What Is Skin Purging? How to understand if your Skin is Purging?
As excited as we are to try a new skincare product to see it work, many times we face the opposite outcome. We all have been there! A situation where the best of the products fail to show results and leave us with unhealthy, irritated, and confused skin.
Now, there can be two reasons you could see the change in your skin. Either your skin is purging or it is a breakout. It is very important to identify which one of the two situations you are in to ensure the right aftermath.
What is skin purging?
When we use a product with an active ingredient, our skin reacts and the reaction is known as skin purging. In a scientific way, the active ingredient catalyzes the cell formation process and hence you have expedited skin cell turnover rate. The skin will act faster in replacing the dead skin cells with newer ones and in the process, you will experience detailed skin rejuvenation including removal of clogs and pores, and more.
With your skin all irritated, full of pimples, redness, and more you might feel frightened. However, what may look like a reaction to the product is actually a process of the skin repairing and cleansing itself at a very rapid speed. Once the skin has purged, you will experience fresh, healthy, and naturally glowing skin that radiates.
Skin Purging Vs. Skin Breakout
While purging is bad but beneficial for the skin, skin breakout is a serious evil. The two processes would appear to be the same but it actually is poles apart.
- Area of effect
- Purging happens on your usual breakout sites.
- Breakout happens at new sites always.
- The process of appearance and disappearance is faster.
- Breakouts take more time to heal, ranging from 8-10 days.
If your skin is purging, you must allow it enough time to complete the process and get back to normal. After the skin has purged, you will experience newness of the skin. Skin Purging takes its own time but it is always possible to make the process more tolerable for yourself.
There are a few things that you should prevent doing such as picking the acne, using exfoliating products/ drying products, and playing with the skin. However, experts suggest that taking a HydraFacial helps the skin to rejuvenate and glow naturally.
Are you ready for skin purging?