Three days into that routine, I went through major purging. For those who don't know, purging can happen when you use skincare products or routines meant to unclog pore. This is not an allergic reaction nor a real breakout - purging is about already clogged pores turning into little white heads zits.
Well on day 3, I had about 20 of these little zits all over my t-zone (where I typically have clogged pores). I don't remember having had so many of these at the same time, it was a bit stressing but I knew it was a sign that the routine was working and it wouldn't last long. Purging lasts 7-10 days, if the situation persists any longer then you're not purging, your breaking out and something in your routine is not working for you.
I used Avene Diacneal (Glycolic Acid 6% and Retinaldheids - now discontinued and replaced by Tri-Acneal) on these little zits and that helped a lot, they would typically be gone in 2-3 days thanks to it. I do believe that the Vitamin C serum has helped clearing the skin as well.
I also got one cystic pimple, which I never ever get, on my browbone and it was very painful. It was gone in 5 days with the same Diacneal.
So here we are after 9 days: I have new clear baby skin again!
Here's me on Friday, wearing foundation (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua):
|In case you wonder: lipstick is Mac Girl About Town|
And this is me yesterday, with just a bit of Origin Vita Zings and Double Wear Concealer under the eyes.
|Sorry for the hair in the lashes! Lipstick is Beauté Masochist|
Residual white head under the left eye but that's no big deal :)
Do you have any good skin secret to share?