Q: Lately my one side of my face has been breaking out. Could this be caused by my cell phone?
A: Typically, acne breakouts are caused by hormonal influences, but phones, sports equipment, clothing and even your hands can induce "acne mechanica", a form of acne caused by repeated rubbing or touching. If you suspect your breakout is caused by frequent phone use, avoid touching the phone to your cheek and wipe the phone frequently with an anti-bacterial cleanser, or try a hands-free device. To treat your acne, try a complete, three-step acne treatment system—cleanser, toner, and moisturizer—that specifically targets acne. Look for a dermatologist-tested treatment system with salicylic acid to help clear up acne and prevent breakout cycles.Back to Questions
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