Yes, Scalp Acne Is a Thing — Here’s How to Deal With It
While scalp acne may be out of sight, it’s still very much top of mind if you’re experiencing painful bumps and irritation on your head. The scalp is a surprisingly common area for breakouts to occur, but figuring out how to address them is not so straightforward. To find out more, we consulted with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Rachel Nazarian, of Schweiger Dermatology.
What Is Scalp Acne?
Your scalp, just like your face and body, is prone to getting acne due to the presence of oil or sebaceous glands. The scalp actually has a higher density of oil glands, and, as a result, creates more sebum. “These oil glands are sensitive to the same hormonal fluctuations as the skin on the rest of the body,” advises Dr. Nazarian. “Depending on what your hormones are saying, they may instruct oil glands to rev up activity, which could lead to acne.” Once the sebum mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria, a pimple can form, just like it does on other areas of the skin.
Source: Skincare.com by L’Oréal – Yes, Scalp Acne Is a Thing — Here’s How to Deal With It By, Samantha Holender