This Is the Secret Behind Kendall Jenner's Clear, Breakout-Free Complexion
Though we'd never be able to tell from her stream of Instagram selfies and gorgeous fashion spreads, acne is an issue Kendall Jenner has struggled with (celebs, they're just like us!), and she's been pretty candid about the topic since opening up about the problem in a blog entry she posted back in October. "Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it," she wrote. "It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them." Things have clearly changed since then, thanks to her dermatologist Christie Kidd, PA-C, and this week, the two teamed up to create a video outlining Jenner's acne treatment regimen, which takes an easy-does-it approach in terms of exfoliation.
"I never want you washing your face with anything too abrasive. Not a scrub, not a rotating brush, not a washcloth," Kidd says in the video. "You want to treat it very delicately and just wash really well with your hands." Jenner starts the day by using Kidd's Clean face wash, then follows with the Acne Fresh Pads and a layer of the EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 prior to applying makeup. At night, she repeats the first two steps, and finishes with the pro's Renewal Serum, which treats any current breakouts while fading any spots left behind by previous blemishes. Jenner is also a fan of the occasional Laser Genesis treatment at Kidd's office—the non-invasive laser light technology helps to shrink pores, even out texture, and further diminish dark spots.