Characteristics of Scalp Zits
This skin problem involves continuous appearance of zits, pimples or even acne upon a person's scalp. These cause irritation and itching, causing the person suffering from them to scratch his or her head often. Also, this condition causes on difficulties while combing hair, each contact with the zits resulting in pain and discomfort. Finally, even though a person may have large bumps on the scalp area, being these pimples, they are usually well concealed by hair and practically invisible. However, that does not make them less uncomfortable for the person suffering from them.
Reasons Behind Scalp Zits
Similarly to any facial skin problems, this condition is caused by abnormally active sebaceous glands. These glands, originally in charge of producing the oil which moisturizes our skin, produce more of this oil causing the pores on our skin to clog. The same happens on our scalp. Due to this oil overproduction, excess of it gets out of the small pores on our scalp. Eventually, this oil clogs the tiny pores, causing bacteria to take action inside of them. This results in the appearance of zits. Furthermore, if this situation is left unattended, an infection may develop, making things worse, turning zits into acne. Therefore, adequate treatment is necessary. This way, we may prevent the possible escalation of this problem.
Possible Treatment of Scalp Zits
First and foremost, you should make sure you use a correct type of shampoo for your hair. Since scalp zits usually affect people with oily and greasy hair, they should choose shampoos adequate for their hair type.
Secondly, application of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide upon the troublesome spots may be of great assistance. Use a cotton stick or a similar means of accessing the zit and apply this substance only after washing your hair. Make sure you apply it onto the zits only. Vinegar is another alternative for these purposes. Namely, after washing your hair and drying it with a towel, you are to pour vinegar on your scalp and massage it into the zits, acne or whatever is causing you problems. After doing this, wait a bit for it to dry and then wash the hair again in order to get rid of the unpleasant vinegar smell. Alternatively, soda water may be used instead of vinegar.
Additionally, baby powder is an excellent choice for your scalp care. It will absorb all the the excessive oil, therefore, reducing chances of zit development. Apply it on your scalp and massage it around the troublesome spots. Afterward, brush the excessive powder off your hair.
Finally, you may settle for some other cosmetic products made for these purposes. If all else fails, however, seek medical attention as soon as possible.