Today, I’m going to give you six really important tips for how to help prevent acne breakouts in adults. First and perhaps most important, make sure that all of your skin care products, whether it’s makeup, moisturizer, sunscreen or anything else, is labeled either “water-based” or “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic.” Second, try to avoid eating, on a consistent basis, foods with a high iodine content. Iodine is the only food substance that has been proven, on a cumulative basis, to actually promote acne breakouts, and the foods that are high in iodine are foods like shellfish, lobster, shrimp, crabmeat and also certain green vegetables like spinach, seaweed and kelp. Try to avoid repeatedly sleeping with your makeup on. Look, it’s not the end of the world if you sleep with your makeup one or two nights but, if you’re doing it repeatedly, it’s going to be ground into the pores, and that’s going to help promote clogging of your pores and acne breakouts. As a matter of fact, don’t let anything consistently touch or rub your face, whether it’s your fingers, a hair band, or even your hair, even if your hair is squeaky clean. Anything that consistently touches your facial skin promotes thickening of the skin and thickening of the skin promotes acne breakouts. When you wash your face, after you’re done washing, pat your face dry, don’t rub it dry. Even just rubbing can thicken the skin. And make sure, when you’re exercising, that you wash your face before you exercise because, if you don’t, the oil and debris that you have accumulated during the day will just be ground into your skin when you wipe away your sweat.