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It’s not a stretch to say that bangs are one of the most popular haircut trends of the moment. Your favorite celebs rock bangs with style, as do your BFFs. If you’ve taken the plunge and gotten bangs yourself, then you may be wondering how to care for the skin that rests underneath your fringe—i.e. your forehead. How do you keep your forehead clear when there's always hair sitting on top of it? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with a skin care routine tailored specifically to those with bangs. Check out our skin care tips below!
By now, you likely know how important it is to cleanse your skin morning and night—but as the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind. If you can’t see your forehead thanks to your bangs, you may be tempted to skip cleansing it. For that reason, make sure to pin your bangs back with bobby pins or a headband so that you can effectively see—and cleanse!—your entire face, from forehead to chin.
Consider using a clay cleanser, such as the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which is indulgently formulated to seamlessly transform from clay to mousse and remove everyday impurities without over-drying. This clay cleanser goes beyond daily cleansing to deep clean, purify skin of dirt, oil, and pollution, and leave skin with a matte finish. To use, squeeze the cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Then, gently massage it onto your face using circular motions, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, and pat dry. (Here’s How to Find the Right Clay Cleanser for Your Skin Type.)
Always on the go? Throw a micellar water into your bag so you can cleanse without rinsing whenever needed. Try the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, which intensely purifies, removes makeup (even waterproof!), and cleans dirt and impurities. Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your entire face—then you’re good to go!
If you have bangs, you should always keep a few bobby pins, hair clips, or a headband on hand, especially if you know you’re going to be sweating a lot. Not only will this help keep sweat from mixing with the oils from your hair, but it will also give you the opportunity to try a whole lot of new ‘dos. (Hitting the gym? Here are 10 Beauty Essentials to Stash in Your Gym Bag.)
Think about it: The more styling products you use on your bangs, the more likely that those products could transfer to your forehead. So, try to keep the styling products to a minimum if you’re wearing your bangs down. Embrace your natural texture by rocking wavy bangs—this is especially pretty during the summer months when waves are at their peak popularity. You can use the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to give your bangs a little shape without going overboard on products.
It’s likely that your bangs will start to look greasy and need a wash slightly earlier than the rest of your hair. Sometimes it’s even worth giving your bangs a quick refresh in the AM and waiting until nighttime to wash the rest of your hair. Since this small section of hair lays directly on your face, you definitely want it to be clean all the time! Cleanse and condition with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner, then blow-dry your bangs straight or let them air dry—it’s up to you.
We know, it’s easier said than done not to play or mess with your bangs. But trust us, it’s a good idea! If you’re constantly touching your bangs, the oils from your hands can transfer onto your forehead and lead to unwanted breakouts.
Now that you know how to take care of your skin when you have bangs, it’s time to learn how to style them, too. Sometimes, bangs can be challenging to manage—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out our article, How to Style (and Trim) your Own Bangs, for easy tips to make you confident in showing off your fringe!