Pimples are unpleasant in general, and when they are on the scalp – it’s also inconvenient and strange. What are the causes? How to treat it? We will tell you.
First, relax and don’t panic – it’s probably just acne. Yes, it can happen at your head, too. Let’s say more, acne on the scalp is not as rare as you think it is. And it’s probably not even as frustrating as a pimple in the middle of your forehead or on your nose because it’s not conspicuous. But it’s still uncomfortable and painful.
Why Pimples Appear On the Head: The Main Causes
Here, in general, everything is the same as with any other acne. Either you don’t take care of your skin properly, or your body reacts to your psychological state. Or it’s a combination of both. Lest there be any questions, let’s go over the main reasons why you might get acne on your head.
- You don’t wash your hair often or wash it well. If you rarely or poorly wash your hair roots and scalp, sebum can build up and clog pores.
- You’re stressed. When you’re stressed, your body’s levels of the hormone cortisol rise. It increases the production of sebum. You’ve already figured out what this causes.
- You don’t shower after working out. It’s cool if you work out. But if you don’t shower right after your workout, the sebum will mix with your sweat. Not the best duo for your skin.
- You use aggressive shampoos or hair masks. If you use shampoos too often, such as deep cleansing or anti-dandruff shampoos, you can easily dry out your skin. Your skin will try to protect itself and produce more sebum. The result is inflammation and irritation.
Luckily, acne on the scalp can most often be treated on its own. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
How to Get Rid Of Pimples on the Scalp?
The general recommendations are again all the same as with regular acne – keep your hands off and adjust your care. Now let’s discuss the details.
Don’t Touch Your Pimples
Don’t scratch, don’t try to squeeze, and don’t touch them at all. You don’t want to get an infection, do you? The situation can only end up getting worse: the pimples will scar in their place, and your hair will start to fall out. Who needs it?
Use Anti-Acne Shampoo
Such shampoos are easy to recognize by the composition. Usually, shampoo for scalp pimples is herbal and includes salicylic acid and tea tree oil. They help dry out inflammation. And don’t be lazy to wash your hair more often. For example, once every two days. In times of inflammation, this can help, too.
Try a Scalp Massager
First, it will help to rinse your head better, to get rid of dirt and dandruff. It’s better to use a silicone brush instead of your fingernails, which can accidentally scratch the skin. Besides, such a massager stimulates blood circulation, which means that the skin’s recovery will be faster.
If these tips did not help, and the situation has not improved or even got worse, it’s time to run to the dermatologist.