Q: I have pimples on my scalp, and wherever my hair touches the skin – my forehead, temples, neck – I have a breakout. I wash my hair every day, which alleviates the situation a little, but I have a lot of acne on my back. I started using your Pore Refining Acne Treatment Gel Cream, and it’s definitely helped. Is there anything else I should be doing?
A: You may have folliculitis on your scalp, and that sometimes requires special treatment. Using DMAE-treated pads on the face and body, and washing your hair daily with a medicated shampoo that contains sulphur or zinc may help. Start a nutritional supplement regimen containing a multi-vitamin, antioxidants (incluing alpha lipoic acid and DMAE), and essential fatty acids. Also, try to keep your hair off of your face, neck, and body. If you continue to use the products you are already using, and follow my tips, you should see a resolution of the problem. To treat this from the inside out, follow an anti-inflammatory diet. It is always wise to see your dermatologist when experiencing any type of skin problem.