Do Cell Phones Cause Blemishes?

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Updated 9/8/15. Cell phones are not the cause of breakouts (the cause is way more complicated then this) but they can potentially make acne worse because adding additional bacteria to already infected blemishes can exacerbate them. To lessen the healing time for breakouts, it is important that you wipe down your phone daily to avoid unnecessary bacteria from getting onto the skin.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CELL PHONE: Take a wet wipe that does not contain alcohol or bleach (since they may damage your screen or the plastic) and wipe the phone thoroughly. Repeat daily or as necessary.

NOTE: Did you know that the face is the dirtiest part of your body simply because, without realizing it, you’re touching your face all day long? It’s not from your phone but directly from your hands. So whatever you touched with your hands will get on your face making the skin a breeding ground for bacteria—and this will definitely prolong breakouts. Be sure to wash your face every night with a well-formulated, cleanser to properly remove dirt, bacteria and debris…

Read: Consider Yourself Lucky If You Have Acne. (What?!?)
Read: 11 Possible Causes For Breakouts
Read: Solutions For Skin Pickers

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As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”