Skin purging refers to your skins reaction to a certain active ingredient that increases cell turnover causing your skin to bring forth blockages and dirt which can lead to breakouts.
Do not fear the purge. Skin purging is actually a good thing. While it is temporary, it's also a sign that your skin care products are working. Your skin is cleaning out the gunk that has built up over time and will slowly get rid of it through
How to tell if it's purging or a breakout? If it last longer than 4 to 6 weeks, it's most likely a breakout. Also, purging normally occurs in areas where you normally have pimples, so if your acne is in a new area, this is probably not purging.
While this may not be fun, the best thing to do when treating a purge is to wait it out. Continue with your routine, or reduce product use to every other day. Your skin purge is a good thing and just like any breakout, will clear up in time. So not be discouraged and do not stop! Your skin will thank you 🙂