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Eight tips on how to improve acne

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8:37 AM

People of all ages can have acne.Przemyslaw Koch

People of all ages can have acne.

Don’t cry for Kendall Jenner — everyone breaks down after breaking out.

Jenner famously posted on her app last week that a case of zits “completey ruined my self esteem” in eighth grade — but it only drew attention to one fact of life: Pretty much everyone gets acne and it’s never fatal (even to your social life).

Here how to deal with an issue that’s more than skin deep:

1. Keep track of how your skin reacts to different types of food.

Everyone’s skin reacts differently to different foods, so keep track of what you eat and see what foods cause breakouts, dermatologist Ellen Marmur told the Daily News.

2. After sweating, wipe it off.

Always wipe sweat off your skin as sweat encourages bacterial growth and leads to more pimples, dermatologist Bobby Boka told the Daily News. It’s true whether you’re working out or merely suffering in the heat.

3. Use benzoyl peroxide

Simple over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide should clear acne, Boka said. If acne persists, make an appointment with a dermatologist.

4. Use preventatives

Tea tree oil and licorice root acid have anti-bacterial qualities that block acne, Boka said, recommending an application before bed.

5. Avoid products with mineral oil and propylene glycol

Products with mineral oil and propylene glycol strip the skin of good oil, Boka said.

6. Don’t over wash

Wash your face only once or twice a day — over washing also removes good oils, Boka said.

7. Eat healthy, sleep well and exercise regularly.

The skin can be a window into a person’s overall health. The better you live, the better your skin will look, Marmur said.

8. Don’t pick

Picking and popping pimples can cause more outbreaks and lead to acne scarring.

lcouillard@nydailynews.com

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