Simple Tip #10 – Stop picking at acne: Also, touching your face in general. Picking at acne causes scars, inflamed tissue and a worse situation than the one you started with. When you touch your face, you’re doing the same damage as cleansing your face without washing your hands first. Every time you feel yourself going to touch your face, put your hands down and rest them somewhere else. Stop touching your face for three weeks straight, and you’ll start seeing big differences in your skin.