one SA did its work,its unclogging the pores.(if thats what they were)
two, SA if used in mild concentration(a good mild wash with balanced pH) doesn't cause pimples.(except for irritation OR/& intolerance) but theoretically its suppose to bring up the "dormant" or already formed acne/zits/cysts on the surface.thus causing , what they call, 'initial breakout' or 'purging'.
what SA wash are u using btw?what %?
are u doing anything new other than this?any change at all?