Irritation can aggravate acne. If you’ve surfed around Acne.org you know that much. That means anything that comes into contact with the skin, especially stuff that rubs the skin can cause a breakout. Here’s a short list of things to be aware of:
- fingers (picking). This is the big culprit for most people!
- resting the face in one’s hands
- cell phone
- chin straps
- kissing – probably worth it tho
- nose blowing
I want to concentrate on nose blowing in today’s blog. I notice that whenever my allergies kick up, like they have in the past week, it is close to impossible to prevent some acne around my nose. Whenever I get sick, the story is the same. Frequent nose blowing can aggravate the skin and cause a breakout. To combat this as much as I can, I try not to “bear down” too hard with the tissue, and I try to keep my allergies in check. I also am extra careful in my BP application around the nose at such times, ensuring that I use plenty of BP and stay gentle.