9. Hair and Scalp Hygiene
The same fungi that cause dandruff can also irritate the skin on your forehead and cause acne. Also, the oil from your hair and scalp can spread onto your forehead and result in clogged pores and acne. Hence, to get rid of bumps on your forehead, it is very important to keep your hair and scalp clean.
Regularly wash your hair to prevent a buildup of oil on the scalp. If you have dandruff, use an anti-dandruff shampoo to keep the flakes away from your scalp as well as your face.
Avoid using oil on your hair too often. If you do use an oil treatment on your hair, always wipe off your forehead afterward with a damp washcloth.
Also, cut your bangs or use a hair tie to pull your hair up and away from your skin. This will prevent oil from your hair getting on your forehead.
10. Healthy Diet
By making some dietary changes, you can reduce or prevent any form of acne from developing on your face as well as other parts of the body.
- Follow a low-glycemic diet by including more whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and green vegetables in your meals.
- Eat foods high in vitamin C to promote the growth of healthy skin tissue.
- Include more nuts and seeds in your diet to benefit from the goodness of vitamins A and E.
- Avoid oily, fatty and spicy foods as well as junk and sugary foods that can make acne worse.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush harmful toxins out of your body.
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser twice daily, but avoid excessive washing and scrubbing that can irritate the skin.
- Avoid using heavy foundation makeup. Choose light, powder-based cosmetics that are less likely to clog your pores. Be sure to remove your makeup each night before going to bed.
- If you have oily skin, use oil-free skin products, including moisturizers and sunscreen. Try to use only water-based beauty products.
- Do not pick or pop the small bumps on your forehead, as it can cause permanent scarring.
- Be sure to avoid touching your forehead with dirty hands.
- Always keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking an ample amount of water.
- Avoid or minimize potential acne triggers, such as stress, high alcohol intake, and excessive smoking.
- Increase blood circulation in your body by becoming more physically active.
- Get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily to encourage healthy and glowing skin.
- Decrease friction from your pillowcase, as it can irritate your skin and contribute to acne. Silk pillowcases reduce friction significantly.
- If you do not see any improvement, talk to your dermatologist.