Kendall Jenner’s dermatologist tells us the one thing we’re doing in the shower that’s giving us bacne

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    Oh, how foolish we once were to think that spots would merely be a thing of our adolescent past…

    Thanks to hormones, diet and a number of skin issues, it turns out that we spend a lot of our adulthood zapping spots in time for the weekend, too. And, don’t get us started on back acne which affects 50% of women in their 20s.

    Kendall, 21, has previously opened up about her struggle with acne, saying: ‘I had such bad acne when I was younger. It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face.’

    And if you’re suffering from bacne, it turns out that you could be making the problem worse by not showering properly.

    Yes, you read that right. According to Kendall Jenner’s dermatologist Christie Kidd, it might be the way we’re showering that’s contributing to any bacne outbreaks.

    Pimples occur when your oil glands produce too much oil which then clogs up your pores, causing bacteria to spread and causing your skin to inflame.

    ‘Most of us, we wash our hair, we condition it, and when our conditioner is sitting, that’s when we wash our body. And then the last we do is rinse out our conditioner’ Christie explains in an episode of Skin Savvy (on Kendall Jenner’s site)

    And the issue with this is that it leaves your back covered in a oily residue. So, what are you meant to do?

    Shampoo your hair, condition it and then clip it up or tie it up while you wash your body and before rinsing it all out.

    Now, tell everyone you know…

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