Will changing my skincare products casue me to break out?

I get asked this question frequently and it’s important to understand what your skin can do while switching products and your skin care routine.

So what is a break out and what is a skin purge? A break out are blemishes that come, go and linger on a regular basis. Typical break outs are normally a result of hormonal imbalances/changes, poor diet, stress, not having a good skin care routine, and possibly other health factors. If you have reoccurring break outs and nothing seems to help, it is time to take a GOOD look at your diet, what you are putting IN your body and what you are putting on your face. The ultimate goal is to detox your skin and maintain good healthy cell turn overs so you can set yourself free from those pesky roommates on your face that we all know don’t pay the bills!! 

So then what is a skin purge?? Skin purging is a very real thing and it’s actually a GOOD thing! But, it doesn’t happen to everyone so if you don’t experience it that’s OK.

A skin purge is a skin detox. Did you know that you can have pimples hiding underneath your skin manifesting for several weeks and even months? That buildup of bacteria and dead skin cells desperately NEED to get evicted from your face and move out!

When you switch your products or routine that are intended to clear up your skin, a part of that process is the skin purge, or skin detox. It’s a short moment of freeing yourself of all that skin build up and old left behind acne.

Once the purge happens it won’t take long for your skin to clear and heal. Especially by sticking to your new products and routine, your skin will adapt. As your skin purges the “old”, the products will nourish and treat your existing and new skin cells and that’s how your new healthy skin is revealed!! You are simply clearing out the dirt and bacteria and setting the new standard for clear healthy skin.

A skin purge is just like a body detox. You know the feeling when you eat junk, processed food and too much caffeine? And then you decide to do a juice cleanse or a body detox? You will normally feel worse before you feel better as your body rids itself from all the toxins it has been holding onto and accumulating. Your skin is the same way, it gets comfortable in its set ways and can “hold” on to build up until you wake it up and get it moving.

So why do I not experience a purge with regular over the counter products?

Many of those products are formulated to cover up your underlining skin build up while not getting down to the root of the issue. And who once build up and toxins just sitting in their skin!?

Once your skin purges, as long as you stick with your new skin care routine and products your skin should stay clear and healthy, but let’s be real here, life happens and toxins are all around us. You may experience small bouts of skin purges every now and then, and that’s OK! Stick to your products and they will heal quickly.

Choosing natural skincare products with minimal and natural ingredients will help reduce your risk of negative skin reactions. Over time, these products will support continuous healthy skin renewal, revealing clear, vibrant and glowing skin! 

Products we recommend for troubled skin that is ready to be on a clear healthy path:

Willow Essence 3 n 1 Cleanser

HempRose Skin Elixir

Go Green Mask

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