Skin sometimes needs time to acclimate to new products and during the first 2-3 months of a new routine, there can occasionally be minor breakouts, dry skin or peeling due to skin purging. This is totally normal. Skin purging is the skin’s temporary reaction to active ingredients that increase cell turnover, like retinol or acids.
To see optimal results, persist through this initial phase of purging if it happens. However, if you notice a painful rash or irritation, stop using a product immediately.
Remember that everyone’s skin is a little different, so it’s best to consult a dermatologist and always patch test products before using them for the first time.