Breaking out with new skincare routine?
Are you breaking out with your new skincare?
Have you noticed more pimples and irritation?
Is it time to ditch the products or switch it up?
I don't know what to do help?
Ok firstly let's make this simple as I don't want to confuse or make it over complicated. There are two facts that will happen to your skin. Purging or breakouts.
Purging is something that is happening to your skin which you will notice pimples, little spots and 'breakouts' we would call it after a product is being used in skin and its working to lift all the dead cells and old clogged dirt etc. That's a simple way of explaining it as I don't want to get too technical. If you're breaking out in place you usually get a pimple or spots then that's not a bad thing it means your new routine is working and you need to allow your skin to get used to the products and allow your skin to replace its old skin.
Breakouts in terms of new ones in new places. Irritation and redness plus flare-ups on the surface of your skin. (you can tell with your own skin) those are the ones you need to be careful as this can be reacting to the products and you need to ditch them. You should really give yourself over 2 weeks tYour skin can face the sensitive side and best is to use the most basic ingredients without any fruity acids or active ingredients like glycolic acid etc.
How do I know when to stop and ditch products?
Give it a month as our skin takes up to 6-8weeks to renew. If by then the problem has not done then you know it's not working and you need to change your skin care.
How to calm the breakouts while seeing you're skin is purging or breakingout.?
Start of using an eg toner with glycol is acid once a day or every other day. Your skin needs to get used to it. Slowly you can add the daily recommend usage once your skin gets used to the products. Don't overuse and add in a mild none fragrance, no alcohol no harsh ingredient toner to your skincare to avoid fast and extreme breakouts.
Ok, so my advice is depending on your skin type always start off with the mildest products to your skin care. It takes a month for your skin to really get used to a routine and new layers of skin come up removing the dead cells. So be patient give yourself time and you know your skin more than anyone. If you think I need to stop and switch then go for it. If you think you want to continue and see how it goes then cut down a little on the products with ingredients that can irritate your skin to allow your skin to get used to it.
It is annoying and confusing at times however anything new is like that. When you suddenly start caring for your skin it can get angry and cause issues till its happy and use to the new routine.
Hope this helps ladies x