Habits That Cause Pimples

19 Oct

Food, stress and hormones aside, there are some habits at work and at home that can more directly lead to pimples. I’m talking about touching our faces with bacteria-laden objects.

Here are some of my habits that bring me pimples:

  1. Resting my chin on my hand during looong meetings.
  2. Cradling the phone between my ear and my shoulder.
  3. Resting my chin on my son’s head, esp. when I lie down with him to get him to nap.

I’d been doing pretty well with not doing #s 1 and 2 but for about two months I’ve been getting pimples on my chin. I was ready to blame my toothpaste or my lipstick, none of which I had recently changed. Hubby pointed out the pimples were not near my lips. When I caught myself doing #3, it was like, aha, it’s the kiddo’s sweaty hair! Another score for the mindfulness movement.

I don’t want to go crazy and have the kid take a bath thrice a day. I’m trying to cut back on habit #3 and have been getting chin pimples less often.

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