Acne and pimples are annoying skin problems that discourage our dreams of beautiful, clear skin. While many get these ‘destructive glowing substances’ on their cheeks, some women are concerned about the appearance of pimples on their forehead. If the pimples on your forehead are changing your mood and looking down, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to decipher the reasons for their appearance and put the camp on your upper face.

To get some correct, expert-backed answers about the “return of the village of pimples” on your forehead, HealthShots spoke to Dr. Monica Kapoor, celebrity esthetician and director at FLAWLESS Aesthetic Clinics.

Dr. Kapoor lists the following causes of forehead pimples:

1. Not washing your hair enough

You might think that not washing your hair too often will only endanger the health of your hair, but that’s not true. An unclean and soiled scalp becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and germs that can easily crawl onto your forehead and accelerate acne breakouts. So, run and grab that shampoo, girl!

wash hairJust shampoo won’t clear up your forehead pimples, you have to rinse off leftover hair products as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

2. Stress

Stress can also trigger acne or forehead blisters. Stress leads to a host of skin problems such as premature aging, wrinkles, and most importantly, it affects the optimal production of sebum. Dr. Kapoor says, “As oil production fades, the overproduction of sebum triggers acne breakouts.”

3. Dandruff

Dandruff plays a major role in forehead pimples. Small, itchy, dry scalp dandruff may fall out on your forehead and lead to pimples and acne. Dr. Kapoor suggests that dandruff is caused by a fungal infection and when it falls on the face, pimples can appear. Using an anti-dandruff shampoo may help get rid of it.

dandruffDandruff can be treated with home remedies as well. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Hormonal changes

Hormonal imbalances and changes are one of the biggest causes of forehead pimples. Changes in the body during puberty can cause some differences in the body and pimples are one of them. “During puberty, our body goes through many internal changes and releases a lot of heat. Because of this pimples may appear. Although this applies to everyone, it becomes more prominent in some women,” adds Dr. Kapoor.

5. Certain medicines

Few medications like birth control pills can cause acne and pimples on the forehead, if they are taken frequently and uncontrollably. Therefore, it is essential to contact your doctor if you are taking pills and medications and are watching for blisters on the forehead.

These are all the reasons that contributed to the invasion of acne on your forehead. Try to follow a healthy hair hygiene regimen and avoid self-treatment. Don’t forget, show some extra love for your skin and you might love your back!


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