While breakout reports are rare here at CRUDE, we are working to perfect our protocol and advice should any of our customers experience less than awesome results with our products. It can be difficult to know exactly what’s causing a breakout, but it's generally due to one of the following:
Allergy/reaction to a specific ingredient: Try removing single products from your protocol to see what specifically is irritating you. If you have symptoms of an allergy (itching/rashes/swelling/hives) please refer to a physician.
Purging: The CRUDE system cleanses the skin deeply, drawing bacteria and debris from deep within the skin. This can lead to a “purging period”, which could last a couple of months. Many of our customers have reported a significant turnaround between weeks 4-8.
Frequency/Consistency: Small tweaks can make a big difference, especially if you have sensitive or reactive skin. Experiment with your frequency- try cleansing once vs twice per day, or DETOXing less or more. Just make sure you are cleansing at least once every day!
Exfoliation: You may need more exfoliation than the DETOX Mask offers, especially if you have thick/oily/congested skin. If you feel you need more exfoliation and don't have a gentle one that you love, try our friends at Eminence.
PULL Cloths: It is very important that you wash your PULL cloths after every use to avoid bacteria build up. Replace your cloths after 500 washes, and avoid the dryer to keep them super absorbent.
Pillowcase: Make sure you are washing your pillow cases regularly to avoid bacteria build up. For super sensitive skin, silk pillowcases may help reduce irritation.
Hormones: Breakouts (especially around the chin and cheeks) are often related to hormones.
Diet/exercise: We recommend exercising regularly, eating whole, healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough healthy fats in your diet. It may be helpful to get tested for food allergies.
We have seen many breakout cases improve with time and/or the right adjustments. We make no guarantees, however, and can't promise that this will be the case for all of our customers. Everyone’s skin is different, so don’t be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you!
Please keep us posted with your progress, we want to be able to give the best recommendations possible, even if that means referring our customers to another product line. Your feedback is very helpful!
Thanks for living CRUDE.