This is not a sponsored post. I just love the results I got with these products and wanted to share them with you!
For the last 2 years or so, I have been having a long and mainly uneventful battle against acne. I tried every natural, DIY remedy out there, and saw little to no results. In some cases my breakouts got worse. I even tried some drugstore treatments that helped for a while, but irritated my skin to no end.
Discouragement was rampant as I was constantly on the look out for something new to try, yet nothing seemed to help. I eventually got to the point where I decided acne was something I was just going to have to out grow and that I wouldn’t leave the house without a thick layer of full coverage foundation until I was 30.
Years ago I had seen some Proactiv infomercials and I actually looked into it once, but at the time I felt it was too expensive and that I would rather try something a little more natural. Which is totally great. If natural stuff works for you, that. is. awesome. However natural remedies are much more personal. And even if someone you know had great results with a given natural treatment does not mean it will work for you. That is why I spent so long trying every natural acne remedy I could find. I tried treating it with strawberries, lemon juice, aloe, baking soda, and honey. Also I tried oil cleansing, which to be honest made my skin a whole lot worse. I tried avoiding dairy products and chocolate (the latter didn’t last long at all).
The Turning Point
I was spending way too much time obsessing about my skin, and I still had nothing to show for it. Then just recently, after hearing about great results someone was getting with Rodan and Fields (Proactiv’s parent company) I decided to look into it again. I don’t know why the price scared me off so much the first time. It’s only $19.95 a month plus shipping, if you are on a subscription (your order is on auto ship but you can cancel at anytime) for the 3 base products. Plus, they send you a free gift with each shipment and you get a discount on their other products. I use the original Proactive 3 step system (cleanser, toner, treatment), with the addition of Blackhead Dissolving Gel, Green Tea Moisturizer, and Acne Body Bar. (more on those below)
I started using Proactiv May of 2017, and I saw results within the week. The results I have now, after 3 months of use, are amazing. My skin is clearer and more even it tone than it has been in a long while. I will be honest, I still have the occasional break out but it is healed so much faster and they are much less frequent than before. My twice daily routine takes less than two minutes, and I love that these products haven’t dramatically increased my skin sensitivity like the drugstore treatments I tried. I don’t mean sun sensitivity, which has been increased, but has been a great motivator for wearing SPF more regularly which I need to do anyways. I mean how sensitive my skin is to makeup and other products. Often I would have bad reactions to many products but Proactiv has helped with that.
the extra three
Of the three ‘extra’ Proactiv products I’ve used I have been by far the most impressed
with the Blackhead Dissolving Gel. The name is rather misleading, it is a gel face masks that does so much more that clear up blackheads. It clears and shrinks pores, helps breakouts, and deep cleans your skin. The first time I used this I was amazed at how much this help shrink my pores. By the second use I was a die-hard fan. I typically use this 1-2 times a month, but you can use it up to 1-2 times a week if you need more help.
The gift I got with my second shipment of proactiv, is the acne body bar. It’s great for bacne or zits on your chest and neck. I don’t like to use bar soap on my face but if you do you can use it instead of the facial cleanser in the original three step program.
Those of us with acne have a hard time imagining any worse skin condition. But let me tell you acne and dry skin is much, much worse. I struggled for a long time to find a moisturizer that would condition and protect my skin without clogging pores and making my face feel (and look) greasy. This Green Tea Moisturizer is the perfect solution. It’s a lightweight gel that is super hydrating, but non-comedogenic (it won’t clog your pores). I wish it would have some SPF since Proactiv increases your skins sensitivity to sun. But overall I really love this product especially since the green tea helps calm any irritation. Another positive, a deluxe sample of this product is available currently as a bonus gift for you first order.
So as you can tell, I’m really lovin’ the results I’m getting from Proactiv. I love waking up in the morning and not worrying about trying to hide my skin behind a mask of foundation. Clear skin is an achievable goal with the right products. I want to emphesize this is NOT a sponsored post. Proactiv didn’t give me these products free or pay me in anyway. They probably don’t even know I exist. I just love these products some much and I love my clear skin even more. I want to help you to enjoy the same results I got.
Just remember clear skin or not, you are beautiful the way you are right now. No exceptions. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to improve our appearance it just means that no matter what we see in the mirror we should live life with the confidence you get from knowing you are gorgeous just the way you are.
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