How Touching Your Face With Your Hands Lead to Acne and Breakouts?

“Don’t touch your face all day,

Is one of the many ways,

To keep the virus at bay,

And chase your pimples away!”

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Rubbing your nose, wiping your sweat away, or scratching your cheeks. Does this sound very familiar like what you’ve been doing, especially during the Circuit Breaker last month? If this is true, you better stop having these bad habits! 

Did you know that touching your face with your bare hands regularly could potentially cause acne and breakouts? Imagine how many different objects or surfaces our hands come into contact with at every single hour and minute. Mobile phones, keys, lift buttons are just a few of the most common items that we touch with our hands or fingers. 

But it’s not just about acne we’re talking about here. Our fear of public surfaces has intensified as our fear for the virus continues to spread rapidly in the community. With the highly contagious coronavirus being able to survive on surfaces from 3 to 72 hours or more depending on the material, touching these contaminated surfaces and subsequently touching our mouth, nose or eyes may increase the chances of infection. 

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What are some other consequences of touching your face with your hands?

1. Excess Oil leading to Clogged Pores

A healthy amount of sebum in your pores serves important purposes such as keeping your skin moisturized and preventing excess water from leaving your body.  When you touch your face frequently with your dirty hands, oils and impurities from surroundings can be transferred to your pores. The excess of sebum and dead skin cells trapped will likely cause a sebum plug, also commonly known as clogged pores. As a result, these clogged pores may turn into blackheads or whiteheads

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2. Friction Causing Overproduction of Sebum

As mentioned above, excess sebum production is the underlying cause to breakouts and clogged pores. By constantly touching, rubbing or scratching your face, friction is incurred which may cause irritation to your skin, leading to over production of sebum. The excess sebum will in turn lead to clogged pores and acne. 

3. Bacterial Acne

Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes (For short) are bacteria living naturally in sebaceous areas of your skin that aggravate inflammatory conditions called acne. When bacteria and germs are transferred from our daily objects from our hands to face, it may penetrate the surrounding pores and provoke acne-causing inflammation. If your skin has acne wounds, external bacteria may even enter the wound and cause an infection. 

4. Acne Scars

Skin picking is a destructive habit that contributes to acne inflammation and even acne scars. Not only do they compromise on your skin’s integrity when you pop your pimples without professional tools or skills, these actions may aggravate your skin condition and even lead to severe acne scarring due to indentations on your skin. Acne scars take a long time to heal and it’s not worth to risk it for short-term satisfaction of picking your skin! 

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Leave It To The Professionals For Facial Extraction

Severe and persistent acne, if left untreated or mistreated, can lead to serious consequences such as inflammation and scarring. Therefore, it is important to leave it to the professionals to carry out the facial extraction. At My Cozy Room, we offer award-winning treatments that are targeted for acne, blemishes and clogged pores. As we specialise in manual extraction techniques with a gentle yet thorough method, satisfied customers have praised us for a relatively painless experience. 

Coupled with the use of products from Germany’s No. 1 professional skincare brand BABOR and under the hands of their skillful therapists with over 8 years of experience, individuals with various skin concerns can achieve radiant and glowing skin! 

For men who have oily/combination skin with enlarged pores and are looking for facial spas to treat acne, our facial treatments are suitable for both men and women! We have also recently been featured in Best in Singapore as one of the best men spas in Singapore.

It is important to endure your way through and not succumb to the temptation of touching your own face (Especially with dirty hands)! The results are consequential and in serious types of cases, you may require a really long time to heal from the acne scars, and it’s really not worth it at all! 

Known as the Best Extraction Facial in Singapore, My Cozy Room has attained several prestigious awards, including the latest Women’s Weekly Spa Awards Winner 2020 and World Luxury Spa Awards 2020. We have also received many great online reviews from happy customers! Try out our Premium Anti-Acne LED Facial at 50% off (U.P $388, 120 min)(Valid for first-time customers residing in Singapore only) now!

The results of our targeted treatments are immediate and long lasting, creating the foundation for achieving clear and radiant skin!

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