Hi Klevies! Roy T. Bennet, the author of The Light in the Heart once said, “it takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbow without sunshine and rain”. In this case, sunshine is a significance of happiest time while rain is denoted as though times of our daily life.
Sometimes when people go through a skin purging phase, we’d think of it as our “rainy” days before we see the “rainbow” which we hope is the way to clear skin. Did you ever think that way too? How much do you know about skin purging? Do you think you know enough?
First thing first, what is skin purging? Skin purging can be defined as a condition when the skin reacts to certain active ingredients in your new skincare routine that can trigger the skin to break out, flake or peel. Skin purging usually occurs at the early time when your skin has contact with your new skincare routine that contains retinol, alpha and beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
Acne can be an obvious sign that you are experiencing skin purging. You may think the cause of the acne was your skincare. But “that” acne has actually been there deep inside the layers of your skin and it took some time to appear on the outermost layer of your skin. In that case, active ingredients as mentioned before can speed up the skin’s natural pace of shedding and renewal.
As of today, there is no way you can be free from skin purging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevent it. Dermatologists suggest using new products to your skin step by step, starting from once a week, twice a week, until your skin gets used to the product and you are safe to use it on daily basis, depending on how much your skin needs it.
Other than that, learning about ingredients you are about to use and considering the ingredients with what is good and what is bad for your skin can be a wise move to lowering the possibility of skin purging or even breakout. In that process, of course, you have to go through some trials and errors to find out which ingredients that are right for your skin.
If you didn’t get the chance to prevent it and currently experiencing skin purging, what is better for you to do? Don’t be panic! Keep in mind that skin purging is only a phase and you will get through it. Be patient and keep your basic skincare and stay hydrated. Using a balance face wash that is pH balanced and SLS free will help a lot! Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel will be one of your go-to gentle cleansers, as it uses Houttuynia Cordata as its cleansing agent that is capable to cleanse your skin without making it dry and dehydrated.
The use of a moisturizer that can soothe inflammation and sunscreen that will protect your skin from sun damage is also important to help you treat skin purging. Or you can get two benefits in one jar of Sea Buckthorn Day Cream that is rich in anti-inflammation and calming acne skin, and better, it contains 4 UV Protection ingredients that will prevent skin damage caused by sun exposure.
You might be planning to stop using the products you think are the cause of skin purging right away. Keep in mind that skin purging is a sign that the skincare you are using is working on your skin, so stopping it right away may not be the best choice for this kind of situation.
Even though it is annoying, skin purging doesn’t always give you a bad sign for the skin. Skin purging is also the sign that the skincare you are using right now might work well on your skin. All that you need to do is wait and trust the process.
By that being said, you don’t need to panic when you are experiencing skin purging!
Should we be scared of skin purging? Kleveru will break down all the facts for you!
by Kleveru | 21 December 2021