Quick Tips: Does touching your face cause acne breakouts?

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HOWSTUFFWORKS —¬†One possible cause of recent breakouts might be your cell phone. Since you’re often touching it all day long (especially if it’s a smartphone), and probably not washing your hands every time before you pick it up, it’s likely to be a hub of germs and bacteria. That bacteria is in constant contact with your face and could trigger breakouts on your chin and around your mouth. Wipe it down daily with alcohol or Clorox wipes to clean it and try to talk with a hands-free headpiece or device if you want to minimize skin contact.

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