A €5 Head & Shoulders shampoo to fight acne? The trick that divides the experts

A €5 Head & Shoulders shampoo to fight acne?  The trick that divides the experts

We all have little imperfections against which we seek to fight. Drought, black spotstasks, scarsfine lines… or even acne ! For this, we can count on the appropriate care products, but also the grandma’s tricks.

Against the pimples that invite themselves (far too often) on our face, there are a multitude of anti-acne secrets: apply clay on the pimples or thin slices of tomato, make homemade masks with cucumber , drink green tea.

To all these grandmother’s tips are added those that can easily be found on social networks, and more precisely on TikTok. On the platform, videos presenting tips for quickly getting rid of your acne number in the hundreds. But are they all really effective? Nothing is less sure.

Cleanse your face with a zinc shampoo

pass a frozen milk stick on our face, drinking aloe vera juice… there are plenty of recommendations. The latest that is currently creating buzz on the social network? A young woman advises her community to use a shampoo to get rid of acne. But how ?

Tiktokeuse Elyse Myers says she doesn’t think spending a lot of money on a full skincare routine is unnecessary. “Go buy the Head & Shoulders 2-in-1 Classic shampoo instead, and cleanse your face with it”she advises.

This anti-pimples tip, Elyse Myers has tried it and seems rather convinced by the results. “I’ve been washing my face with it since I was in college because my dermatologist told me that the zinc in this hair treatment is amazing for the face.”


you ever look at a word so long it starts to look like a made up word? my brain started convincing me ‘zinc’ wasn’t the right spelling by the end of editing this. 😂

♬ original sound – Elyse Myers

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The opinion of a dermatologist

She then wants to be reassuring by stating that she has never had skin problems following this trick. But what do the experts really think? Interviewed by the magazine Byrdiea dermatologist confirms that an anti-dandruff shampoo can have a positive effect on acne.

“Anti-dandruff shampoos work by lowering the levels of fungi on the scalp”, says Dr. Zeichner. “So it can work, but only if you’re dealing with fungal acne“. Finally, the doctor advises against the use of anti-dandruff shampoo for sensitive and/or reactive skin.

For his part, the Skincarebylouis tiktoker and beautician do not recommend this anti-acne trick in any way. According to him, zinc pyrithione actually has an antibacterial and antifungal action; Nevertheless, “It’s still shampoos, and shampoos are adapted to the pH of the scalp and not to the pH of the skin”. The risk ? Unbalance the skin barrier. To choose, therefore, favor specific care for the face to limit the risk of skin reactions.

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