“Acne doesn’t care how old you are. Even in my 30s, I was still breaking out, and in my business, that’s not acceptable,” says actress and singer Vanessa Williams, who endorses Proactiv Solution acne treatment. Whether you’re in the public eye or not, acne never really feels acceptable. No one wants to leave the house with a face full of pimples. That’s why we found out how to get rid of breakouts once and for all.
Wash Your Face Less
“Acnes isn’t caused by dirt. It’s caused by excessive hormones on the skin, specifically a hormone by-product called DHT, which stimulates oil glands to produce excess oil, eventually clogging pores underneath your skin,” says Dr. Alex Khadavi, dermatology professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and creator of the anti-DHT product Clearogen. “You can’t wash away what’s underneath, even if you scrubbed your face all day. In fact, chronic washing will irritate your skin by drying it out.” So keep face washing down to once or twice a day.