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  1. I totally agree with you. There is no such thing as purging. What people think is purging is actually follicle irritation from a new product that the skin can’t yet tolerate. The skin will after a while adapt to the irritating product and “purging” will then stop.

    I don’t believe this is something your skin *has* to go through (unless it’s a prescription topical), as it’s usually possible to find less irritating products for your skin.

    1. Thanks so much Kat; when I wrote this I really hoped you’d get a chance to see it as I was very eager to hear your thoughts! xx

  2. I agree with you. If a product causes a reaction I would discontinue use. This is anything from dry skin to spots for me. Why would you persist with a product just in case it eases up? There are a million other products out there, why wouldn’t you just go and try those instead?

  3. I agree – If a product made my skin worse there is no chance that I would use it for a further 6 weeks on the off chance that my skin was ‘getting used to it’. products can take a while to show improvements on your skin but to make it worse straight away? the only time ive put up with products that made me breakout have been skin tone correcting serums that tend to irritate my skin and make it a bit spotty because they are quite harsh but even then i tend to stop using after a couple of weeks x

    1. I’m so glad you agree as I really do think this whole skin purging logic is quite ludicrous! I don’t see why there would be any point in wasting time on a product that initially does more harm than good on the hope that it’ll improve things at a later date xx

  4. Sascha, I thought purging was nonsense but now I’m not so sure. I have long had terrible keratosis pilaris on my arms but since I started using dead sea salt soap on them I’m finding all sorts of small white pimple-like bumps on them. Annoying, but they’re easier to get rid of than the red bumps I had before. It does seem like my skin is finally able to get rid of all that old junk in my skin thanks to the new soap. But if it was my face that was purging I’d want to stop the product, so it’s kind of confusing!

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