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Why is my skin getting worse - Purging

It will get worse before it can get good.

Sudden acne breakouts can be because of numerous reasons, including hormonal changes or hormonal imbalance, an unhealthy diet including lots of deep fried and junk food, release of cortisol hormones because of excessive stress, excessive production of sebum and much more.

More so a sudden break can happen due to purging. This happens especially when you have a sudden change in skincare. This doesn't mean its a bad thing. Most likely it means its working. There is an ingredient in your skincare that is accelerating the acne process, which means its bringing everything to the surface of the skin and the skin underneath is healing. 

This can be scary at first but stay consistent and strong on your routine. 

Skin purging refers to your skin's reaction to a specific active ingredient that triggers cell turnover, Causing your skin to exfoliate and bring congestion to the surface,Skin purging most commonly occurs in reaction to chemical exfoliants and retinoids. 

Skin purging typically looks like tiny red bumps on the skin that are painful to touch. They are often accompanied by whiteheads or blackheads. It can also cause your skin to become flaky. The flare ups caused by purging have a shorter lifespan than a breakout.

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.

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.

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