Here’s a touchy topic 😀
You know how sometimes you use a new product and within days, get pimples or spots? In very drastic cases, you might even get cystic acne. So you go back to the counter and the sales assistants will always say “Oh don’t worry. Your skin is purging. It will get better” …. and you wait… and it never does? Or it lasts weeks before it gets better?
Do you believe in this whole “skin purging” theory? That your skin is “ridding itself of impurities before it starts to heal”?
I personally think it a load of bollocks 😛
But thats me.
Oh I’ve been through it all. Use a new skincare product, break out, and be told that “your skin is purging”. And here I am thinking that if my skin is purging with this product, how is it that it was perfectly fine when I was using another product?
Also, I do not believe that we have hidden mines of pimples just waiting under our skin to erupt the minute we slap on a new skincare product. No. I believe any spots or pimples we get while using something new is caused by that product.
So personally, when a product breaks me out, I don’t hang around for 2-3 weeks to see if its my skin “purging itself of impurities” or if its a reaction to the product itself. I stop using the product altogether, go back to what I know works, clear my skin of pimples and try the new product again; and if I break out again, into the bin it goes.
No purging business for me.
How about you? Do you subscribe to this whole “skin purging” theory or do you too think it a load of bollocks? 😛