During this series on pore clogging ingredients, we have talked extensively about many different products that you use on your face, but what other types of products cause breakouts? Your hair comes in direct contact with your face most of the day, so your hair products are going to affect your acne. In fact, using acne safe products on your hair is just as important as using acne safe products on your face.
Hair products without pore-clogging ingredients are a bit tricky to find. As far as we know, there is no special brand that creates shampoo, conditioner, etc specifically for acne prone skin. This means that we need to check all the ingredients on every bottle of hair product we buy and use.
Natural Products:
Some clients decide to go a very natural route and make homemade shampoo to keep their skin safe or buy their hair care from a health food store. However, just because the products were handmade or from a health food store does not mean they are safe for acne prone skin. Always check ingredients before purchasing or creating a product to make sure it is safe and will not clog pores.  Our pore-clogging list is available at UtahAcneClinic.com.
If you would like to use products with a more natural base it is rather important to watch out for the following ingredients. These are great natural oils that can be very beneficial for those who do not suffer from acne, but they will cause breakouts if you are acne prone.
Cocoa butter
Mink oil
Wheat germ oil
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Coconut butter
Soybean oil
Caster oil
Other essential oils
Not So Natural Products:
We also have clients who use Pureology, ColorProof and some AG HairCare products without aggravating their acne. If you would like to go this route with your shampoo and conditioner, please check every individual bottle of product you use for new and unsafe ingredients.
If you are suffering from acne and have questions about the products you are using or on how to ultimately clear your skin, please call the Skintherapy Skincare and Acne Clinic of Salt Lake City. We are here to guide you on your journey to a clear complexion.