STOP! You've Been Cleansing Your Face Wrong This Whole Time

2017-01-14 00:56:15Z
Lauren Payne
Lauren Payne

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If you haven't already noticed, everyone is starting to pay more attention to their skin rather than their make-up.

In 2017, the natural look is overtaking the glam look and women are definitely going for the less is more approach to beauty.

But there's a catch.

With less makeup, your natural skin is on show, so getting that flawless complexion has become more important than ever. 

You probably use a washcloth, facial scrub or cleansing brush to clean your skin in the mornings. 

You may think that they're helping your complexion but unfortunately, they're only making it worse.

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So we urge you to put away the Clarisonic and check out what the professionals are recommending for spot-free skin.

"I often find patients have bought and are using far too many products which makes their skin worse," Dr Christie Kidd, Kendall Jenner's life-saving dermatologist told Seventeen.

"Using anything abrasive on acne can increase inflammation, actually making it worse."

Kendall has been very vocal about her struggles with acne as a teenager and has said Dr Kidd was her saving grace. 

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The dermatologist recently recorded a video for the model's app adding onto her comments to Seventeen.

"I never want you washing your face with anything abrasive.

"Not a scrub, not a rotating brush, not a washcloth. You want to treat it very delicately and just wash really well with your hands."

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Dr Kidd says gentle cleansers, masks and oil-controlled moisturisers are the keys to a beautiful complexion.

There are, of course, a variety of products on the market in these categories, but as long as your picking a nice, gentle cleanser for your specific skin type, then you'll be in skin heaven!

If you're unsure about what you skin type actually is, check in with a dermatologist or even ask a specialist at your local pharmacy, because they'll point you in the right direction.

You ready to look as amazing san-makeup as Beyonce?

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