If you’re suffering from unsightly back blemishes, it could be down to the way you wash your hair.
In a recent episode of Skin Savvy on Kendall Jenner's website, the model’s dermatologist, Christie Kidd, warns that washing and conditioning your tresses before you wash your back is a bad idea.
“Most of us, we wash our hair, we condition it, and when our conditioner is sitting, that's when we wash our body,” Kidd says, “And then the last we do is rinse out our conditioner.”
She explains that this method will leave leave your skin covered in oily residue, which could contribute to breakouts. Instead, shampoo, condition and rinse your hair before tying it up and washing your body.
David Bank, director of the Centre for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery, told Women’s Health that there are a number of other ways you can get rid of bacne including:
- Wearing loose, cotton shirts while working out.
- Showering ASAP after exercise.
- Using an anti-dandruff shampoo.
- Wearing your hair up as often as possible.
- Assessing your diet.
- Visiting a dermatologist.