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Don’t panic, but you’re probably causing your own breakouts. That massive zit wasn’t just manifested into reality, it’s the result of an unwashed makeup brush, an allergic reaction, a dirty pillowcase, the list goes on and on. So to help you cut the pimple-causing factors out of your life, we’ve rounded up all the best, easiest ways to make sure your skin stays clear.

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Always wash your face before bed:

Not washing away the day’s grime? You’re asking for a breakout. Stash cleansing wipes on your nightstand for nights when you’re too tired to move.

 

Don’t skimp on sudsing. 

Wash your face for 30 to 45 seconds with a dime-size amount of face wash. That’s how long it takes to clear dirt and oil off your face.

 

Wash off ALL your cleanser. 

Leftover cleanser equals leftover dirt and oil. Rinse with tepid water until skin feels clean and smooth and no longer slippery or soapy. (Hot water dries out your skin and cold water closes your pores.)

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Don’t skip your morning wash.

Hairstyling products get absorbed by your pillowcase then transfer to your skin — if it’s not cleared away in the am, it’ll clog your pores all day long.

 

Don’t overwash. 

If your skin still feels oily, instead of washing again (which can make your skin produce even more oil), try an astringent after cleansing.

By: Dammy Eneli

See Also: How To Prep Your Skin Before A Swim