Your Heart Bangs May be Causing Your Acne

South Korea is at the heart of many different trends in beauty and hair for the Asian region. One of the most recent trends in hair and style that seems to have its roots in the region is what locals are calling ‘Hateu Aapmuhri’ or ‘Heart Bangs Hair’.

This look is achieved by using a curling iron to curl the opposing sides of the bangs inward at the bottom, thus creating an upside-down heart effect. Of course, one must keep this in place so massive amounts of hairspray are used to keep the look going strong all-day or night.

Cute at this look might be and innocent as it might seem, it could be causing some skin problems that could be permanent if not careful.

Hairspray contains many different chemicals that, when combined, are the perfect cocktail to hold that hair in the right place for hours at a time. The problem is, that most of the time all of these chemicals also come into contact with the skin. If you think about what causes acne, meaning clogged pores, then you might deduce that spraying this glue-like substance around your face could be causing some unsightly acne.

Acne can be a problem at any age, not just during the teenage years, so it’s important to keep our skin clean and free some chemicals to minimize the chances of clogging pores. Adding hairspray to the onslaught of things that we put on our face including makeup is a disaster waiting to happen.

What can I do about acne?

If you are already suffering from acne due to the products that you are using on your face, there is hope. A processing called aqua cleansing is a popular treatment here at the Kowayo Aesthetic clinic. Aqua cleanse is a painless procedure that uses a triple-solution jet therapy to clean blocked ducts and provide an exfoliating cleanse to rid the skin of dead cells.  The process is repeated across the facial region, provides the deepest clean, and is perfect for those with large pores and extra oily skin.

Once the heart bangs trend fades into history, it’s important that you come out on the other side with healthy skin.

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