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Your Glasses Could Be Giving You Pimples

Who would have thought?!

Did you know? Oil, dirt, and bacteria pile up on your specs and wreak havoc on your skin. Here, we give you five ways to prevent your glasses from causing breakouts.

1. Clean your glasses.

Make it a habit to wash your specs with soap and water every day. You can also wipe them clean with anti-bacterial microfiber wipes or tissue doused in rubbing alcohol.

2. Use oil-free products.

Think of it this way: the pressure from your glasses is actually pushing products into your skin, leading to clogged pores and eventually, breakouts. Switch to non-comedogenic cosmetics, like lightweight moisturizers and oil-free mineral makeup.

Try: Ellana Minerals Mineral Foundation


3. Keep your glasses away from your hair.

You know that habit we all have of pushing our eyeglasses and sunnies to the top of our heads because it looks cool? Yeah, you might want to stop doing that. The oils (and product residue) from your hair transfer onto your glasses and eventually, to your skin. So always bring your glasses’ cases and store them there instead—it will also keep your specs from picking up more dirt from the inside of your bag.

4. Pay extra attention to your problem areas.

Now that you know the pressure and dirt from your glasses can be blamed for your frequent breakouts, start paying more attention to the areas on your face that your glasses touch. Use an acne-busting facial wash and back it up by exfoliating your face at least once a week to unclog pores.

Try: St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

5. Consider switching to contact lenses.

If you use metal frames, the nickel content from them can actually irritate your skin and lead to worse skin problems. But if you’re not ready to ditch your glasses completely, try daily disposable lenses first. 

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