Are you doing all the right things for your skin, like cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing, yet still experience persistent acne? Here's a list of 4 household items that could be causing your breakouts. (1) Unlaundered pillowcases. Pillowcases can transfer dirt and oil to and from your skin. (2) Makeup brushes. It may be a drag to clean your brushes, but cleaning them is essential for clear skin. (3) Loofahs. If you have body acne, keeping your loofah clean and storing it in a cool, dry place can keep bacteria from growing. (4) Dirty towels, blankets, sheets, or scarves.