Monday, May 05, 2014

A Quick Face Washing Tip

We all have our shower routines down pat from childhood: wash hair, apply conditioner, preen and primp from head to toe, wash away conditioner, get out. But here's something to consider: some hair products are notorious pore cloggers and worse (the only time in my teens that I experienced a major breakout was when I used a divine-smelling hair mask).  I've found that it makes a real difference to cleanse my face after washing the conditioner or hair mask out, and I'm especially diligent about it when testing a new hair product. Making sure that there's no hair goop residue on face and neck (using a Clarisonic certainly helps) is an excellent idea if you know or suspect that you've been reacting to something in your hair products, such as my recent issue with coconut oil derivatives.


  1. Good tip; not a lot of people connect the two (and many who have spots around the hairline or forehead are actually getting them from hair products.

  2. I used to use Pantene products and would got horrible, painful large bumps along the hairline of my neck. I changed to Alterna and have not had an issue since. I'm not sure what it is about the Pantene but if I run out and use it, invariably the bumps erupt soon after use. ick!

  3. This is serendipitous: I started cleansing my face after getting out of the shower, about two months ago. My persistent rosacea all but disappeared. I also take care not to run too much hot water over my face when I'm in the shower... I still get a bit of redness, but it goes away after an hour or so.

  4. Interesting. I've had problems with itchy bumps on my back this winter, and have wondering if it isn't from the hair products dripping down my back. I've been making sure to scrub my back after I rinse my hair for the past couple of weeks, and so far no more itchiness.


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