Makeout Breakouts: How Kissing & Touching Skin Causes Acne

Are you in the honeymoon phase of a new relationship? After kissing your sweetheart, does more acne form around the sides of your nose?

If so, you’ve got a case of the makeout breakout.

While making out, your partner’s nose touches your face, creating a combination of oil and friction that causes your skin to breakout. Also, if your partner has facial hair, the scruff can scratch your skin, which causes irritation and more pimples.

No, we won’t ask you to not kiss your partner… 😉

Here’s what you can do:

  1. After making out, do your clear skin regimen: cleanse, tone, and apply benzoyl peroxide cream.
  2. Don’t rest your face on their chest.

Now go have fun!

What is acne mechanica?
Acne mechanica is acne that is caused by skin friction, heat, pressure on the skin, or when skin isn’t exposed to the air. Sweaty, constantly rubbed skin can quickly break out in a bothersome rash that’s really acne. For further reading, check out these blog posts:

Do Cell Phones Cause Breakouts?

Does Working Out Break You Out?

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