Get rid of acne on the scalp

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Treating scalp acne can be a tricky process because of the area it is situated, this article looks at some of the best ways that may be used to treat the condition successfully. …

Treating scalp acne can be a tricky process because of the area it is situated, this article looks at some of the best ways that may be used to treat the condition successfully.

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  • The best way is with a zinc pca product. The shampoos, including the clarifying shampoos don't do anything for scalp acne or pimples. Zinc pca naturally eliminates for a long term solution.

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  • 1. Get Rid Of Acne On The ScalpOverview Of Scalp AcneScalp acne is yet another irritating condition that can affect both men and women alike.Consequently because this area is covered with hair growth it can prove more difficult to treat ithere with typical acne treatments that can be used freely on other parts of the body.Benzoyl Peroxide For Scalp acne?Traditional creams are obviously out and for the majority of the time and the good old BenzoylPeroxide is not an option either as it may change your hair color, this may be desirable if you are ateenager but in most cases it is likely this effect would make it a no go product.It may be possible to get away with it in a weak concentration but it is advisable not to risk it, as if itbleaches your hair somewhat, you will have to wait quite a while for it to grow out again.For the majority of people scalp acne is not normally that serious and it can be cleared with nothingmore than a good medicated shampoo, however like with any form of acne it is important to takeaction to stop it getting any worse.Before getting into that let’s just have a look at a couple of steps you can take to maybe help thescalp acne condition you already have and possibly prevent a recurrence.Scalp acne Treatment – Shampoos and ConditionersYou need to keep your scalp scrupulously clean, and this may mean more frequent washing, as youprobably know this can aggravate acne by drying the skin so it is important to use a very gentleshampoo for this, probably the mildest of all such products is baby shampoo, because it isformulated for an infants skin it should give you no problems.Alternatively a product containing Tea tree oil would also likely to be of benefit to you, this naturalproduct has many applications for any number of complaints and as it as a natural bactericide it isdefinitely worth giving this a try, however it is quite expensive, compared to ordinary scalp acneproducts but its a small price to pay if it works for you.Throw all your fancy conditioners away, some of these can contain some very harsh chemicals thatcan aggravate acne, two of the best natural things you can use to condition your hair is beaten rawegg, and beer, either together or on their own, don’t forget to rinse them out well.I would like to thank my mom for this tip, she was a hairdresser by profession, in the days whenhair was styled using Marcel irons (heated on a gas stove and tested for the correct temperature byholding them to your lips, no thermostats in those days and manyburned lips!) I digress.You could also try experimenting with a quality anti-dandruff shampoo lots of people have reportedsome success with this type of product, it may be worth adding here that as everyone is differentyou may find one shampoo more suitable for you personally thananother brand, the drawback is that this type of product is generally quite expensive.Shampoos containing Zinc may also work quite well as one or two seem to be appearing on the
  • 2. market.Use these medicated shampoos with caution though as they are quite strong and over-washing yourhair with these products may cause it to go dry and out of condition, so alternate them with a mildone.You can find a list of acne-irritating ingredients here, some of these may be found in hair careproducts, avoid them if you can.Other Treatments For Acne On The ScalpAnother scalp acne treatment often used is a salicylic acid product, whilst this can be very effectiveon other areas of the body it might not prove that good on the scalp, but it will certainly be worth atry.One thing you should try and avoid are any products that contain certain types of oils, as many haircare products often do, not only that but certain products that are used to style hair contain manynoxious chemicals that will do your acne absolutely no good at all, perm solution for instance is aperoxide bleach, other products may contain ammonia neither of these are good for your skin.When Your Head Acne Treatments FailIf you have tried a few different things and your scalp acne still persists it may be worthwhilepaying a visit to your doctor, who may first actually confirm it is actually acne you are sufferingfrom and not some related condition, and may be able to offer you an alternative by way of anantibiotic or other prescription, either as a tablet or in some other form, that will probably to thetrick and clear your scalp acneProbably one thing you will not have to deal with is any embarrassment that you generally feel ifyou suffer from facial acne, for the most part your hair will cover the affected areas and are lesslikely to be noticed by anyone.Causes Of Scalp AcneThe causes of acne can usually be attributed to the one or several factors that often triggeroutbreaks, and the scalp is no different in this respect plus you have the added problem that thescalp, by nature of its position, is not kept as oil-free as the face because it does not usually receivethe same attention.A build up of natural oil plus the use of hair products that may also contain the wrong types of oilsall contribute to providing a breeding ground for scalp acne bacteria in base of the hair follicles.Some Tips For Scalp Acne SufferersIt is important to ensure the hair and scalp is kept as clean as possible as mentioned above.If your head starts getting itchy you may be able to use some form of cortisone cream, to help stopthe symptoms, although this is probably not going to be an option if you intend going out, butanyway as for all types of acne avoid doing any scratching especially withyour fingernails that may be dirty.One last tip for shampooing your hair, always do it gently using the flats of your hands avoidmassaging or rubbing it in with your fingertips, like you may see in tv advertisements, this canstimulate the oil glands in the scalp to produce more oil, which in this case is something you want toavoid.
  • 3. For more helpful tips and advice on acne go to http://acnetreatmentszoom.com/