Your Ultimate Guide to Fighting Adult Acne
Find out the causes, treatments and products -- then get your prone to oily skin back on track
How to know if your routine is workingKing explains the normal progression for any new skin care routine:
In the first week of treatment, your skin will likely get worse. This is because the products are purging your skin of sebum and bacteria, so don't get discouraged. In the next couple weeks your skin should start to improve and be more manageable. After a month to six weeks you should see a marked improvement in your skin. If you don't see an improvement, you're either using a product that's not effective for your skin, or you're applying too much and irritating your skin.
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