My skin has got slightly worse since starting with Clarol products, is this normal?

Modified on Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Acne is a complicated skin condition with many different causes and with no one-stop solution. 

How quickly Clarol products work will depend on how bad your acne is, what products you have been using on it before using Clarol products and other lifestyle factors.

When starting to use Clarol products, most people report their skin temporarily getting slightly worse in the initial 2-3 weeks of use before it starts to improve. This is usually due to the skin readjusting to the new treatment. 

Clarol treats acne in a very different way to all other acne products. It doesn't fight the acne itself, instead it enforces the skin's natural acne defences. This change in approach can often mean the skin has a period of readjustment, especially if you have been using acne-fighting products previously.

There are also some common mistakes people make that can reduce the effectiveness of the Clarol products.

Firstly if you are using any acne medications (either tablets or skin treatments) in conjunction with Clarol products then the products are unlikely to work and may even react badly with the medication.

Secondly the most common problem is people using other anti-bacterial products (washes, cleansers, soaps etc) or sebum drying products in conjunction with Clarol products. 

The Clarol Silver Serum and the Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash work by only killing off bad skin bacteria and, more essentially, preserving good skin bacteria which is what helps to build up stronger and more resilient skin. If you are using any anti-bacterial products with it, the effects of the serum will be negated.

In addition if you are using any form of sebum blocking/drying/reducing products, this will negate the effects of Sebopure, which works but preserving and purifying sebum but allowing the skin's natural production of sebum to continue to help keep non infected skin healthy and moisturised. 

If neither of the above applies, then we do recommend you give it at least 2-3 weeks of daily use before assessing the results. Acne is a fundamental skin condition which doesn't clear up in a few days or even a few weeks. Strong acne medications and anti bacterial treatments do have a more immediate effect on the acne itself but the problem is they are not for long term use and typically as soon as they are stopped, the acne returns in full force and the treatment/break out cycle begins. They also do a lot of damage to surrounding healthy skin so over all the skin becomes weaker and drier, allowing the acne to get even more established.

Clarol products are designed for daily long-term use to gradually build up the skin's natural acne defences which, in many cases, have been typically depleted by multiple use of anti-acne products and or anti-acne medications. If used as part of a daily skin care routine Clarol products should help reduce the frequency and intensity of break outs as well as improve and strengthen the quality of surrounding skin to be more resilient against future break outs.

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