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IS YOUR SKIN PURGING?

by in Uncategorized July 29, 2020

Ever been in a situation where you start using a new skincare product and you suddenly realize that your face is getting worse than it was before? You might be experiencing a process called SKIN PURGING.


Skin purging is when your skin is reacting to an active ingredient and that ingredient is increasing the rate of skin cell turnover. Skin cell turnover is when your skin begins to shed dead cells faster than normal to reveal the fresh, younger-looking skin beneath. This simply means that when a new skincare product is introduced into your routine, it may speed up your pimple formations, bringing all the build-up that’s lurking under the surface of your skin.

The process known as skin purging allows some other things to rise to the top of your skin before the healthy cells can find their way to the surface. It helps to expose the fresh skin cells underneath and reveal clearer younger-looking skin.

A purging period can prompt all kinds of pimples. Certain skincare products can also get trapped in our pores, which is why flare-ups can be fuelled if you try a new product.

This might be frustrating to go through but just think of it as the bad phase you must go through before things get better.

Now, let’s get into the difference between purging and having a breakout.


Purging and breakouts can have slightly different appearances. Skin purge occurs at the normal spots that you would usually have acne. If you are experiencing breakouts in new areas, then this is a normal breakout that could be caused by so many factors such as stress, hormonal imbalance, hygiene, and so on. Another way to tell the difference is that Skin purging appears and disappears faster than a normal pimple, but breakouts typically take 8 to 10 days to appear, mature, and shrink.

Research has also shown that the life cycle of a purge is quite different from that of a normal breakout as your normal breakouts tend to stay longer on your skin. You should take notes of all the signs and if the signs you notice are similar to that of a skin purge, then there is not much you can do aside from having a little patience and waiting it out.

Above all, Skin purging is a phase that you have to stick through to get desired results.
“It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better”

If you have a similar experience….. you can share it with us in the comment section. Questions and contributions are welcome as we will love to read from you.

13 Comments
  1. Thanks for sharing this. I just started avila product instead of my face to get smooth is just getting worse . But after reading this I now understand the reason why.

  2. I have been experiencing breakout for the past 2 months, it’s getting serious everytime i try new things. I got the neem soap and lavender cleanser on Monday. I hope it works

    • Thanks for reading and we are glad this post was of great help. We love feedback. Hope you enjoyed the products?

  3. Thank you for clarifying.
    What I have been having is purging and not breakouts.
    Please recommend products.

    • Thanks for reading and we are glad this post was of great help. To recommend products for you we will need to know your skin type so we can tell you which to use. KIndly chat us on +234 807 681 1439

  4. I’ve started using avila products back for few weeks now and it seem like my face was purging at first, then it cleared up and now, it’s purging again. Is this normal? I’m quite sure it’s skin purge

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  5. I have similar experience o

    • Thanks for reading and we are glad this post was of great help. To recommend products for you we will need to know your skin type so we can tell you which to use. KIndly chat us on +234 807 681 1439

  6. Hi, Good evening so I started using Avila neem soap, normal body scrub and rosewater face toner and after a week, my face got worse than it was before I started using it. Could it also be skin purging? Although I started noticing this reaction about two days ago. How long does it take for skin purging to clear off?

    • It could be skin purging.Skin types differs so the duration of purging cannot be stated explicitly however we will like talk to you, Kindly chat us on +234 807 681 1439

  7. My sister experienced some sort of reaction all over her body like small small pimples. Is that skin purge or break out. And please is it advisable to continue the use of the products?

    • Thanks for your feedback ma, it could be that her skin is purging. we will like to know her skincare routine. She should please chat with any of our customer care lines so we can guide her on what to do

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