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Can using hair products that are oily or greasy cause acne?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Certain hair products are comedogenic (meaning they can clog pores) and can cause acne. Pomade acne is a type of acne that typically occurs on the forehead, temples, and scalp of people who style their hair with pomades. People who are acne-prone and who want to use pomades should apply the product to the ends of the hair only, or apply it an inch behind the hairline, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Consult your dermatologist for tips on which hair products to avoid if you have acne.

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