Many factors can influence your skin, including your skincare. One ingredient in a product can throw off your skin and cause a breakout. It’s important to differentiate when your skin is purging from it breaking out and crying for help, which can be due to different variants. Sometimes things have to get worse to get better. Purging is the process your skin can go through while clearing out all the backed up bacteria and acne hiding in your pores. A purge can sometimes happen after a deep cleaning facial, or using new skincare products that are working hard to clear excess buildup and debris from deep within your skin. The sooner you clear that out, the sooner you get clear skin. Active ingredients will help your skin heal and change, your skin will react with an increased cell turnover. Sensory ingredients on the other hand are just there to make the product look and feel good. If you don’t see significant improvements past 8 weeks, it’s time to reevaluate your products. It takes a month for the skin to renew; however, pimples begin deep below the surface of your skin and could take up to 8 weeks to surface. All in all be patient with your skin and finding out what works for YOU!