Can touching your face give you acne?
Yeah, that might be an acne trigger. “Most of us do it without noticing, but touching your face is a common cause of breakouts around your chin and jawline because you are bringing bacteria to your skin, as well as applying pressure to it,” says Dr. Bank. So hands off!
Why touching your face is bad for acne?
Oily Skin. If you are prone to oily skin, face touching can aggravate the presence of skin oil. Every time you touch your face, you are spreading oil from one part of your face to the other. The act of face touching can also clog your pores, which can lead to an outbreak of acne.
What happens if you keep touching acne?
Avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring.
Will my acne go away if I stop touching my face?
Because acne isn’t caused by simply touching your face, acne can’t be “cured” by not touching your face. Not touching your face won’t stop acne. If you want to see real improvement in your skin, you need to get on an acne treatment regimen.
Does popping acne make it worse?
Popping a pimple can delay your body’s natural healing process, which causes your pimple’s healing to take longer. You could push the pus and bacteria further under your skin. Which could mean inflammation or a worse outbreak.