pores.

To fight this problem, apply the hair products before you wash your face so that any pimple-producing residue can be washed away. Or choose hair products that are oil-free.

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Reviewed on June 19, 2014

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