Purging will occur in a more defined area where you frequently breakout. If you’re prone to cysts around your jawline or occasional flaking under your nostrils, purging will take it to the max.
It might look horrible, but it can be a good sign. Pimples that arise from purging will appear and disappear faster than a ‘normal’ pimple. Patience is the key as our skin cell cycle takes 28 days or more. Since purging occurs when an ingredient attempts to speed up the skin’s natural pace of shedding and renewal, it should only take one full skin cycle to get through the worst of it.
Dermatologists say purging should be over within four to six weeks of starting a new skin care regimen.
Remember not to pick or pop your acne! It will spread the bacteria further and might lead to deep scars.
Not all new breakouts are caused by purging.
If you are still getting new breakouts, sometimes more inflamed or appearing on new areas, likely your skin is more sensitive and not purging.
Once you have identified that you are not purging, stop using spot correctors and switch to Plan B.
Our Plan B is based on the success from one of our fellow acne fighter, Irene. While trying to help Irene, we accidentally discovered a solution for breakouts due to skin sensitivity.
We actually believe that sometimes “less is more”.