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How can keeping your hands off your face help prevent acne?

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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.

From: 10 Tips for Preventing Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

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