Cheeks. Share on Pinterest Friction or rubbing of the skin may cause acne on the cheeks. Breakouts on the cheeks can occur as a result of acne mechanica, which develops due to friction or rubbing of the skin.
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Gohara agrees and says that all that rubbing from crying can clog the pores, especially if youre not careful with which kind of tissues you use. If youre using those scented ones or ones that are moisture-infused, youre more likely to cause acne mechanica, she says. Gohara adds that stress can also cause acne.