Facing Acne With Proactiv! 2

*This post was made possible by Facing Acne. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

proactivFacing Acne With Proactiv!

proactivWho doesn’t have some story on the product that they were told would change their life? Especially those for skin conditions! My son is 14 and starting to deal with acne on his skin. I still, at the age of 40, have breakouts once in awhile. You always hear about certain products, like Proactiv on TV, the internet and in magazines. I haven’t yet got up the nerve to try it.

Recently, the “Facing Acne” site got in touch with me, wanting me to try out the Proactiv set with my son…and myself, shhh, don’t tell DJ!! ha/ha We received the package in the mail really quickly and started to use it each night. It was very easy to use and seems to be making a difference in our skin.

Now, I know that it will take some time. I’ve heard from some that it took a month to see results, and from others that it was within a week, so we’ll continue to use it and see if it helps.

I loved reading the information on the Facing Acne site. They have so much valuable information on different treatments, and what would work best for certain skin conditions. It really makes it easy, as a Mom, to see what products might be worth using for my son…and me!! Their customer service was amazing, and they were always there to answer any questions, or give you tips on what to look for.

They even offer this ebook on their site, to help you with your skin concerns:


What Facing Acne Had To Say:

The Proactiv Acne Treatment system, which is a well-known, celebrity-endorsed acne treatment system, works for some, but, it is not our top pick. At the time of this writing 6,942 people cast their votes for Proactiv at a well-known acne forum. Out of these thousands of Proactiv reviews it scored an overall rating of 2.7/5. That’s only slightly above average and if you look around, you can find complete acne solutions that receive a higher score. Proactiv did make it into our top 10, but it didn’t make it into our top 3.

Proactiv is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of products for acne-prone skin. The company claims that its newly formulated acne products are faster and gentler than ever before—but do they work? Let’s take a look at the leading Proactiv products for acne one by one. Proactiv says its newly reformulated acne products heal acne faster and with fewer side effects than ever before. The Deep Cleansing Wash costs about three times more than comparable products because it contains salicylic acid—which you rinse off your face and down the drain before it gets a chance to work. The Advanced Blemish Treatment contains 6% benzoyl peroxide, strong enough to kill acne bacteria on contact but also strong enough to cause stinging, burning, itching, redness, dryness, and flaking skin, all of which make keep forming new blemishes. The Conceal Plus Sulfur product contains 6% sulfur, which is enough both to kill bacteria and to irritate the skin. The Repairing Treatment is strong enough to work but mild enough not to cause skin irritation. And it’s a whole less expensive than the Advanced Blemish Treatment.

About Facing Acne:

proactivThe www.facingacne.com site is all about acne treatments that work. And since no treatment works for every kind of acne or for everyone who has a particular kind of acne, it is also about the full range of remedies that can help just about everyone who has acne achieve clear skin and keep clear skin for good. Every article on this site is meant to be complete and self-explanatory, but there are some general principles of acne treatment that give you an edge for success.

The site tells you that when you are in doubt about how much of a product to use, just use more. If a site selling you benzoyl peroxide or any other potentially irritating acne treatment urges you to use “More! More!” you can be assured they are trying to sell you products without concern for their effects on your skin. The site suggests that doctors are stupid or that medical science is misinformed. There really are things that doctors won’t tell you, usually because they believe they have more pressing tasks than helping you treat your acne. But if a commentator starts talking about “acne viruses” (there are viruses that cause skin infections, but none that cause acne) or how herbs always cure acne (some herbs can be very helpful, and some herbs can be very harmful), chances are you need to go somewhere else.

The site tells you that you can clear up your skin overnight, or in just a week. The kinds of treatments that clear skin in 24 hours or less usually involve products or procedures that can cause as much harm as good. Zapping a zit with a heating device may make it easier to cover up with makeup, but can also destroy the collagen needed for the skin to heal without a scar. Injecting cortisone into a pimple will take the red out right away, but can also make the skin so thin your purplish blood vessels start to show through your skin. And some “acne free in three days” claims are just totally bogus. Look to see if the person selling you a product puts their money where their mouth is. It’s really rare for acne to clear up in 30 days, but if a vendor will give you your money back if it doesn’t, probably they believe they are telling you the truth.

Facing Acne recognizes that different skin types need different acne treatments. When it comes to acne, one treatment does not work for all. Throughout this site you will find recommendations with explanations of the kinds of acne treatments needed for dry skin versus oily skin, and for allergy-prone skin versus chemical-resistant skin. You will find different recommendations for white, brown, black, and Asian skin. You will see different recommendations for children, teens, and adults. There are some acne interventions that are helpful for nearly everyone—but there are many others that work very well for some people who have acne but not at all for others. This site helps you find the right acne treatments for you.

This site also gives you the information you need to make decisions for treatment of conditions that look like acne but that are not acne. Whiteheads and blackheads are always acne, but pimples may be caused by dozens of conditions. Treating a skin problem that is not acne as if it were acne may make it worse, and keep you from getting the professional attention you require to have lastingly clear and beautiful skin.

Finally, Facing Acne keeps in mind that you want to look good even while your acne is getting better. This site tells you how to cover up whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples, without making underlying skin problems worse and without spending a small fortune on cosmetics. The experts at Facing Acne know acne both personally and professionally. They’ve “been there.” They want you to have an easier experience with acne than they did.

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Lisa Hill
5 years ago

I have used dermology cream to treat acne but what you have suggested can also be effective treatment. I will definitely recommend this brand as well. Thanks for sharing.