Hair and skin are two things that accompany each other; I can barely think of one without the other. My one goal each year that always makes a comeback is to have healthy hair and glowing skin – the latter is a little harder to achieve. Some people are lucky to have effortlessly good skin. My sister could put butter on her face for a week and get away with it! I, on the other hand, not so much. If you’re like me, and have that break out-prone skin, I need you to move your eyes (or face) closer to your screen.
I think it’s very important to be aware that whatever you put in your hair will eventually get onto your skin – that is, your face (especially your face!), neck, shoulders and back. Because our Afro-textured hair gets very dry, we tend to use a ton of products, oils and butters, which is not a bad thing in itself, but how does it all affect your skin?
There are ingredients in some hair products that will make your skin break out. Even organic hair products are just as likely to wreak havoc on your skin. I have used hair products in that past that made my skin break-out. So before I use a new product I check how comedogenic it might be via Acne Mantra. Knowing this fact about any product that I use helps me take the necessary steps to protect my acne prone skin.
What is a problem if there is no solution, right? Worry not because you can still use your favorite hair products, and keep your skin out of danger at the same time! The solution is a very simple one, and that is: Keep. Hair. Products.Off. Your. Skin(face). In my next post, I share with you how I keep hair products off my skin.