The everyday shower habit causing your acne

Allison Yee

She’s the dermatologist Kendall Jenner turns to when she’s got a breakout and now Dr Christie Kidd has revealed there’s a seemingly innocent shower habit that could be the reason behind that pesky pimple outbreak on your back.

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Hair conditioner.

Yep, that’s right. According to Her, the dermatologist explains in a video on the model’s website how applying conditioner to your hair and letting it sit on your skin can cause your pores to clog up.

Model Kendall relies on Dr Kidd's advice for flawless skin. Photo: Getty images

With people often leaving conditioner in for a good couple of minutes to make sure it does its thing, it’s no wonder it’s only a short ride to zit city as your skin struggles with blocked pores.

One idea might be to put your hair up – not with anything too tight that could cause breakages – while you leave your conditioner in.

Once you've got conditioner in your hair, make sure you put it up and away from your skin. Photo: Getty images

It’s not the only skin advice Dr Kidd’s dished out.

In an earlier video, the dermatologist warns frequent acne sufferers about the dangers of using exfoliating scrubs.

Dr Christie Kidd has dished out skincare advice on Kendall and sister Kylie's platforms before. Image: Youtube/Kylie Jenner

“I never want you washing your face with anything abrasive,” she explains. “Not a scrub, not a rotating brush, not a washcloth. You want to treat it very delicately and just wash with your hands. Wash really well with your hands.”

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