Managing Scalp Acne

Managing Scalp Acne

Managing Scalp Acne

 

 

Scalp Acne is the same acne you find on your face, neck, back, arms and chest.  It is just located on your scalp. Scalp Acne occurs when the hair follicle becomes clogged with oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and eventually bacteria.  The positive side to Scalp Acne is that your hair usually covers the pimples so they are less noticeable.  The down side is the scalp tends to itch more which results in scratching.  Even when you do not have Scalp Acne, you should not scratch your head with your fingernails.  This action just causes the breakage of the skin, which allows infections to occur and spread.  Try rubbing your scalp with the pads of your fingers.  Putting Lavender Essential Oil on your fingertips and then rubbing the oil on the scalp helps stop the itch.

Managing Scalp Acne

Scalp Acne tends to be a bit more difficult to treat since some of the home remedies tend to lighten or change the color of the hair.  Spot treatments can be difficult since it is harder to reach the scalp acne since there is hair in the way.  It is always a good idea to test the treatment in an inconspicuous spot.

Here are some home remedies for Scalp Acne:

Managing Scalp Acne

1.  Add Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils to your shampoo and conditioner.  The Lavender Oil will reduce inflammation and combats excess sebum (oil) on the skin while the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial.  Remember that only use 100% Therapeutic/Medical Grade Essential Oils to obtain the health benefits.

Managing Scalp Acne

2.  Cut a fresh garlic clove and rub on and around the acne.  The garlic will help acne disappear.  (You may want to do this when you are going to stay at home due to the strong odor of the garlic.)

3.  Grind nutmeg with raw milk, place on the acne and leave for an hour or two before rinsing it off.

Managing Scalp Acne

4.  Use Lemon juice for a hair rinse.  Lemon will lighten the color of your hair.  If you do want to lighten your hair color then while your hair is still wet, sit out in the sunshine until your hair dries.

5.  Apply Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar to your scalp.  Use 4 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with some Lemon juice.  Apply to your entire scalp and hair. Leave on for an hour or two then rinse with cool water.

Note:  Lemon juice can cause a stinging sensation and some people do not tolerate this well.  If this happens to you, then mix your Lemon juice with yogurt and then apply.

Managing Scalp Acne

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