Is Your Phone Causing Breakouts?

If you’re a cell phone owner, take note – our precious phones are one of the dirtiest things we can rub against our faces, and can cause some serious zits, breakouts and other nastiness.

phone causes pimples?

Think about it: We press our cellphones against our face, touch it all the time with our dirty fingers, and the poor thing is thrown around the whole day, touching all sorts of surfaces. So you can bet it’s a breeding ground for some nasty dirt and bacteria, which can cause breakouts. The remedy? Clean it, of course! I’d recommend to clean it everyday.

All you need to do is grab an antibacterial wipe and give your phone a good wipe down. You can even use one of my favorite beauty multi-takers to clean your phone.

If you want to take it further, you can buy those pretty cases that you have to remove when you need to use it – it’ll protect your phone when you’re leaving it on the table, or in your handbag, especially if you’re the type to dump all sorts of crap in it (guilty).

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22 comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I had never thought about all the gross stuff that gets on cellphones! Totally going to start cleaning it often now. 🙂

  2. I clean mine, but more because it gets covered in mud where I work, so its more to make it clean enough to use, rather than for looking after my face…think I might start cleaning it more often though now!

    1. Oh dear! Glad you do it now! I’ve had a cellphone for over 10 years and hadn’t cleaned any until this year… VERY bad, haha. Better late than never, I suppose? 😛

  3. WORD! i get little break outs on my left side because of this. I use rubbing alcohol on my phone and it does the trick.

  4. I used to clean my phone but I got lazy. I use a headset whenever a phonecall is longer than 5 minutes. = )

  5. Thank you for this post! I’ve just doused a little bit of my phone in antibacterial handwash (haha, can’t find any wipes just now) and now that you’ve mentioned it, I’ll be doing it a lot more often! No wonder why I keep getting spots on the lower half of my cheeks, closest to my ears. They’re not horrific.. just not very nice.
    Much love,
    Yasmina xx

    1. My pleasure, Yasmina. And yep – those little breakouts are most probably from your phone! Glad to hear you’ve started cleaning it. Hand wash should work the same too!

  6. I enjoy reading your blog entries!
    I clean my phone screen everytime.
    ESPECIALLY.. IF..
    I borrow anyone my cellphone.
    Is a must! Hee!
    Have a great Sunday:)

  7. omg im mad fussy about stuff like this, i even wash my ear phones…i dont like germs on my face! haha

  8. I think I might be about to become OCD about cleaning my phone and my ear phones. I had never thought of this.

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