3 Things Acne Suffers Should Never Put on Their Face

Three Acne Triggers to Avoid

When it comes to acne, there are certain things you absolutely must keep away from your skin. While it's true that all acne is different, these three things can trigger an acne breakout in almost any acne sufferer. Wondering what they are? Here's the dirt...

Petroleum Jelly

Want to clog your pores faster than I can say "zit"? Put some petroleum jelly on your face. Some people use this product to soften lips during the winter months. That's great, as long as you don't have acne. Putting Vaseline on your lips can cause acne breakouts around your mouth. Do yourself a favor and put the jar away.

Rubbing Alcohol

A friend of mine had a horrible acne breakout and didn't know why. I asked her if she'd done anything differently with her skin care. Turns out she had run out of medicated acne pads so she used rubbing alcohol instead for two days until she was able to get more. BIG mistake.

Don't put rubbing alcohol on your face. It won't help your acne and it will dry your skin out to the point where your pores can become clogged with dead skin cells. If you run out of acne wash, use mild soap and water instead.

Your Hands

It sounds funny, but you really need to keep your hands off your face. Your hands create oils that can clog your pores, leading to acne breakouts. Wash your hands before handling your facial skin and if you have a habit of holding your chin in your hand, break that habit now. You'd be surprised what a difference keeping your hands off your face can make.

So remember, there's no miracle product to put on your face that will make acne disappear instantly. There are, however, things you can keep off your face to prevent acne breakouts from occurring in the first place.

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