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I’m a dermatologist — these common habits are making your acne so much worse

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Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., from tiny blackheads to pus-filled pimples, according to the?American Academy of Dermatology.

But no matter how it pops up on your body, these expert tips will help to clear your skin.

One of the most common causes of acne is using skin care products that are “too heavy and rich,” David Kim, a board-certified dermatologist at Idriss Dermatology in New York City, told HuffPost. Maridav – stock.adobe.com

One of the most common causes of acne is using skin care products that are “too heavy and rich,” David Kim, a board-certified dermatologist at Idriss Dermatology in New York City, told HuffPost.

To avoid this, research the products that you add to your skin care routine. Products with a high comedogenic index, will likely clog your pores, which can cause or worsen acne in most cases.

Ingredients, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, petrolatum or mineral oil, often have a high comedogenic index and might be contributing to your acne.

Instead, opt for oil-free or “non-comedogenic” products.

The expert warned that facial scrubs can also be contributing to your skin care issues.

Products with a high comedogenic index, will likely clog your pores, which can cause or worsen acne in most cases. nadianb – stock.adobe.com

Although some people think that a good scrub will clear away their skin issues, scrubs can cause irritation which may make the problem worse.

“Scrubs are harsh on the skin, and no one really needs a facial scrub because gentle facial cleansers are sufficient,” Kim said.

But if you really feel the need to use a scrub, the expert recomends using a mild one once a week.

Although some people think that a good scrub will clear away their skin issues, scrubs can cause irritation which may make the problem worse. Anton – stock.adobe.com

And while everyone on TikTok seems to insist that you need a 12 step skincare routine, Kim insisted you really only need three products: a gentle cleanser, a noncomedogenic moisturizer and sunscreen.

“Skin can get irritated from using too many different types of products,” the expert explained.

Other habits that could be making your acne worse are your workout and bed time routines.

Although, everyone on TikTok seems to insist that you need a 12 step skincare routine, Kim insisted you really only need three products: a gentle cleanser, a noncomedogenic moisturizer and sunscreen. sorrapongs – stock.adobe.com

Sweating or sleeping with make up on can cause oil, dirt and bacteria to build up on your skin and cause breakouts.

To keep your skin clear, experts advise that you should shower, wash your face or use oil-free makeup remover wipes after you sweat or before you go to bed.

Breakouts should clear up within a week or two, but if they don’t, you might want to consider switching products or seeing a dermatologist.

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