Oh finally my acne attack has stopped! I don't know what happened or what I did to prevent breakouts. I stopped using Proactiv for a while when I finished my last kit as I thought my maintenance was too expensive. I didn't buy a new kit and tried using a cheaper set but noticed some pimples popping out again. Forgive me! I was trying to save up for our trip to Korea! I thought it was just normal since my skin is not used to cold/dry weather but boy, I was wrong.
When I got those pimple marks, I knew I need to continue using Proactiv again. When it comes to preventing acne breakouts and blemishes, I would say Proactiv Solution 3-Step System is still the most effective for me. As the leading pimple-fighter, Proactiv treats acne safely and effectively by attacking it at the source where a build-up of dead skin cells and bacteria clogs pores.
I was probably stressed with work, visa application requirements, and all. In addition, I stopped using my maintenance kit. Stress + improper skincare regimen = pimples.
Proactiv is mild enough to use every day. It gently cleans and unplugs pores and kills acne causing bacteria. The combination of medicines penetrates deep into your skin to destroy the bacteria and help reduce inflammation and heals the lesion. Your skin clears without the drying, peeling or chemical smell you may find in other products.
The Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Step 1) and Repairing Treatment (Step 3) contain finely-
milled, prescription-grade benzoyl peroxide with soothing botanicals. Together these ingredients gently exfoliate skin, unplug pores and attack acne-causing bacteria.
My 30-day kit
The Revitalizing Toner helps remove excess oils and dead skin cells to prevent future breakouts, and the Refining Mask helps reduce inflammation. When used together regularly, Proactiv not only eradicates pimples but also importantly prevent future breakouts.
Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful ingredient that is effective against all kinds of acne (blackheads, whiteheads, and big red pimples). It is bactericidal, meaning it kills bacteria, rather than simply slowing down their growth. It also works very quickly improving acne as early as five days after starting treatment. It’s a great first line treatment but it’s also helpful to use in combination with antibiotics for severe cases. It may cause drying, peeling or redness if not delivered in the right
amount (too strong concentrations) or surrounded by the right mix of ingredients. Proactiv’s 2.5% benzoyl peroxide concentration is mild, yet powerful enough to kill acne causing bacteria. It is finely milled, with proprietary advanced microcrystals that delivers the medicine without irritating the skin.
This benzoyl peroxide technology is unique to Proactiv. And to provide you with a stronger arsenal to fight acne, Proactiv released a Limited Edition 60-Day Bundle Pack with upsized Refining Mask (2.5oz instead of the regular 1oz) and Free 50ml Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control. These are exclusively available at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.
Aside from the kit, I am also using Advanced Daily Oil Control everyday. I am not sure if that is already too much but I find it really effective in eliminating shine all throughout the day.
Now I am just waiting for the acne marks to lighten up! Good luck to me!