You may find yourself raising your eyebrows at this blog post. The fact of the matter is, eyebrow acne is uncommon, but exists and affects people who are suffering from eczema, acne vulgaris, cystic acne and also cases of severe dandruff. There could be a number of reasons behind why eyebrow acne appear. If you are afflicted with painful bumps in, around and between your eyebrows, you should be asking yourself these questions –
- Do I Clean My Eyebrow Brush/Make-up Brush Enough?
Much like any other part of the skin on your face, the follicles underneath your eyebrows can also get clogged with dirt, oils and the bacteria from a dirty eyebrow brush or pencil. If you think you don’t clean your eyebrow brush/make-up brush enough, now would be a good time to do it!
- Do I Have Dandruff?
If you are suffering from dandruff, have an oily scalp or even find that you have dandruff on parts of your face, including the eyebrows (as peculiar as it may sound), you will most likely suffer from eyebrow acne. If you have flaky dandruff and it settles on parts of your face including your eyebrows or there is a chance that the dry scalp, carrying all the dirt and cry cells from your scalp or face, can clog pores and lead to bumps.
- Is My Skin Allergic To Certain Products?
Eyebrow zits can be triggered by certain makeup products, frequent threading or even wax. Do a trial-and-error of each to see which one of these affects your skin and causes the allergy.
- How Often Do I Thread/Tweeze My Eyebrows?
Any form of hair removal – be it tweezing, shaving, epilating, waxing or threading can irritate the eyebrows and cause redness. Make sure that proper hygiene is followed before and after the procedure. It all depends on how your eyebrows are plucked or removed. The hair needs to be plucked or removed from the roots.
- Do I Wash My Face Regularly?
Wash your face regularly to remove excess oils and dirt. Always use a neutral facewash or soap – one that is not harsh on your skin and make sure you wash your face at least 2-3 times in the day.