Let’s say you’ve just started a new skin care regimen, and you are eagerly awaiting your promised results… but all you see 1-2 weeks later are more breakouts or red, flaky skin. What’s going on here?
There's a difference between when your skin is reacting adversely to your skincare products, and when your skin is simply “taking out the trash” in order to reveal the new cells waiting underneath. Below are some ways you can tell if your skincare is working to purge your skin of dead cells, impurities, and build up, or if you may be having a reaction and it's just not right for you. As always, please consult your skincare practitioner if you are experiencing extreme discomfort. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Moderate to severe redness, blistering, pustules, moderate to severe itching, burning, swelling, hives, and/or cracking and raw skin. Stop application immediately, and see your skincare practitioner.
Mikel Kristi Skincare products use bio active, cosmeceutical ingredients to promote your skin’s optimal health and function. Because of this, some may experience a temporary detox period as discussed above. If you are experiencing any of these issues, we're happy to discuss them with you and answer any questions you may have. You can send us a message here, or give us a call and we'll do our best to help you.
Gorgeous, healthy skin may be just a few weeks away, but the transition period can be concerning for some. Remember the goals for your healthiest skin are to;
Achieving these goals may mean you will experience a period of “purging and renewal” to bring your skin to a state of optimal health and reveal your more youthful, radiant beauty.
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Are you sure that you are selecting beauty products with an eye out for high-quality, effective ingredients.
You might ask, what makes an ingredient effective?
Ingredients need to be able to penetrate, alter, and improve the function of the skin to enhance collagen production, exfoliation, hydration, and protection. These types of products are considered cosmeceuticals and not typically found in the average over-the-counter product at your local pharmacy or department store. Many skincare products fall short because their amazing “active ingredients” sit on the surface of the skin and can’t be delivered to the right layer to work their magic.
Whether it is adult onset, or smack dab in the middle of puberty, acne is NEVER welcomed. By definition, acne is an inflammatory skin condition caused by overproduction of oil (sebum) in the skin. The skin also has an abundance of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes which exacerbates the severity of the condition.
Acne is largely hormonal in nature, and seems to creep up at the most inopportune times. Not only is it difficult to manage, it can be incredibly painful and lead to scarring. In addition, acne often induces anxiety about one’s appearance.