Scalp Acne Is Real — & Here’s What To Do About It
Even though it’s covered in hair follicles, the scalp is
actual skin. Just like your face, it can be prone to dryness, scabbing, scarring, and “acne.” Dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, of
Sadick Dermatology in New York City, tells
Refinery29 that scalp acne (known by doctors as folliculitis) occurs when a hair follicle gets clogged with sebum or product debris.