Stubborn pimples on your forehead are taking away your bright look? Experts have pointed out 5 causes and ways to fix them.
Acne is one of those annoying skin problems that deprive us of our dreams of a beautiful skin. Not only that, the acne on the forehead also makes your mood become visibly depressed.
Acne on the forehead causes discomfort.
Dr. Monica Kapoor, a famous Indian esthetician listed the following reasons for forehead acne:
1. Not washing your hair enough will cause acne
You might think that not washing your hair regularly will only harm the health of your hair, but that’s not enough. An unclean scalp becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and they can easily crawl onto the forehead, accelerating the formation of acne.
Stress can also trigger acne or pimples on the forehead. Additionally, stress leads to a host of skin concerns such as premature aging, wrinkles and most importantly affects the ideal sebum production. ‘When oil production is rapid, excessive sebum causes acne,’ says Dr Kapoor.
An unclean scalp becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, and they can easily crawl onto the forehead.
Dandruff plays an important role in the appearance of acne on the forehead. Tiny flakes of dandruff caused by a dry and itchy scalp can fall on the forehead and lead to pimples. Using an anti-dandruff shampoo can help get rid of them.
4. Changes in hormones cause acne on the forehead
Hormonal imbalances and changes are one of the biggest reasons for forehead acne. The changes of the body during puberty can cause certain changes in the body and pimples are one of them.
‘During puberty, our bodies go through a lot of internal changes and give off a lot of heat,’ adds Dr Kapoor.
Tiny flakes of dandruff caused by a dry and itchy scalp can fall on the forehead and lead to pimples.
5. Some medications cause acne
Certain medications, such as birth control pills, if taken regularly and uncontrolled, can cause acne on the forehead. Therefore, it is important to contact your doctor if you are taking medication.
What to do to prevent acne?
According to experts, you should not eat foods with a high glycemic index, such as refined carbs. ‘High GI foods include carbohydrates and refined sugars,’ says Whitney P. Bowe, clinical associate professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine – Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Limit white bread, potatoes, canned pasta, cheese, and other highly processed foods that tend to raise blood sugar quickly’.
Dr. Bowe also notes that this spike in blood sugar causes a cascade of effects that increase inflammation and cause the skin to produce more oil, which clogs pores, setting the stage for acne.
‘Anything that is white is something you should avoid. Try switching from white bread to whole grains and from white rice to brown rice. These foods (100% whole-wheat bread and brown rice) have a lower glycemic index. Not only are they less processed, but they also contain more fiber, which helps slow the rise in blood sugar after a meal,” says Bowe.
You should eat healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids.
Focusing on an anti-inflammatory diet may play a role in soothing acne-prone skin. Acne is an inflammatory disease, so inflammatory foods will contribute to the pathology of acne. What’s more, chronic inflammation can lead to the breakdown of elastin and collagen fibers in the skin, exacerbating wrinkles.
Unhealthy fats can cause inflammation, so you need to eat healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids. The American Institutes of Health notes that healthy fats include good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish like salmon and sardines, as well as flaxseeds, walnuts, and chia seeds.
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