Here's What Might Be Causing Your Scalp Acne - and How You Can Prevent It

Here's What Might Be Causing Your Scalp Acne - and How You Can Prevent It

Acne exists in many forms, and even though breakouts that appear on or near your face are typically the focus when discussing treatment options, acne can show up on nearly any area of the body - and that includes your scalp.

If you've ever experienced greasy or oily roots, you probably know that sebum on the scalp works the same way to the sebum on your face. That means the pores on your head, like your skin, can also get trapped with product buildup, bacteria, dirt, and oil, leading to pimples just as easily. Still, understanding where your scalp acne is coming from and how to best treat it can be confusing. If you've come across a few bumps on your scalp recently or in the past and found yourself unsure of what to do, we're here to help.

Ahead, we spoke to a dermatologist about a few things you should know about scalp acne including what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.