Does The Use Of Face Oils That Contain Vitamins A And E Can Cause Purging?
Hello, I want to ask whether the use of face oils that contain high levels of vitamins A and E can cause purging.
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Basically, purging can occur due to the use of products that cause facial skin cells to change faster, for example products containing retinol or retinoic acid, as well as those containing AHA / BHA which function as exfoliants. If the vitamin A you are referring to in your face oil is retinol, retinoic acid, or other vitamin A derivatives, then the face oil might cause purging.
However, you can still pay attention to other signs to distinguish whether the acne you are experiencing is caused by purging, or indeed break out due to the use of products that are not suitable for your skin. Purging pimples usually only appear in areas where acne usually appears on your face, while breakout pimples usually appear everywhere (including areas of your face that are usually not pimpled). Acne in purging will usually disappear quickly (only last a few days) and after that the face will become cleaner, while at break out, acne will last longer and emerge continuously.
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