Hey y’all! So this is a very impromptu post but I feel it’s an important one! So…. I’ve been breaking out! & when I say breaking out I mean BREAKING OUT! I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out so like any other sane person, I googled it! In this post I’ll talk through what I discovered from my google search and how to prevent these breakouts from occurring.
To start, my skin typically flourishes in the summer! The sun mixed with my melanin always has a nice glow with the summer sun! This summer though, my forehead has been a FOOL! I switched up my skincare routine, scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist, and drink almost a gallon of water daily! Still, every week, rest assured I’ve been breaking out!
It then had me thinking about what I’ve been doing differently and my first thought was…. wash and go’s! For my wash and go’s I use a LOT of product & I do a side part so a good section of my hair is draped on my forehead daily! So I thought, could it be my natural hair products?!
Based on my google results… it very well can be! I’ve found blog posts from Black Naps and Naturally Curly who broke this down so well! They both mentioned the importance of washing your hair first when you shower and then your body! I don’t know about y’all but I feel like the longer I keep my conditioner in the better so I wash my body first. NEVER AGAIN!! I’m incorporating this new routine starting this Sunday for my weekly deep condition!!
They also talked about being intentional in the products you use and purchase. They both mentioned staying away from products that have, “isopropyl myristate, oils, and silicone, petrolatum, PVP, CVP and copolymer ingredients.” I checked my products and all of them have at least one of the items stated! Now, I’m pretty committed to my hair routine but I’m going to start doing a middle part instead of my side part and doing ponytails again. I will also be more intentional when purchasing products. I have to admit I’m not one to look at ingredients but after all this, I’m going to start!!
As much as I love my natural hair and styles, my skin doesn’t! Do y’all have any other tips or tricks that help alleviate breakouts from natural hair products!?
“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.” -Renee Rouleau