While it may seem like pimples are trying to ruin your day, the reality is that almost everyone eventually gets breakouts. Numerous factors contribute to acne, some of which you can control, such as washing your face and switching your pillowcase, and others of which you cannot, such as genetics and hormonal changes. Therefore, in order to effectively treat breakouts, it’s crucial to understand their root causes. We’ve gathered the top clear skin advice from Dr. Melissa K. Levin, a dermatologist in NYC and the founder of Entiere Dermatology, and Dr. Nazanin Saedi, a dermatologist in Philadelphia and clinical associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University, to help you say goodbye to acne for good. Here’s everything you need to know about how to get clear skin – quickly, from sneaky things that might be causing you to break out to the best acne products that actually work. No matter how exhausted you are, you are not permitted to sleep with makeup on. We promise that your future acne-free skin will appreciate it. Every night, use a nickel-sized amount of face wash to wash your face for 30 to 45 seconds. You might be tempted to skip your morning moisturizer if your skin is oily, but drying out your skin can actually make acne worse. It’s crucial to choose the right moisturizer to avoid making breakouts worse or making your skin more oily. Dr. Levin suggests choosing a daily moisturizer with Micropearl technology to absorb surface oil for a matte finish, like Differin Oil Absorbing Moisturizer, to remove any excess shine.