When your skin is purging, it's most likely due to ingredients bringing already-clogged pores to the surface. If your skin is negatively reacting to a new product you're using, it's most likely a breakout.
Cerave is known pretty well for it's reputation as being a line with mild products that won't cause your skin to flare up or break out.
Purging should not last more than a week, at most two weeks, but rarely. If it goes more than two weeks, it's not purging, most likely a breakout. Also, if you are getting what you think is purging, but you haven't changed anything in your skincare routine, then it is a breakout.
CeraVe is the #1 dermatologist-recommended moisturizer brand*, and our products for acne-prone skin promote a clear complexion without dryness or flaking while helping maintain the skin's barrier with three essential ceramides.
How should I use CeraVe? Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
The majority of CeraVe products are non-comedogenic, so they won't clog pores or cause acne.
Dermatologists recommend CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser for people with acne as it works to cleanse the skin and remove oil, without disrupting the skin's protective barrier. It won't clog pores or dry the skin out, and contains niacinamide and ceramides to help calm and moisturize irritated skin.
CeraVe Acne Control Gel
This product is perfect for those who don't experience rampant acne but get acne when their hormones act up. It can be used as a spot treatment for active breakouts because it contains salicylic and lactic acids, which clear clog pores and fight acne-causing bacteria.
Skin purging typically looks like tiny red bumps on the skin that are painful to touch. They are often accompanied by whiteheads or blackheads. It can also cause your skin to become flaky. The flare ups caused by purging have a shorter lifespan than a breakout.
You Breakout A Lot
This is also a common sign and goes in junction with clogged pores. If you find yourself breaking out a lot, that typically is a good sign that you're using too much moisturizer for your own good.
CeraVe is a product line that if used according to directions, will not cause the skin to dry out or cause breakouts, redness, etc.
Moisturisers can also stick dead cells to the skin's surface, she claims, and the oils can clog pores, contributing to acne and rosacea.
Well, ceramides can be a little too rich for acne-prone or oily skin, and can cause clogged pores — but that's definitely not the case for everyone.
Generally speaking, dermatologists say purging should be over within four to six weeks of starting a new skin care regimen. If your purge lasts longer than six weeks, consult your dermatologist. It could be that you need to adjust the dosage and/or frequency of application.
Apply liberally as often as needed, or as directed by a physician. Suitable for use on the face, body, even hands.
If you're prone to clogged pores or breakouts, you definitely need a non-comedogenic moisturizer in your life. You can't go wrong with the classic CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, which won't clog pores, despite how nice and hydrating it is.
Too much moisturiser or heavy formulations can clog your pores, because of which you end up with blackheads and whiteheads.
Beyond giving your skin a daily dose of anti-aging action, it's also non-comedogenic—meaning it won't clog pores—and works with all skin types, including oily, combination, and sensitive.
Problem: Burning or Stinging
“Skin is naturally acidic, so if a moisturizer stings, it has thrown the pH balance off, which is a sign it's not compatible.”
Your skin is burning or stinging after application
If your face feels hot and tingly after applying your moisturiser, there's a good chance that it's too strong for your skin. Sensitive skins in particular are at risk of suffering from this, so choose your moisturiser with care.
This is caused by a difference in salt concentrations between the pool or tap water and the water or fluid that exists in the cells of the nose. The cells of the nose rapidly swell causing the nerves to send signals to the brain that something is not right! A cream contains about 80% or more of water.