Skin purging: why does my skin react when I use a new product?

Purge de la peau : pourquoi ma peau réagit-elle quand j’utilise un nouveau produit ?

You were excited to try this new beauty product ! The reviews on the web have managed to convince you that this treatment was a must have. Until the day when… You notice that it causes the appearance of pimples ! You're confused and think it's a scam. Why does a product intended to improve the appearance of your skin have the opposite effect?! We reassure you, this phenomenon is normal and even has a name: purging of the skin . Where is she from ? How to prevent and treat it? Explanations in this article.

What is skin purging?

This is a phenomenon that occurs when you incorporate a new treatment concentrated in exfoliating active ingredients into your routine. Cosmetics containing AHA, BHA, vitamin C or retinol accelerate the process of skin regeneration .

These active ingredients will remove all dead skin on the surface and bring out imperfections. They appear in the form of redness, blackheads, cysts and white pimples.

We grant you, this phenomenon is unexpected! But good news, it's a sign that your skin is bringing all the impurities to the surface and regenerating itself!

And then, this purging effect is temporary. Reassured?

How to tell pimple bleed from a rash and an allergy?

A sudden appearance of imperfections is not necessarily linked to skin purging. Sometimes it's an eruption of pimples caused by using the wrong product for your skin type or an allergy. So how to distinguish?

First, observe the duration of the button push. The cycle of a skin bleed is faster than that of a rash .

Next, pay attention to the areas where pimples are located on your face. We recognize an allergy when these appear on areas that are not used to seeing imperfections appear.

Finally, look at product assets. As mentioned above, bleeds occur after the application of chemicals intended to exfoliate the skin .

If you notice breakouts after applying cleansing oil, moisturizer, or makeup, it's likely a rash .

On the same theme, we suggest you read the article: Microcystic acne: recognize and treat it .

What if my skin reacts?

No panic! Keep in mind that an unexpected bloom of buds won't take away from your natural beauty.

To help you regain beautiful skin, we encourage you to follow these 4 rules:

  • Refrain from touching the pimples at the risk of aggravating your case;
  • Avoid adding products that dry out the skin;
  • Make an appointment with a dermatologist;
  • Maintain a beauty routine.

The essential steps of a good beauty routine are: make-up removal, cleansing, exfoliation, application of appropriate care and protection.

Step 1: Remove makeup

Morning and evening, take care to remove make-up from your skin to rid it of all impurities. To do this, take a cotton ball and soak it in Micelliance micellar water . Its minimalist fragrance-free, alcohol-free and dye-free formula respects all skin types. Then, apply it all over the face and neck.

Step 2: Clean

After make-up removal, eliminate the last impurities using the Cleanactyl cleansing gel . It cleans, purifies and refreshes the skin and guarantees a clear and radiant complexion .

Step 3: Erase

Once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin with a gentle scrub. The Exfoclear exfoliator unclogs deep pores and stimulates cell renewal . Use to be limited when the rash is too important.

Step 4: Heal

Then, apply the Act-5 anti-blemish care . Formulated with bakuchiol and hexylresorcinol, it regulates sebum production and reduces pimples and blackheads.

Step 5: Protect

Finally, don't forget to add sun protection to your routine. The anti-spot day cream offers SPF 30 protection against UVA and UVB rays. Its invisible formula leaves no gray film and does not stick!

To learn more about the routine to adopt according to your skin type, read this article !

In order to prevent your skin from a possible purge, dermatologists recommend introducing cosmetic products gradually to give your skin time to adapt.

You can test a new product once the first week, twice the second, then observe how your epidermis reacts. If your skin does not show any abnormal reaction, you can integrate it completely into your routine.

Skin purging is a sign that the product is working on the skin. It lasts between 4 and 6 weeks, the time for the epidermis to regenerate. To regain healthy skin, you will need to provide your skin with the appropriate care and be patient ;-).

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