If you've ever incorporated a new skincare product into your routine, particularly a retinoid or an exfoliant, you may have experienced new breakouts or skin reactions. While initially alarming, this process, known as "purging," can be a sign that your skincare product is effectively working. Dr. Sam Ellis, a board-certified dermatologist, sheds light on this phenomenon.
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Acne-prone skin refers to skin that is prone to developing various types of acne lesions, including blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, and comedones—those small, skin-colored bumps commonly found on the forehead and chin. This skin type is characterized by several factors, such as increased sebum production, inflammation, clogged pores, and the presence of the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria on the skin.
Acne can be frustrating, but with the right knowledge and skincare routine, you can regain control over your breakouts. In this blog post, dermatologist Dr. Sam Ellis shares valuable insights on the most common acne mistakes people make and provides practical advice on how to avoid them. Let's delve into each mistake and discuss recommended skincare products to help you achieve clearer and healthier skin.