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Okay so I purchased Paula's choice Clear regular strength 2% salicylic acid exfoliation toner, have been using it once or twice daily for almost two weeks now.

Before I started I had some closed comedones on my forehead and cheeks, and some mild acne on my chin and cheeks. Now all those comedones on my forehead are "open" but still clogged, and I have small red pimples on my cheeks and lots and lots of blackheads around my chin/jaw that weren't really there before....

is this what they call purging??? How long will it last?? My skin looks bumpy and awful, I have so much more comedones than I used to! Help!!! 

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That same thing would happen to me every time I used SA. So I just avoid it now. Maybe twice a day is too much for you? Try just using it every other day.

The whole purging thing confuses me still. A lot of times when I thought my skin was purging it was actually irritated by the products I was using. Not saying the products are bad but maybe they just need a little bit of adjusting to your skins needs. 

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