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How To Tell The Difference Between Skin Purging and A Breakout

Picture this: You start using a new skin-care product and instead of it solving all your skin problems, you begin breaking out. This phenomenon is called skin purging — and it’s not just you. “The concept of skin purging is completely legitimate,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. Here’s what causes skin purging, how to identify it, and what you can do about it.

Skin purging can occur any time you begin using certain active ingredients. “There are some medical ingredients that can speed up cell turnover, essentially increasing the rate at which our dead skin cells slough off,” Dr. Nazarian explains. “These include the retinoid class of medications and even beta hydroxy acids.”

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Source: The Glow Edit – How To Tell The Difference Between Skin Purging and A Breakout By, Deanna Pai

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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