Kendall Jenner has always been open about her struggles with acne. Although the model has a flawless complexion today, her teenage years led to plentiful insecurities—until she enlisted the help of Beverly Hills skincare expert Christie Kidd.
In a new video for Kendall’s website, Christie shares some essential tips for anyone who suffers from acne—and one of them is applicable to all of us, regardless of the state of our skin. When an unexpected zit appears on our faces, many of us tend to scrub it aggressively in hopes of making it disappear. Christie advises that this actually aggravates the spots and increases inflammation, so a much more gentle approach to cleansing is best. “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,” she says.
Moral of the story: Stop being harsh on your acne, because you’re actually making it worse.