No way — and neither do dirt on your face, fried foods or sexual activity. But there are some things that can contribute to acne worsening. Changes in your skin during puberty trigger acne. Stress; your period; picking at or popping your pimples; scrubbing your skin too hard; getting too much sun; and using oil-based lotions, makeup or hair gels can cause breakouts to get worse.


-Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health

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