Is My Skin Purging Or Reacting?

Is Skin purging good?

Purging often occurs when you use retinoid creams [1] or chemical based exfoliators for acne or anti ageing [2].

They throw out all the accumulated dirt, dead cells and chemicals absorbed and stored by your skin.

So, though you may have a breakout initially, purging is actually good for your skin..

Is it normal for skin to purge when using a new product?

When beginning a new skincare regimen, you may experience breakouts or irritation within the first few days of product use. While there are a number of factors that can cause breakouts, it’s possible you could be experiencing what’s known as skin purging or acne purging.

Is it purging or breaking out?

Purging – Located predominantly in a defined area where you already have frequent breakouts. Skin purging also clears up much faster than a pimple or reaction. Reaction-Based Breakout – You’re getting breakouts in new areas where you don’t often get pimples.

How do I stop purging?

Ask for Support. Asking loved ones for support can be incredibly helpful in avoiding binging and/or purging. 3 You don’t even have to talk to them about what you are struggling with. Think about several people in your life who are supportive of you and your recovery.

What does skin purging look like?

You’re probably not purging. Though a skin purge can technically appear as any type of acne, it typically looks like “small, red, tender bumps on the skin, and often [can be accompanied] with the appearance of blackheads or whiteheads,” says Dr. Nazarian.

How long does your skin purge before it clears up?

Everyone’s skin is unique, so that time frame can differ from person to person. Generally speaking, dermatologists say purging should be over within four to six weeks of starting a new skin care regimen. If your purge lasts longer than six weeks, consult your dermatologist.