13 Everyday Habits That Are Giving You Acne
Your hormones aren't always to blame -- turns out some of these unconscious habits might be causing your acne
Habit No. 3: Pressure (literally)So what is pressure-induced acne exactly? Shamban says it's exactly what it sounds like -- acne caused by physical pressure on your face, be it from the cell phone you are constantly on, an instrument (like the violin), or simply a hand resting on your face as you glare into the TV or computer screen. This pressure not only exposes your skin to loads of bacteria, but the actual force of this bacteria against your face can cause you to break out.
The solution: Well, the obvious one is to stop pressing bacteria-ridden objects against your skin (Nakhla suggests always going hands free with your cell). But if you really can't avoid it, at least be diligent about cleaning surfaces well and often to minimize bacteria.
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