Hair Skin Care November 11, 2015

Could Your Skin Care be Messing with Your Hair?

Woman applying moisturizer

You may already know that what you put on your hair can affect the health of your skin. Harsh chemicals in hair spray or styling gels can dry out the skin, and oil products like deep conditioners can cause the skin to be too greasy and become clogged. Both problems can cause breakouts and other problems with the skin.

But did you know that what you put on your face may actually be affecting your hair also? From moisturizing creams to makeup, what you are putting on your face could be damaging your hair if you aren’t taking the right precautions. Here’s what you need to know:

Oily Products can Build Up on Hair
Think about how many times a day your hair gets in your face or caught in your mouth or on your eyelashes. Now think about what you have on your face when that happens. Everything on your face can transfer to your hair.

Some makeup, like mascara, might cause hair to stick together, which can then break when you try to brush it. Some face creams can stick to your hair and cause oily buildup. Toners and astringents could dry out your hair.

While a little dab here and there might not be a huge problem for hair health, you could have more serious issues if you are lying with your face against your hair at night while you have on face creams and serums.

Products Build Up on Your Pillow
Even if you don’t lie directly on your hair, you could be transferring your skin products to your pillow, which can then transfer them to your hair. Over time, your hair could become oily and carry built-up product, which can make it look dull and dirty.

The best way to combat this problem is to wash your pillow cases at least once a week in hot water. Doing so will also prevent those products from clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

Products can Shift Your Hormones
There are so many chemicals in today’s beauty products, and some of them can negatively impact your hormones. This can be bad for your skin and your hair. With the wrong hormonal shift, your hair could become thinner, duller, and weaker. You could notice that your hair breaks more easily or even that it starts to fall out more frequently. Hair could become more oily and harder to manage.

The best thing to do is look for products that are as natural as possible or at least that do not contain some of the most harmful chemicals, such as BPA. Read labels carefully to know what’s inside.

With the right beauty products, you can create skin and hair that is radiant and beautiful. With the wrong products, you can create more problems than you had to start. Develop a smart routine and choose the best products you can buy to get only the results you want.

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