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Do hair products cause acne?

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Avoid using fragrances, oils, pomades, or gels on your hair. If they get on your face, they can block your skin's pores and irritate your skin. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Oily hair can add to the oil on your face, so wash your hair often, especially if you're breaking out. Got long hair? Keep it pulled away from your face.

From: 10 Tips for Preventing Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

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