Large and red pimples on bumps on your forehead may be treated with salicylic acid, which will dry them fast. However, don’t use it on the whole face, but only on the pimples as otherwise it can irritate and dry your skin. Also, watch out and don’t apply it near your eyes, mouth, and nostrils. The concentration of acid usually ranges from 0.5% to 5% and you should always start with the lowest one.
Lactic or glycolic acid may also help you reduce forehead acne, especially if your suffer from large, single pimples or bumps. The acid will dry, peel them, and reduce inflammation. Be careful, though, as it can irritate your skin.
How to Take Care of Your Skin Every Day
If you want to eliminate and, what’s more important, prevent forehead acne, you need to understand that proper skin care every day is a real must-have. Skin affected with acne requires double care with cosmetics destined for troublesome skin.
The thing you need always remember about is to thoroughly clean your face in the morning and in the evening. Do it with delicate soap or cleanser which was specially created for acne skin. Wash your face with circular moves, which will improve the circulation of your blood.
If it’s very hot outside or you do some sports, also clean your face throughout the day every time it gets sweaty and oily. However, don’t exaggerate and don’t clean your face too often as it won’t have the chance to develop a protective layer and will be more susceptible to bacteria.
When you choose a face cleanser, choose the one which is destined for sensitive skin and the one which is classified as non-comedogenic as it won’t cause more blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. Neutrogena, Aveeno, Olay, and Cetaphil are the most commonly used non-comedogenic products.
You can also try cleansers with alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, or benzyl peroxide, but use them just from time to time as they can be quite harsh for your skin or even spread your acne from forehead to other parts of your face.
Once or twice a week it’s recommended to use peeling or face scrub to open the clogged skin pores. It will nicely clean your skin an prepare it for other beauty treatments. When you scrub your skin, do it gently so not to irritate it.
People who have a problem with acne often try to hide it under a thick layer of makeup, but it’s actually not such a good idea as you can very easily clog the skin pores this way and makeup cosmetics may also irritate your skin.
Some brands even use the word ‘hypoallergenic’ to prove that the cosmetics are safe for problematic skin, but in reality most of this products contain a lot chemicals or oils too. Thus, the best piece of advice it use makeup just from time to time and always remember to clean it before you go to bed.
Some people are surprised with the information that oily, acne skin is actually dry and this is why it produces too much sebum. Therefore, you need to moisturize it on a daily basis. It’s a good idea to do it with the use of oils as they are not only effective , but also safe and natural.
The best oils for forehead acne are sesame oil, olive oil, castor oil, avocado oil, and almond oil because they are non-comedogenic so they won’t clog the skin pores. Just massage a few drops of oil into your forehead in the evening, after you washed your face. You can use the oil instead of moisturizing cream so then leave the oil on your skin so that it will absorb it.
You can also apply the oil on your forehead, leave it for a few minutes, wash it off with warm water and then apply your regular cream for acne skin. If you use the oils on a regular basis, you should quickly see that your skin is soft, well moisturized and free of forehead acne.
Forehead Acne and Your Diet
Good dietary habits can also work miracles when it comes to smooth skin, which is free of forehead acne. Have a close look at your diet and check if it includes all the ingredients which are essential for healthy skin.
Sugar is the first thing you should give up if you want to get rid of acne forever. There have been some studies which proved that too much sugar in your diet may intensify forehead acne.
The base of your diet should be low-glycemic index foods as they will slow down the release of sugar to your blood. As a result, it may reduce forehead acne food.
That’s why in your diet there should be plenty of vegetables and citrus fruit, such as bananas, pineapples, mangos, and figs. Whole grains are recommended too, thus, consume a lot of brown rice, whole grain pasta and bread.