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Feb 27, 2017
by Vivant Skin Care
When we talk about breakouts, we’re typically focusing on the face. But acne doesn’t limit itself to this conspicuous quadrant. It shows up unwanted wherever it damn well pleases. Shoulders, back, chest and, yes, scalp. If scalp acne is one of your mane concerns, it’s time to rewrite the story on your crowning glory.
Acne forms on the scalp the same way it forms on your face. Oil glands produce excess oil, which then gets trapped in the follicle and blocks pores. Heavy products and friction from hats and helmets add to the problem. All those extra nourishing and conditioning agents in your favorite gloss-enhancers are often loaded up with oils and other ingredients that can be serious pore-cloggers.
Another flare-up factor is inflammation. Products like gels, texturizers, hair wax and sprays can be irritating, in part due to an often high alcohol content.
And if you’re a fan of the millenary arts, i.e. hats, or you’re involved in a sport that requires you to wear a helmet, you may be unwittingly creating a perfect environment for acne-causing bacteria to thrive by trapping in sweat, oil, dirt, and, again, those oh-so-nourishing hair products in a natural oven of sorts, your own headspace Hot Pocket.
Many products designed for clearing acne can be too harsh for your hair. So how can you clear your dome without crisping your coif?
There’s a simple solution already sitting on your bathroom counter. Your facial cleanser. You are washing your face with Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash, right? If so, you’re already halfway to a clear scalp. Replace your regular shampoo with Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash until the acne on your scalp clears up. Then go back to your regular shampoo, but alternate and use the Mandelic Wash two to three times a week to keep bacteria away and your scalp unblemished.
Why Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash? Because it’s loaded with antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory ingredients that are as nourishing as they are fierce. Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from almonds that gently exfoliates to remove debris and oil and let new skin emerge. It’s antibacterial and anti-fungal as well, so it eliminates acne-causing bacteria. And because it has a smaller molecule than other AHAs, it penetrates the skin more slowly, meaning it won’t cause inflammation-inducing irritation. Green tea extract is rich in vitamins E and C to repair and protect skin from UV damage. Grape seed oil hydrates and heals. Kiwi fruit extract is calming, nourishing and high in reparative Vitamin C. Honey is an anti-bacterial, humectant to help hair hold moisture and shine.
Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Wash: Clarifying for your scalp. Enriching for your locks.
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